Indiana bank backs downtown revitalization

Brownsburg, Ind.-based State Bank helped host a reception in August to celebrate a $20,000 contribution to The Heart of Lebanon initiative, which supports the revitalization of the Indiana town. 

To date, State Bank has donated $40,000 to the organization, which works with downtown merchants as well as sponsors, donors, and the City of Lebanon to foster the revitalization and reengagement of the downtown.

“Nothing pleases us more than giving back to the communities that have contributed to our success over the years,” said Mike Baker, president and CEO at State Bank. “And the placemaking efforts of The Heart of Lebanon align with our values to help small businesses succeed. We are excited to see the impact of this next $20,000 donation as it continues to help fund the revitalization efforts of this historic downtown.”

The event, held in conjunction with the Lebanon Courthouse Car Cruise-in and Music on the Plaza, was also hosted by Mayor Matt Gentry’s office and The Heart of Lebanon.

“A strong downtown has always been vital for our community’s success, and I am thankful that State Bank shares that vision and is investing in the vibrancy of the Heart of Lebanon and our community,” said Mayor Matt Gentry. “I am confident State Bank’s continued support will help our city’s core continue to thrive.”

The $623 million State Bank has eight offices in Boone and Hendricks counties on the western edge of Indianapolis. It is set to open two more, in Carmel, Ind., this fall and in Lafayette, Ind., next year.