TOLEDO — The Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) honored First Neighbor Bank, as well as two other community banks in Illinois, for their exceptional community service with 2020 Illinois Bank Community Service Awards. The awards were presented during the IBA’s virtual Annual Conference on June 16. This is the 18th year for the Community Service awards, which honor Illinois financial institutions that demonstrate a high level of service in their communities.
First Neighbor Bank, with headquarters in Toledo, has branches in five counties in central Illinois and has a very community-minded staff and Board of Directors. Their most recent project was the fundraising and construction of the Neal Center YMCA in Toledo -- population 1,200 -- and over $1 million was raised. This has had wide-reaching effect, and currently, there are over 1,700 YMCA members from the various surrounding communities. Their staff also participate in many community service projects throughout the year such as One Stop Community Christmas, Illinois Special Olympics, and various school activities just to name a few.
The Illinois Bankers Association is a full-service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits the entire banking industry and the communities they serve. Founded in 1891, the IBA brings together state and national banks and savings banks of all sizes.
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