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Fred Award

The Commerce Union Bank "Fred Award"


Each quarter, Commerce Union Bank honors one employee who embodies the spirit of Fred — the postal worker featured in Mark Sanborn's book, The Fred Factor.


Each Commerce Union Bank employee is asked to nominate a fellow employee who exemplifies Fred's spirit of passionately loving his job, and genuinely caring about the people he serves.


An employee is then given the "Fred Award" for their "Fred Spirit," receiving a certificate of recognition as well as a cash award.


We're Pleased to Announce Our Fred Award Recipients

It is a great honor to announce that our inaugural Fred Award winner is Buddy Vantrease!


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Listed from left to right: Buddy Vantrease, Winner, Ron DeBerry, Bank President, and Betty Carol Purcell, HR Director


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More About The Fred Factor

In his book, Mark Sanborn describes how a postal employee named Fred inspires him through daily acts of kindness and consideration. Sanborn realizes that the concept of doing good things for people on a regular basis can be a powerful personal development philosophy that strengthens companies and organizations.


The Fred Factor on Amazon


Mark Sanborn's website