Main Street Stories

In 1973, Chuck challenged Wall Street and brought investing to Main Street. Today, we continue to advocate for our clients, give back to our local communities, and lead our industry forward. Main Street Stories is where we showcase our people, our culture and our mission.

Featured Stories

  • Community, Culture | Military Veterans Month

    Rising to the challenge to support Military and Veterans nonprofits

    As part of Charles Schwab’s first-ever “Military Pro Bono Challenge”, a few new Schwabbies joined with members of Schwab's Military Veterans Network (MVN) to put their professional skills to work for military- and veteran-focused nonprofits.

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  • Innovation

    Schwab demonstrates commitment to green growth with Texas solar field

    In its ongoing commitment to minimize the company's environmental footprint, Schwab is helping sustainability efforts in Texas with its new DFW-area solar farm.

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  • Culture | Military Veterans Month

    Meet Tammy O., Schwabbie and military spouse

    Tammy’s Schwab story is a virtual circle – one that starts at Schwab and has brought her back to the firm.

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In the Industry

Chuck built his career, and our company, around a principle of abiding optimism and that persistence toward a better outcome always wins the day.

In the latest TV spot from Charles Schwab & Co., Chuck Schwab, our founder shares his perspective on the current crisis, by recalling previous crises endured and overcome by his generation.

Chuck Schwab shares his perspective on the current crisis.

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Chuck speaking:

I was born in ’37 so it was a very struggling period of time.

 

On screen:      Charles Schwab

                        Founder, Charles Schwab and Co

 

That’s the nature of Wall Street. Up and down. Depression to exuberance. Depression to exuberance.

And you could name many, many cycles like that over the years.

My generation, having come through so many wars and so many things…

Polio was really a big problem. A disease that didn’t have a solution.

But we persisted and finally came up with the Salk vaccine.

Persistence. It’s the heartbeat of this country.

Stick with it.

 

On screen:      We remain invested in optimism.

                        We remain invested in investors.

                        We remain invested in you.

 

On screen:      [Charles Schwab logo/Own your tomorrow lockup]

                        2020 Charles Schwab and Co., Inc. All rights reserved Member SIPC (0420-0A7G)

 

 

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Additional Stories

  • Culture | Military Veterans Month

    Honoring our Veterans: Meet Bryn N.

    Schwab continues to celebrate our veteran employees. Meet Schwabbie Bryn N., a U.S. Naval Academy graduate.

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  • Industry

    Why health savings accounts should be part of your financial routine

    Nathan Voris, Managing Director, Business Strategy, Schwab Retirement Plan Services

    Based on 401K study data, Schwab executive Nathan Voris talks about how HSAs benefit overall retirement savings plans.

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  • Community

    Bridging the Digital Divide – one laptop at a time

    Schwab is helping bridge the digital divide by donating refurbished laptops for families in need.

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Our Culture

Meet Texas Schwabbie Felicia L. who has dedicated her career to serving clients and her colleagues.

For more than 28 years, Felicia has been supporting clients and colleagues alike in the North Dallas Branch. See what sweet surprise Felicia bring to work in honor of her colleagues every year.

Felicia L. my Schwab Story

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I’ve been at Schwab for 28 years and it’s been great.

What’s kept me here at Schwab all these years is, of course, the relationship that I’ve built with all my coworkers, and, mostly, the relationship I built with our clients.

Being part of the backbone of the branch, I’m there to support the branch, itself, as well as our clients, being the doctor fix-it for all the machinery, since I was probably there when it was first installed.

But knowing what to do and how to handle, mainly, like the branch lobby, how to make it work smoothly, and make the whole office work smoothly.

Well, what I like to do for all my coworkers is bake cakes for them. Whenever someone new starts, I usually try and find out what their favorite cake is, and, as well as their birthday.

I love working at Schwab because I have a great group of people I work with, great clients that we work with.

Every day is a different day, and there’s always challenges and there’s always changes.

It’s always fun to see what’s going to come up next.

Me, as an individual, working with Schwab has educated me as an investor, being in this industry, learning about the importance of saving up for retirement.

When I started working at Schwab, everything started to fall into place. I understood what retirement accounts were, and the importance of investing, and what mutual funds were, and getting to experience it myself, and that made a big difference.

That’s my Schwab story. What’s yours?

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Additional Stories

  • Culture | Military Veterans Month

    Meet Tony M., new Schwabbie and veteran

    November is National Veterans and Military Families Month. At Schwab, celebrating the service of our many veteran employees is paramount. In that spirit, meet new Schwabbie and veteran - Tony M.

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  • Industry

    Celebrating 15 years of IMPACT Awards® winners

    In honor of the 15th anniversary of the IMPACT Awards program, past winners share their memories from the main stage at IMPACT and talk about how their firms have grown and evolved since that day.  

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  • Industry, Viewpoints

    2020 is an Especially Good Year to Give

    Kim Laughton, president of Schwab Charitable

    Schwab Charitable president Kim Laughton provides insight on how donors have stepped up and increased their giving to support those most impacted by this challenging environment.

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  • Culture

    Schwabbie goes the distance with ultramarathons

    Have you ever driven 100 miles and thought, “This is taking forever!” Now imagine doing it on foot. On purpose. Repeatedly. Schwabbie Mark B. tests his endurance with ultramarathon races.

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  • Culture

    Looking for inspiration? Meet Schwabbie Christian R.

    Schwab executive Christian R. rises above his early life challenges and uses his experiences to succeed both in his personal and professional lives.

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  • Culture

    Celebrating Schwab’s continuing commitment to women

    As part of this year’s celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Charles Schwab celebrates the Women’s Interactive Network at Schwab (WINS) Employee Resource Group (ERG). Schwab leaders and WINS co-chairs Annie L. and Karen B. talk about the important role WINS plays at Schwab.

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  • Industry, Viewpoints

    A Historic Moment and Opportunity

    CEO Walt Bettinger shares a few thoughts on the close of the TD Ameritrade acquisition – why the combination helps us towards our goal of being a company that can best serve clients with the soul of a challenger.

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  • Industry, Innovation

    Cybersecurity: a cornerstone of client trust

    As fraudsters and scammers seek to take advantage of individuals and financial institutions, Schwab reaffirms our commitment to work tirelessly with our clients to keep their data safe and secure.

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  • Innovation

    Accelerating the client experience toward the future

    Schwab executive Sara Tresch sits down with leaders of three Digital Accelerators and discuss how agile product management helps drive client outcomes, innovation and employee engagement.

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