Community Banking Award Winner!

NerdWallet announced the winner of its 2014 Community Banking Local Project Award winner at the end of April. The contest was created to celebrate outstanding examples of public or private financing by community banks that have enriched or revitalized their surrounding communities, according to NerdWallet’s site.

Three community banks were chosen as top finalists, including Citizens Bank of Edmond, Farmers and Merchants Bank of Ashland and The Provident Bank. The Provident Bank took home the top prize for its work with the “Storm Damage Assistance Loan Program,” which provided loans to residents who were impacted by Super Storm Sandy in 2012.

To view the entire press release announcing the winners, visit NerdWallet’s website, to view more information about the award and the three finalists, visit NerdWallet’s award page.

Congrats to all three of these outstanding community banks for having positive impacts on each of their local communities!