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Community Bankers Association of Illinois to mark week

The Community Bankers Association of Illinois has scheduled its 28th Annual “Illinois Community Banking Week” for April 1 to 7, during National Community Banking Month.

communitybankersassoclogoThe purpose of Community Banking Week is to highlight the longstanding tradition of local hometown community banking.

Consumers, entrepreneurs, farmers and legislators are being encouraged to learn more about community banks, their role in building stronger communities and the products, services and the relationship-banking experience they provide.

“The theme this year is ‘Community Bankers are Always Ready to Help’,” said CBAI Chair man Gregg Roegge, president and CEO of the Rushville State Bank. “The Community Bankers Association of Illinois members statewide wish to invite customers and non-customers alike to stop in to see how they can be of assistance.”

Community banks are independent of the “onerous decision-making and complexities that plague mega-banks,” he said.

“Decisions are made locally, with the best interests of the community in mind. We have one mission and that is Community Banking,” he said.

CBAI is a professional trade association representing 325 Illinois commercial banks and thrifts, and their 800 Illinois bank branches. Its members have nearly $80 billion in  assets and employ approximately 16,000 individuals. CBAI, headquartered in Springfield, was founded in 1974 to exclusively represent and serve the community-banking profession. Visit

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