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Better Banks Announces New Contest for Area Schools and Classrooms

Better Banks has announced a partnership with Advanced Media Partners to kick-off the Better Your Classroom with Better Banks! Contest to honor local teachers in our area schools and classrooms.

“The goal of the contest is to put a spotlight on those teachers that are leading the efforts to change the lives of our children, by encouraging them, challenging them and inspiring them to dream and achieve!” said Better Banks President, Mike Stratton. “As a community bank, we feel strongly that giving back to our local community is important, especially efforts aimed at improving overall economic well-being and making a positive difference in our local schools.”

Teachers, students, parents and the community are encouraged to promote a deserving classroom by nominating a teacher or classroom associated with a school located in the Better Banks service area. Nominations can include classrooms in kindergarten through high school, and in public or private schools. The contest kicks off on February 1, 2020 and will continue through April 30, 2020, with the last winning classroom being selected on May 11, 2020. The classroom with the most votes during each month, will receive a check for $500 from Better Banks to use in their classroom.

Better Banks is committed to helping teachers, parents and students make educated financial decisions by delivering the BEST financial education, products and services. To learn more about this contest and to review the complete rules, go to Better Banks or 98.5 KISS FM.

About Advanced Media Partners
AMP (Advanced Media Partners, LLC) is the only locally owned, independent media group in a large or medium sized market in all of Illinois. As such, all programming, promotion, marketing, community service, and business decisions are made right here in Central Illinois. For more information on AMP or 98.5 KISS FM, visit