Community Relations

Centier Bank donates $2,500 to local nonprofit

Merrillville, Ind.-based Centier Bank donated $2,500 to the Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center. The Indianapolis-based facility provides assistance by offering basic needs and financial education in neighborhoods deemed ethnically and socio-economically diverse. The donation is expected to directly fund a homeownership program that helps clients looking to buy a home by providing credit reports, credit … Read more

Northwest Bank donates $50,000 to local school district

Iowa-based Northwest Bank donated $50,000 to Humboldt Community School District for a new multi-purpose athletic training facility.  The addition, expected to be completed in September, will include a practice gym, weight room, turf area and additional space for wrestling. Humboldt Superintendent Jim Murray accepted the donation on behalf of the school district. “Northwest Bank is … Read more

Centier Bank donates $5,000 for community event

Merrillville, Ind.-based Centier Bank donated $5,000 to Crown Point Community Foundation for its Volunteer Fair and Blood Drive. The event, which was held March 4, is considered one of the foundation’s largest events of the year. The Fair matches charitable organizations with interested volunteers.  Centier Bank Senior Partner Chrisanne Christ, a Community Foundation board member, … Read more

Independent Bank donates supplies for Turkey, Syria earthquake survivors

Employees of Ionia, Mich.-based Independent Bank donated supplies for survivors of the Feb. 6 earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria.  Employees gathered sleeping bags, blankets, tents, winter gear, tents and medication. The supplies, which fill three large trucks, were later sent to the victims. Senior commercial bankers Kyle Anne Johns and Russ Kacin; Vice President … Read more

First Bank of Berne donates $10K to several local groups

Indiana-based First Bank of Berne donated $10,000 to four local groups within the last month, including:   $5,000 for a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event slated for later in March. The bank committed to a match donation for the South Adams FFA Community Food Drive and agreed to give $1 for every can donated up … Read more

First Security Foundation donates $15,000 for local women’s rights group

Charles City, Iowa-based First Security Foundation donated $15,000 to The National 19th Amendment Society. The donation is intended to help the local group build a secure storage shed to maintain a replica of a suffragette wagon used by suffragists more than a century ago to distribute periodicals supporting women’s rights. The wagon honors Carrie Chapman … Read more

Wisconsin’s Forward Bank donated $831,000 to nonprofits last year

Marshfield, Wis.-based Forward Bank donated $831,000 to more than 400 local nonprofits last year.  The bank announced that it has donated nearly $2 million through its Charitable Money Market Accounts program since it was established in 2006. At the end of every year, Forward, a mutual bank, tallies the average balance and donates a percentage … Read more

First Business Bank receives Top Workplaces designation for second straight year

Madison, Wis.-based First Business Bank received a 2023 Top Workplaces USA award. The award, issued by software firm Energage, recognizes top organizations with a minimum of 150 employees across 60 markets. Top Workplaces are chosen based on employee feedback gathered through an employee engagement survey.  “For the second year in a row, our employees across … Read more

One Community Bank launches Community Bank Advisory Board

Oregon, Wis.-based One Community Bank recently formed a Community Bank Advisory Board.  The board includes appointed OCB colleagues and community members, including President and CEO Steve Peotter, CFO Shauna Gnorski and Chief Experience Officer Liz Deihs. Jim Walker, a retired commercial lending OCB colleague, is expected to serve as independent chair of the advisory board. … Read more

Iowa-based Bank Midwest donates thousands of dollars to local schools

Spirit Lake, Iowa-based Bank Midwest recently delivered a total of $8,222 in checks to Spirit Lake and Okoboji schools as part of a savings program. “Anyone who’s been part of the Spirit Lake and Okoboji schools knows how lucky we are,” said Amy Radcliffe, marketing manager for the $1 billion Bank Midwest. “I’m excited to … Read more