To Register to attend this year's event: Click Here INSPIRE Awards Gala Registration = $150.00 per person (includes meal, keynote, awards gala) INSPIRE Awards Gala - Table of Ten = 10 attendees included = $1,200.00 Event sponsorships noted at bottom or at the link above!
Recognition Dinner and Awards Thursday June 15, 2023 – AT A NEW VENUE! The Hilton Harrisburg in Harrisburg, PA 5:00 pm – Registration and Networking Reception 5:45 pm – Welcome, Remarks and Dinner 6:15 pm – Keynote Speaker: Sgt. (Ret.) Rick Yarosh 7:00 pm – Awards presentation begins Semi-formal attire, please
Each year, the PACB INSPIRE Awards recognize and honor the incredible and varied ways that community banks breathe life into the neighborhoods they serve. Award winners are determined to be those organizations which INSPIRE others in the community to undertake a leadership role in making their local communities a better place.
PACB is proud of the powerful role that our community bankers play to support local businesses, schools, charitable and community groups and houses of worship. Our community bankers work hard every day to help their local entrepreneurs and community leaders build vibrant communities where families want to live, work and play. PACB is delighted to also honor and recognize our outstanding associate members and preferred providers – as well as career-tenure bank employees, who will receive PACB's Lifetime Achievement Award! Join us for the exciting award presentations on Thursday, June 15!
Awards for Community Banks will be Presented in These Categories:
The Banker of the Year Award – For outstanding achievements by a community banking executive during 2022.
Category Awards for:
Community Support and Engagement
Excellence in Lending
Economic Rehabilitation Award Economic Development Award Retail Lending Award Small Business Lending Award Excellence in Marketing (3 sub categories): Best creative (print) Best creative (digital or social media) Best creative (radio or television)
Awards for Associate Members and Preferred Providers Presented in These Categories: (A company may compete for more than one award. But please use one submission form for each award) • Associate Member of the Year – Provides outstanding interaction and networks with PACB members over the past 12 months. If a vendor, your product or service has helped the Association or community banks to be more profitable, and better serve customers and the community, and your product or service has helped a community bank differentiate itself in the marketplace. • Preferred Provider of the Year – Given for the most comprehensive support of PACB and PACB member institutions. • New Associate Member of the Year – Presented to the associate member within the last two years, that has participated to an outstanding degree, using the criteria above. PACB's Lifetime Achievement Awards Will Also Be Presented: Career-tenure employees who dedicated most of their professional career to community banking will be recognized and honored. Whether having served in operations, administration or on the front lines, these honorees epitomize the core values of community banking and have strived to provide excellent service to shareholders, management and their customers.
Be certain that your bank has submitted an award application for consideration! PACB is excited to recognize our members and looks forward to highlighting all award recipients with the industry, the media and the public.
Our Keynote Speaker for the Evening: Army Sgt. (Ret.) Rick Yarosh A Message of Hope and Inspiration
Army Sgt. Yarosh joined the Army in 2004, and while on patrol in the Abu Ghraib region of Iraq on September 1, 2006, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle he was traveling in was hit by an improvised explosive device. The IED exploded through the bottom of his Bradley, engulfing Yarosh and his two comrades in flames. Yet Rick calls that, “the best day of my life.” The blast ruptured the fuel cell and caused the vehicle to burst into flames. Rick suffered burns over most of his body. He lost his right leg below the knee, and lost the use of his hands. Now retired from the Army, Rick delivers inspirational talks to millions of people around the country about hope, and the ability to get through anything with a positive attitude. “You may not recognize it yet, but you possess the H.O.P.E. that many seek,” notes Rick.
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The ONLY Awards Recognition Program for Community Banks in PA!