And the winner is…

The winner of the first Main Street Holidays Facebook photo contest is Bank of Missouri!

Bank of Missouri

Bank of Missouri’s photo (above) of main street Cape Girardeau captured more than 1,500 likes on ICBA’s Facebook page during the week. The other top five finalists included Paducah Bank, 1st Bank of Sea Isle City, City Bank and Trust Company, and First Federal of Northern Michigan.

Congrats to Bank of Missouri and the other finalists!

Weren’t one of the five finalists? Don’t worry – you’ll be seeing the other photos submitted during the contest throughout the Go Local blog.

Want to submit a holiday photo to us – even after the contest? ICBA loves to receive photos from community banks any time of year! Feel free to post them in the comments section or submit them to Jessica Wallace at

Last chance to vote!

Just a friendly reminder that voting ends TOMORROW (Friday, Dec. 20 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time)) for our Main Street Holiday Contest. You can vote for your favorite photo – or even all five! – on ICBA’s Facebook page.

Here are the five community bank finalists:

  • Bank of Missouri
  • Paducah Bank
  • 1st Bank of Sea Isle City
  • City Bank and Trust Company
  • First Federal of Northern Michigan

Congratulations, once again, to all five of the finalists! And don’t forget to vote by 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20!

Vote Now!

It’s that time! Voting in our Main Street Holiday Contest is upon us. Head over to ICBA’s Facebook page to vote for your favorite Main Street scene now. Voting ends on Friday, December 20 at 9 a.m. EST so you better hurry!

holidays_main-street300x492For rules and additional information about the contest, visit ICBA’s Go Local page.

Main Street Photo Contest

Does your Main Street have the holidays appeal and decor to be considered the “Best Decorated Main Street in America”? Prove it. ICBA is looking for photos of holiday scenes that best embody your Main Street – and be creative! Send us anything that depicts how your town celebrates the holidays. That can be from decorated bank branches to holiday parade floats.

Key Dates to remember for this contest:

  • Submissions are accepted through December 16 at 9 a.m. EST
  • Voting for the top five submissions on ICBA’s Facebook page begins on December 16 at noon EST and ends on Friday, December 20 at 9 a.m. EST
  • On Friday, December 20, the winner will be announced after voting has closed

For additional information such as rules and entry forms, visit ICBA’s Go Local page.


Did you know that ICBA is hosting its first ever Twitter chat? On Tuesday, December 3 at 2 p.m. EST, as part of the Go Local for the Holidays campaign, this Twitter chat will feature community bankers and small businesses providing their viewpoints on why consumers should shop locally for the holiday season.


Want to follow along? Follow @ICBA and the #GoLocalHolidays to watch the conversation and even chime in with a few of your reasons on why people should Go Local for the Holidays with their spending!