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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ICBA Honors Seven Community Banks for Outstanding Community Service

Phoenix, Ariz. (March 20, 2009)—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today named seven community bank award winners for the 2009 ICBA National Community Bank Service Awards. The seven community bank award recipients, who were announced today during ICBA’s National Convention and Techworld in Phoenix, received top honors for outstanding volunteer service in their communities. ICBA recognizes National Community Bank Service Award recipients annually.

The 2009 ICBA National Community Bank Service Award honorees are:

  • National Award, assets over $500 million: Alpine Banks of Colorado, Grand Junction, Colo.
  • National Award, assets of $250 million-$500 million: First National Bank, Waverly, Iowa
  • National Award, assets of $250 million-$500 million: Lincoln Savings Bank, Reinbeck, Iowa
  • National Award, assets of $100 million-$250 million: Grand Rapids State Bank, Grand Rapids, Minn.
  • National Award, assets under $100 million-$250 million: Frontier Savings Bank, Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Financial Literacy Award
    • Assets over $500 million assets: Harleysville National Bank, Harleysville, Pa.
    • Assets under $500 million assets: First State Bank & Trust Co., Fremont, Neb.

"ICBA's National Community Bank Service Awards honor the dedication and commitment of community bankers across our nation who make their local communities a better place to live and work," said Cynthia L. Blankenship, ICBA chairman and vice chairman and chief operating officer of Bank of the West, Grapevine, Texas. "This year’s award recipients exemplify what community bank service is all about, and we commend all the award recipients for giving invaluable time, expertise and resources to their communities.”

The seven banks honored performed unparalleled acts of community service by providing leadership in financial literacy, supporting education and providing emergency relief to families in the wake of natural disaster.

ICBA founded the National Community Bank Service Awards program to help celebrate outstanding volunteer efforts of community banks. The ICBA National Community Bank Service Awards bring national recognition to the unparalleled contributions community banks make to help sustain their communities. The awards are given to ICBA members that show longstanding commitments to community outreach and development. ICBA particularly recognizes community banks demonstrating exemplary actions promoting education in savings, budgeting and other areas of financial education through its Financial Literacy Award.

Learn more about these banks' unparalleled acts of community service and the ICBA National Community Bank Service Awards at www.icba.org.




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