United Shore Takes Over Birmingham Fair for Private Company Event

Company Sponsors Fair to Increase Charitable Efforts, Promote Career Opportunities

May 28, 2015, 16:47 ET from United Shore

TROY, Mich., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, United Shore took over the 52nd Annual Birmingham Fair, hosting a private company event for its 1,200 team members and their families. In all, more than 3,700 people of all ages were in attendance and were able to enjoy free food and drinks, free carnival games, and unlimited rides.

The exclusive event is another example of the efforts United Shore makes to be a family-friendly company with unique and fun workplace perks. In addition to free tickets to local sporting events, United Shore offers discounted vouchers to concerts at DTE Energy Music Theatre, and has featured live performances by Boyz II Men and MC Hammer at recent company holiday parties.

"The Fair is quickly becoming a United Shore family tradition," said Mat Ishbia, president and CEO at United Shore. "We want our team members to feel appreciated; this gives us a chance to thank them and their families, and have a lot of fun together."

The 2015 Birmingham Fair also kicks off United Shore's five-year sponsorship of the event, in conjunction with the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce. United Shore, one of the largest and fastest-growing independent mortgage lenders in the country, sought the sponsorship opportunity to highlight the company's commitment to a work-life balance and to local charitable and community efforts.

"Through United Shore's sponsorship, it helps us fund grants to non-profits, and we're able to support many more, and that support will continue through at least 2019," said Joe Bauman, president of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber. "We're able to give about $20,000 from the Village Fair to partners such as BBSO, Birmingham Youth Assistance, Bottomless Toy Chest, and many others."

Throughout the weekend, United Shore invites the public to its talent recruiting booth at the center of Shain Park. United Shore continues to grow at an explosive rate and has received multiple awards as a Best Place To Work. Since January, United Shore has hired over 150 new team members and will add close to 500 more people by year-end.  

"We're very focused on creating an environment that establishes work-life balance for our team members," Ishbia said. "Because of our company's upward growth, we're able to do things like this to reward our team members for their hard work, and it's always a lot of fun."

The Birmingham Fair, located at Shain Park, is open to the public from May 28-31. Fair hours are Thursday, May 28, from noon to 10 p.m.; Friday, May 29, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday, May 30, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, May 31, from noon to 9 p.m.

About United Shore
Founded in 1986, United Shore is one of the largest, coolest and fastest-growing independent mortgage lenders in the United States. It is home to United Wholesale Mortgage, the top lender among more of America's independent mortgage brokers. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, United Shore employs 1,200 team members. In addition to receiving the Cool Places to Work award, United Shore has also been named the "Best of the Best" Overall Company to Work For in Michigan, Top Workplace, and Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Company, and a National Best and Brightest Company. For more information, visit unitedshore.com.


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