You eat local, you shop local, why not bank local? That’s the idea behind ICBA’s Go Local initiative, inspiring consumers and businesses alike to re-invest in their own communities through their local community bank.
The following video tells the story of Bank of Hays, which launched roughly 10 years ago to fill the need for a locally based banking option for local residents and small businesses. The founders formed a hometown community bank because they wanted to put financial resources to work in their backyard to energize their local economy and create opportunities for local residents.
ICBA Community Banking Month is celebrated by ICBA and the nation’s more than 6,000 community banks throughout the month of April. This is a month that is dedicated to celebrating the longstanding tradition of local hometown community banking.
During April, ICBA will highlight a community bank on the Go Local blog each weekday. These profiles will showcase the unique traits, stories and characteristics inherent to community banks.
To find your local community bank, visit http://www.banklocally.org. To follow the conversation about ICBA Community Banking Month, follow the hashtag #BankLocally on Twitter.