Members Mortgage Services
Todd Brunner, President/CEO of Members Mortgage Services in Hutchinson, reached out to the TECH Art Gallery with a need to decorate several walls at their new office space. Todd and Members Mortgage Services have been strong supporters of TECH for several years and saw this as yet another opportunity to move the TECH mission forward.
“I fell in love with the quality art I saw at this year’s TECH Gala. Since we were in an expansion project, it struck me we should use local pieces instead of “catalog” corporate art. Looking further into the idea, I realized a great theme could be put together with the help of TECH’s vast library of artwork," says Brunner. Todd and his wife Javon came to the TECH Art Gallery and picked out several pieces, some of which were ordered in custom sizes to fit the large space at MMS.
"Todd was great to work with! We love when local businesses have a desire to support the creativity of our TECH artists. They (artists) get excited every time a piece is sold and are over the moon when their artwork is on display for the community to see," says Lacey Mills, Director of Marketing and Development for TECH. Brunner selected 7 prints for their newly remodeled space. The artist retains 80% of the proceeds from the sale of their artwork and have quickly developed excellent entrepreneurial skills from this program.
Members Mortgage Services is not the first local business to support the TECH Art Gallery. Queen Bee Marketing, First National Bank, the Reno County Annex and City Offices are just a few local supporters that have purchased and/or put up a public art display with pieces by TECH Artists. Brunner said, "When the great feeling of supporting a local asset like TECH was thrown in, it was a gratifying win-win. The quality of their art pieces sold themselves. Our employees and customers are thrilled.”