Did you know that April is Community Banking Month? Community Banking Month is a time where we celebrate community banks and their dedication to the areas they serve. Community banks are relationship lenders that thrive when their customers and communities do the same. Taking care of customers and looking out for the best interest of local communities is the community banking business model.
Think you can perform an award winning event or service project this Community Banking Month? Why not give it a try!
Last year PACB awarded 19 community banks for their commitment to giving back. These awards are presented in three categories – the President’s Award, the Community Leadership Award, and the Grow Your Community Award. If you would like to take a look at the 2015 award-winning entries, you can do so by CLICKING HERE.
Community banking month is a great time to let your community banking light shine! This year, we hope that you will join the effort to promote community banking. We encourage you to host that award-winning event and to perform that award-winning service project – and then share it with us by entering the 2016 GROW Your Community Award Program.
More information can be found below, and as always we are here to assist with ideas and support!
Communities throughout Pennsylvania are becoming stronger!
Communities are growing and thriving because community banks care. In a time when our friends and neighbors are struggling, our member banks have stepped up to support local charities and community events.
Whether it be a monetary donation, volunteer time, sponsorships, or special seminars that educate and promote economic growth, it is your service and commitment that makes your community a better place to live and work. Your involvement has kept your customers faithful, and your sincerity has kept others hopeful.
At PACB, we hold banks that go above and beyond to ‘grow their community’ in the highest standing, and we recognize those whose involvement in our towns exceed normal business practices.
The Grow Your Community Awards program has been established to honor those who strive to impact their community in meaningful ways.
Please take a moment to tell us about the great things that you do to help “Grow Your Community.” Possible entries can include, but are certainly not limited to: community redevelopment, housing-related activities, community entertainment, financial support or sponsorship, and projects benefiting special interest groups such as seniors, children, physically/mentally challenged, etc.
To enter, please complete the attached entry form, including a description of the activity in which your bank participated. Also include photos and/or press coverage of your activity so that we can see the impact of your event. Please return all materials to PACB no later than Friday, June 3, 2016.
Entries will be judged on the IMPACT their service or donation has had on their community.
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Winning banks will be recognized in front of their peers at PACB’s Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Florida this September. In addition, each winning community bank will receive an award that they can proudly display at their home office. Also, each award-winning project will be officially recognized in an upcoming issue of Transactions.
Please CLICK HERE to download a pdf of the Grow Your Community Award Program Brochure & Entry Form.
If you have any questions about the Grow Your Community Awards or need additional information, please contact Eric Kovac at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 231-7447.