Go Local and Support Your Community Bank

Brad Bolton, president, CEO and senior lender for Community Spirit Bank, wrote an op-ed in his local newspaper, the Franklin County Times.

As community bankers for Community Spirit Bank, this is a cause we are dedicated to each and every day. By employing local residents and lending to local small businesses, farmers, ranchers and residents, Community Spirit Bank is building a more economically sustainable community right here in and around Russellville – and community banks nationwide are doing the same,” Bolton said.

To view the op-ed in its entirety, visit here. For community bankers, to get customizable information for your community bank, visit ICBA’s Go Local page.

#BankLocallyTwitter Chat

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April is Community Banking Month, and it’s a perfect time to talk all things community banking to celebrate. The focus of this Twitter chat will be: What’s Next in Community Banking. The topic will encompass emerging leaders, technology, innovation, marketing across generations, social media and more. A Twitter chat is a public forum where consumers, influencers and stakeholders alike can convene on Twitter and discuss a certain topic.

When: Monday, April 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. (eastern)
Chat Hashtag: #BankLocally

Bank Locally social media contest

Are you going to be in the Washington, D.C. area in April? Or maybe you have a color printer nearby? Either way, YOU can enter ICBA’s #BankLocally Social Media Contest! All that is needed is a photo of you and one of the four #banklocally messages. Tweet that to @ICBA using #BankLocally and you’re entered! Deadline is Thursday, May 1 at 5 p.m. (eastern).

For additional information about the contest, visit ICBA’s Go Local page.

Ways to celebrate Community Banking Month

Hey community banks – looking for ideas on how to spread the word about Community Banking Month? Why not try one of these ideas:

  • Give banks tours or visit local schools;
  • Decorate the bank lobby
  • Profile and highlight your small business customers

ICBA pinFor additional marketing ideas, visit ICBA’s Go Local page.


Coastal Community Bank to forgive loans on cars, homes destroyed in Washington mudslide

Coastal Community Bank in Washington’s CEO Eric Sprink told local reporter Carleen Johnson from KOMO Newsradio that “Coastal Community Bank is ready to stand behind our customers, and if they are not insured and they owe us that debt, we will forgive that debt.”

For the full story, visit KOMOnews.com.