ICBA and The Farmers Bank: Where You Bank Matters

Community banks build better communities

Portland, TN (April 2, 2019)

—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The Farmers Bank are reminding consumers: Where you choose to bank and with whom matters, as illustrated in these videos celebrating ICBA Community Banking Month in April.

“When you bank locally, you’re reinvesting in your community, contributing to the welfare of your neighbors and building a legacy of prosperity for future generations,” said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey. “Community bankers power your region’s small businesses and influence job growth one loan at a time. They’re rooted in your community, ensuring they have a stake in your financial success and the strength of the community overall.”

Community banks support local startups—funding more than 60 percent of small business and more than 80 percent of agriculture loans—and contribute tax dollars that help maintain local municipalities and keep local neighborhoods viable and vibrant.

When choosing who to trust with your hard-earned money, ICBA and The Farmers Bank want consumers to know that they have a choice and know the following:

For more facts and statistics about community banks, click here.