BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regions Bank today announced that Nikki Stock Beem, a mortgage loan originator in Frankfort, Indiana, is the May 2015 recipient of the Regions Bank Better Life Award. The Better Life Award is the top honor given to a Regions associate for outstanding dedication and job performance, as well as exemplary involvement and commitment to the community.
In addition to the recognition, Regions donates $1,000 in the name of the recipient to a nonprofit organization of the winner’s choice. Beem chose the Boys and Girls Club of Clinton County, where she serves as a mentor. A video of Beem is available on the Regions Financial YouTube channel.
Beem takes pride in helping her mortgage customers achieve the American dream. “For a lot of people, it’s their first home purchase and not everyone has excellent credit,” she said. “But I listen as they tell me their story, and over time, I help them establish good credit.”
“Nikki really goes the extra mile to see her customers get what they need,” said Frank Haig, Regions Mortgage Production Manager for Indiana. “Her main motivation is putting them in a better place than where they were when they came to see her.”
Beem gets as much joy out of seeing children succeed. She works one-on-one with struggling students at Suncrest Elementary School, helping them learn how to read. She also gives children at the Boys and Girls Club her undivided attention and recently raised $60,000 for the center by going door-to-door in the community. “I’ve been able to help several kids there on an individual basis,” said Beem. “They become part of your family.”
Beem is perhaps best known for her passion for restoring dilapidated buildings around Frankfort to the neighborhood jewels they once were. For years, she has fixed up old homes, historic landmarks and streetscapes. The mayor of Frankfort appointed her to the city’s redevelopment commission.
“It’s really great to be such an integral part of reawakening the community I love so much,” said Beem. “It really feels good when you can take a home that has fallen into disrepair and bring it back from the dead. I’m helping to build the community, one house at a time.”
Beem is a two-term past president for her local United Way. She helped raise a record-setting $950,000 for the group. She also formed a financial education partnership between Regions, Junior Achievement and the Frankfort school system, and participates in a number of Regions volunteer projects – including the bank’s annual 500 Festival Education Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
About The Better Life Award
The Better Life Award is presented monthly to a Regions associate who lives the company’s mission to make life better for customers, associates and the communities Regions serves, and who is an example of the company’s values:
- Put People First
- Do What Is Right
- Focus On Your Customer
- Reach Higher
- Enjoy Life
Regions associates are nominated for the award by their managers and peers. Regions Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Grayson Hall honors recipients at the company’s headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., at a meeting broadcast live to offices in the 16 states Regions serves. In addition to the recognition, associates who earn the Better Life Award receive an additional week of vacation, a crystal award, and a $1,000 donation is made in their name to the charity of their choice.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $122 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,650 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com. Regions is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.