Alliance wins Commitment to Community Award

Shane R. Pilarski, president and CEO of Alliance Bank, displays an Indiana Bankers Association 2019 Commitment to Community Award.

FRANCESVILLE — Alliance Bank in Francesville and First Savings Bank in Jeffersonville have been honored with the Indiana Bankers Association C2C (Commitment to Community) awards in their respective asset sizes for outstanding community service performed during 2019.

Alliance Bank won in the category of banks with assets below $500 million and First

Savings Bank won in the category of banks with assets of $500 million and above.

The award announcements were made on Nov. 17 during the Association’s Mega Reimagined conference, held virtually for more than 700 participants.

The Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) created the C2C Awards in 2018 to celebrate exceptional bank outreach and to raise public awareness of the diverse ways that banks support the communities they serve.

Twenty-five banks submitted nominations for the 2019 C2C awards, providing a sampling of statewide community service performed by the 120+ member banks of the IBA. The following banks submitted nominations for the 2019 IBA Commitment to Community Awards:

Asset Size: Under $500 million

Alliance Bank, Francesville — winner

Bath State Bank

Bedford Federal Savings Bank — finalist

Bippus State Bank, Huntington

Community First Bank of Indiana, Kokomo — finalist

First Federal Savings Bank, Huntington

First Vincennes Savings Bank

Home Bank, Martinsville

Kentland Bank

The Peoples Bank, Brownstown

Riddell National Bank, Brazil

Wayne Bank and Trust Company, Cambridge City

Asset Size: $500 million or more

Centier Bank, Merrillville

First Bank Richmond

First Farmers Bank & Trust Company, Converse

First Harrison Bank, Corydon

First Savings Bank, Jeffersonville — winner

First State Bank of Middlebury

German American Bank, Jasper

Greenfield Banking Company

Horizon Bank, Michigan City

Merchants Bank of Indiana, Carmel — finalist

The National Bank of Indianapolis

Peoples Bank, Munster — finalist

STAR Bank, Fort Wayne IBA President and CEO Amber Van Til said: “The Indiana Bankers Association applauds all of the banks that submitted nominations for the 2019 C2C Awards. These nominations share the story of banks’ helping to build better communities.”

The Indiana Bankers Association supports Indiana banking through issues advocacy, professional education, and products and services that enhance financial institutions’ ability to help build better communities.

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