Illinois National Bank was among three banks honored for exceptional community service by winning a 2016 Illinois Bank Community Service Award presented by the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA). The awards ceremony was held recently during the 125th Annual IBA Conference held at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis. This is the 14th year for the Community Service awards, which honor Illinois financial institutions that demonstrate a high level of service in their communities.
In its news release, the IBA wrote: “Illinois National Bank employees are passionate about serving the needs of the community and prove it on a daily basis. One of the projects bank employees are most passionate about is their work with low-income children. For the past five years, INB, located in Springfield, has hosted a Spring Break Snack Food Event for the children who live in Brandon Court, a low-income housing development. The event is coordinated with the Central Illinois Foodbank’s Kids Café, a nationwide program through Feeding America that assures children a hot, nutritious meal in a safe environment.
“In 2016, INB employees provided more than 3,500 hundred pounds of food to 160 children. In addition, since the bank’s founding in 1999, INB and its employees have donated almost $900,000 to United Way. Over the years, bank employees have served on the board of directors, as treasurer, and business development chair, and also on the Community Fund Panel.”
Bradford National Bank in Greenville and The PrivateBank and Trust Co. were also recognized.