Celebrate Community Banking Week this April

Growing seeds


Community Banking Week is April 4 through April 10, and to celebrate, Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company is giving out Marigold seed packets at all five Murphy-Wall locations, Pinckneyville, Murphysboro, Elkville, Carterville and Marion. “Grow with us” and pick up your seed packet while supplies last!


The Community Bankers Association of Illinois has scheduled its thirty-first annual “Illinois Community Banking Week” for April 4 through April 10, 2021, during National Community Banking Month. The purpose of Community Banking Week is to highlight the longstanding tradition of local hometown community banking. We urge consumers, entrepreneurs, farmers, and legislators to learn more about community banks, their role in building stronger communities, and the quality products and services they provide – all with the relationship banking experience that customers can expect from a local financial institution.


“The theme this year is Growing Stronger Communities,” said CBAI Chairman Shawn Davis president/CEO, CNB Bank & Trust, N.A., Carlinville. “The Community Bankers Association of Illinois members statewide believe that Community Banking Week is the perfect opportunity to spotlight the importance of community banks. Community banks are committed to helping customers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis or any economic hardship. They play a vital role in the success of individuals and businesses alike. As community bankers, we are always looking for new ways to help nurture and grow our communities and make a positive impact.”  CBAI is a professional trade association representing nearly 300 Illinois commercial banks and thrifts, and their 850 Illinois bank branches. Its members have nearly $80 billion in assets and employ approximately 17,000 individuals. CBAI, headquartered in Springfield, was founded in 1974 to exclusively represent and serve the community-banking profession. For more information, visit www.cbai.com.