About Ben

Ben Pankonin is the founder and CEO of Social Assurance, a software-solutions company that serves over 1,500 financial service providers across the country with marketing sales and community impact solutions.

Community Spark Award 2020 Finalist: Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.

Guaranty Bank initiated the creation of a community garden in Belzoni, MS; home to its corporate headquarters. Chandra Hines and Clifton Williams mobilized community residents who became the Belzoni Community Garden Committee to prepare the land, construct 25 raised garden beds, and plan each bed with a variety ...

Community Spark Award 2020 Finalist: New Tripoli Bank

In 2020, New Tripoli Bank increased its employee volunteerism and charitable donations to focus on individuals and families in need and promoting local organizations and events that assist them. Throughout 2020, it has sponsored, volunteered and donated to multiple community organizations. To start the year, it ...

Community Spark Award 2020 Finalist: Sanibel Captiva Community Bank

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank supports nonprofit organizations that make a meaningful impact in the lives of Southwest Floridians. Community is in its name and it’s central to its values. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, it recently donated $102,500 to help 12 Southwest Florida nonprofit organizations servi ...

Community Spark Award 2020 Finalist: Stoneham Bank

Stoneham Bank sparked its community with a Small Business Spotlight initiative led by its VP, Marketing Director, Lauren Constantine in partnership with Pannos Marketing. It asked community members to nominate their favorite local small business for a chance to receive a $2,500 grant from the bank. The digital ...

Community Spark Award 2020 Finalist: UKFCU

In response to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic was having on its local economy, the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union announced that it was starting the UKFCU Restaurant Challenge to help small and local restaurants. Beginning March 24th, it committed to spending $50,000 with local restaurants b ...

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