"Real Community Bank" Image Program


CBAI is proud to present the Real Community Bank Image Program, available only to CBAI active member financial institutions.

A Real Community Bank is one which takes its commitment to its community seriously. This is a bank in which decisions are made locally, for the betterment of the home area in mind.

CBAI leadership believes that, while we may recognize the difference between a community bank and a mega-bank, too many mega-bank imposters are attempting to claim our identity.

The Real Community Bank Image Program, now implemented in nearly 20 other states throughout the United States, harnesses the power of professionally produced commercials which can be personalized for your bank. It's designed to accurately and compellingly inform viewers, listeners, and/or readers about what makes a community bank better.

For more information, contact Valerie Johnston, SVP Communications or Jenny Dial, SVP of Operations at 217-529-2265 or 800-736-2224.

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About Community BancService Corporation, Inc.

A subsidiary of Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), CBSC aggregates the “clout” of CBAI member banks to negotiate lower costs and provide improved access to essential bank products and services. CBSC recommends products and services that assist banks with income-production, expense reduction, consulting, marketing, compliance, equipment, insurance, lending, A/L management and payments. Before the CBSC board of directors awards any program an exclusive partnership, it is subjected to a rigorous due diligence review that includes extensive testing by members, occasionally by independent experts, and negotiation of special member-only benefits. This process typically takes up to six months.

Today, CBAI members use an average of more than five CBSC preferred providers. Last year, members collectively saved nearly $ 1.5 million in purchasing discounts from CBSC-recommended firms. Contact CBSC today and share in the savings.