Murphy-Wall State Bank Contributes to Perry County Humane Society
Recently, Murphy-Wall State Bank employees presented the Perry County Humane Society a check for $500.00. The funds were a result of a Kasasa CupCake for Charity contest through BancVue, held in December. Kasasa providers were challenged to bake cupcakes and donate them to a charitable organization. Photos of the delivery or cupcakes were submitted and voted on through Facebook and online.
The Perry County Humane Society received the "Pupcakes" from Murphy-Wall State Bank, along with cupcakes for the workers in December. The dogs loved the "Pupcakes" and the cats were given treats as well. Murphy-Wall employees enjoyed the time spent with the animals during the visit.
Murphy-Wall State Bank would like to thank the Perry County Humane Society for promoting the contest along with the Pinckneyville Press and DuQuoin Call. We applaud the passion they have for this worthwhile cause.
Mini Cooper Giveaway Winners
In December, Murphy-Wall State Bank held a Mini-Cooper GiveAway. Contestants were able to guess the number of candy pieces in the jar for a chance to win a 6V Kid Trax Ride on toy. The two closest guesses won the Mini-Cooper and two runner-ups son the Candy Jar.
Mini Cooper Winners:
- Mary Greer
- Madison Berry
Candy Jar Winners:
- Stacy Hackworth
- Orville Rodgers
MWSB Most Creative Group in Kasasa Spirit Photo Competition
Murphy-Wall State Bank won the Most Creative Group Photo and received Runner-Up honors for their participation in the recent Kasasa Spirit Photo Competition. The competition was open to all Kasasa financial institutions. They were to submit a photo showing their best Kasasa Spirit, and voting was done through social media avenues. The award was presented during the recent Kasasa Family Reunion. MWSB would like to thank all those who voted for their entry.
The 2012 Kasasa Family Reunion was held in Austin Texas, July 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Austin. BancVue hosted the conference, attended by over 300 of their clients. Murphy-Wall State Bank VP/Marketing, Claudia Choate and Murphysboro Customer Service Specialist Keri Kiser attended the event. The event was filled with energetic speakers and presenters, leading discussions on a wide variety of topics from the latest industry trends, market research, compliance issues, digital & social media, employee engagement and training to delivering the optimal consumer experience. BancVue top executives led a forum to discuss the ongoing strategies of the company and apprised the attendees of the distance the Kasasa branding has come since the last Family Reunion. Several breakout sessions introduced innovative products that will be released in the near future to help the community financial institutions compete with the mega banks. The conference was full of energy, excitement, information and positivity. Information was gained not only from the speakers and sessions, but also from the many financial institutions that shared their success stories, challenges and strategies. Claudia and Keri were inspired by the vision plan for making Kasasa a household name.
BancVue provides pioneering products, marketing, and data-driven consulting to community financial institutions across the United States. They are leading the way to enable a powerful network of community financial institutions to re-establish themselves as the go-to-place for banking products and services and win the war with the mega banks.
Marty Davis Elected Chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association
The Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) has announced that Marty Davis has been elected Chairman of the IBA for 2012-2013. Davis is President and CEO of Murphy-Wall State Bank And Trust Company in Pinckneyville, IL. He was elected at the IBA's 121st Annual Conference and Trade Show on June 21 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. Davis has 27 years of banking experience, starting in the bookkeeping department in 1977. He has been with Murphy-Wall State Bank for 15 years and is very involved in various community activities. "The IBA is pleased and honored to have Marty chair our leadership team," IBA president and CEO Linda Koch said. "He is a tremendous asset to the Association." The Illinois Bankers Association is a full-service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits the entire banking industry and the communities they serve. Founded in 1891, the IBA brings together state and national banks, savings banks, and savings and loan associations of all sizes in Illinois. Collectively, the IBA represents nearly 90 percent of the assets of the Illinois banking industry, which employs more than 100,000 men and women in over 5, 000 offices across the state.
The Board of Directors, Officers and Staff congratulate Marty on his accomplishments with the banking industry.
MWSB Receives IBA Community Service Award
The Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) held their annual Conference and Trade Show in Indianapolis in June. During the conference this year's recipients of the Illinois Bankers Association Community Service Awards were announced. This is the tenth year for the IBA Community Service awards, which honor Illinois financial institutions that demonstrate a high level of service in their communities. Murphy-Wall was noted for the bank's employees participation on the house constructed for the tornado-stricken Joplin, MO family. The efforts showcased last December on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Murphy-Wall is also very supportive of financial literacy in the community. Each year MWSB host accounting students for job shadowing experiences. MWSB also makes appearances in business classes and works with local grade schools on a Bank-At-School program, partnered with the Illinois State Treasurer Office. MWSB host two Customer Appreciation Events, participates in local parades and helps provide support for many community activities. MWSB Pres/CEO Marty Davis accepted the award. Other financial institutions receiving the award were: Hickory Point Bank and Trust, Decatur and Williamsville State Bank and Trust, Springfield.
Publication of Interest
EVP/COO Susan Davis was recently interviewed by the American Banker's Association for her interest outside of banking. To read the article, follow the link below and click on Digital Magazine (page 48).
.Randy Stark retired on February 28, 2013. He was a member of our team from 2004 as a Lending Officer and Branch Manager and the Murphysboro Facility. We wish him happiness in his retirement.
We are no longer sending paper newsletters. However, if you'll provide us with your email address, you will receive an electronic "green" newsletter which includes links to current news and information just like our previous versions. If you are missing a copy of a prior newsletter, you can view them on-line below: