The streets of Minneapolis have been infested with zombies, but the hills of St. Paul are alive with the sound of music. No, it’s not the Ordway’s Sound of Music cast just yet – it’s the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts’ staff and patrons singing about their friend in the banking business. Bremer Bank, a regional financial powerhouse, has signed on as the lead sponsor of the Ordway’s 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Musical Theater Series.
“Giving back to and supporting our community is an integral part of our mission, so the decision to partner with the Ordway was a natural fit,” said Jeanne Crain, Bremer Bank group president. “The Ordway is a St. Paul institution dedicated to bringing the very best of the performing arts to the Twin Cities and the region. Their diverse programming and ongoing commitment to student education and community outreach programs provide broad access to high quality performances in our communities.” Bremer itself is based in downtown St. Paul, just a few blocks away from the Ordway.
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $10 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Foundation and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company provides a comprehensive range of banking, wealth management, investment, trust and insurance products, and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.