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Join us for Community Banking Week!

Illinois Community Banking Week - April 3 - 9, 2022

"Lending a Helping Hand"

Why Community Banking?

Unlike larger banks that may take deposits in one state and lend in others, community banks channel loans to the neighborhoods where their customers live and work, helping to keep local communities vibrant and growing.

Relationships That Matter

Community bankers know their customers, their character, and their circumstances and help in any way they can. Whereas megabanks just reduce their customers to a number and you either fit in their "box" of service or you don't.

PART of the community, not just IN the community

As local small businesses themselves, community banks only thrive when their customers and communities flourish. To that end, community bank officers are often involved in their local communities.

Quick Facts about Community Banks

Provide roughly
60% of all small
business loans

Make more
than 80% of
agricultural loans

Comprise 99%
of all banks

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