Excellence and Innovation BKD Award Presented by CBAI
The Excellence and Innovation BKD Award Presented by CBAI spotlights exemplary community banks and is sponsored by BKD LLP. An independent panel of judges selects a bank to honor at the CBAI Annual Convention. Click here to learn more. To download and complete the BKD Nomination Form, click here.
The Excellence and Innovation BKD Award Presented by CBAI for Excellence Winners
Community First Bank of the Heartland, Mt. Vernon - "Community Love" Campaign
Honorable Mention: Community State Bank, Galva - Solar Energy Systems
First Robinson Savings Bank won for its "Young Professionals Club Outreach" program.
Teutoplis State Bank - "Bloom and Grow"
Galena State Bank - Superstar Club and Teen Banking Club
Honorable Mention: Herrin Security Bank & Bank of Herrin - First Tiger Trust
Legence Bank, Eldorado - Legence Bank University
Honorable Mention: Galena State Bank - Pink Ribbon Debit Card
Peoples' Bank of Kankakee County, Bourbonnais - Peoples Bank MoneyIsland® Pilot Program
Honorable Mentions: Community Trust Bank, Irvington - Community Trust Bank's Soldier of the Month
Midwest Bank of Western Illinois, Monmouth - Downtown Monmouth
Teutopolis State Bank — Stronger Community: Mission Possible
Allied First Bank, Oswego — CrossTown
Devon Bank, Chicago — Chicago’s Green Bank
First National Bank of Dieterich — Hometown Heroes Book Project
Apple River State Bank — Stagecoach Event Center/Fire Department
Country Bank, Aledo — Community Band Shell Project
The Bradford National Bank, Greenville — Art in Education
The Bank of Marion — Jobs for Community Growth
Honorable Mention: Devon Bank, Chicago — Islamic Financing Program
Bank of Springfield — A program that trained 50 employees in rescue breathing, CPR, and the Heimlich maneuver. The bank also placed defibrillators in each of the bank’ss locations.
Castle Bank, N.A., DeKalb — Castle Bank Challenge
Alpha Community Bank, Toluca (Washburn branch) — Community Grocery Store Project
The Bradford National Bank, Greenville — Bradford Community Building Project
Honorable Mention: First National Bank of Dieterich — EJ Water District Project
Two categories awarded: Community Involvement
First National Bank of Dieterich — Church/Bank Community Program
Honorable Mention: Carlinville National Bank — Carlinville Education & Financial Business Partnership Most Innovative Product or Service
Durand State Bank — Wedding Registry Account
Honorable Mention: Exchange State Bank, Lanark — Leasing and Non-bank Financial Products