A.R.M.S. and Nicolet National Bank team up for Shred Event!

Kristin Kent – WFRV-TV 5 Story Created: Oct 20, 2010 at 3:32 PM CDT

Fall is a popular time to roll up sleeves for one last big cleaning day before the end of the year arrives. Deciding what to keep, what to toss and how to get rid of certain items are common decisions needing to be made. To encourage proper disposal of sensitive documents, A.R.M.S. and Nicolet National Bank have teamed up for a community shred event on Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. The event will take place at four Nicolet National Bank locations in Brown County.

The public shredding event is open to anyone who has confidential information that needs to be securely destroyed. The event is limited to three boxes of documents per individual. A donation of $5 per box is suggested, with all proceeds benefiting the Northeast Wisconsin chapter of the American Red Cross. Residents can bring their boxes of documents to one of the following participating Nicolet National Bank locations: 2363 Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon, 2082 Monroe Road in Bellevue, 2380 Dousman Street in Howard and 1610 Lawrence Drive in De Pere.

“All too often, documents containing sensitive information get tossed in the trash before first getting shredded and with identity theft on the rise, proper disposal is crucial,” said Eric Haas, president of A.R.M.S, a full-service, commercial records center located in De Pere. “Knowing that many folks complete paper purges before the end of the year, we knew this was the perfect time to encourage proper destruction, all while helping to benefit a local nonprofit.”

During the event, mobile shredding trucks from A.R.M.S. will be parked at each participating Nicolet National Bank location. The vehicles are designed to deposit a bin full of documents to be shredded into the truck with a push of a button.

“Our trucks have a screen for our team members to watch the documents being dropped into the shredder so they’re assured no documents are left behind or have fallen out of the bin,” said Haas. “Once everything is shredded, we make sure the waste is recycled.”

Haas says all it takes is a social security number, a password or a credit report landing in the wrong hands and a consumer may find themselves in a financial disaster that could last for years. “To make sure no one becomes a victim of identity theft in our community, we’re encouraging everyone to come out to not only securely destroy sensitive information, but to also support the Red Cross.”

Representatives from A.R.M.S., Nicolet National Bank and the Red Cross will be on hand during the event to talk about the importance of protecting sensitive information as well as supporting the local Red Cross.

For more information about the shredding event, please contact A.R.M.S. at (920) 339-0135 or Nicolet National Bank at (920) 430-1400.

About A.R.M.S.
Founded in 1983, A.R.M.S. (Automated Records Management Systems) provides information management and protection services to businesses throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. As a full-service commercial records center, A.R.M.S. provides “Information Management from Inception through Destruction” for customers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 firms.