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Better Your Community with Better Banks!

Congratulations to our Winner Derek Roemer of Bartonville!

Derek was nominated by his friend Connie Durham and was surprised today by his friends and family when he was presented with the big check. Derek is very involved in his hometown of Bartonville where he also serves as the Limestone Township Supervisor.

Here are a few words from Connie on her nomination submission: Derek has been an advocate for the Limestone Pool and helps hire the staff, coordinates swimming lessons and parties at the pool. He is very involved at Alpha Park where he started the "Christmas Trees in the Park" campaign. Most recently, he started the monthly Senior Citizens Coffee and Donuts at the park. 

Derek has worked with the Limestone Girls Softball and Men's Softball leagues and tournaments for many years. He serves on his church's Parish Church Council as Vice President, teaches CCD classes and even serves pancakes and sausage at the church fundraiser. He has volunteered at the high school during their Madrigal events for several years.

It is no surprise to the people who know Derek that he is a tireless advocate for the Bartonville area. He is a outstanding listener and communicator who is always ready and willing to volunteer his time.

Congratulations Derek! 

To nominate someone you know, submit the form below. We select one winner every month!

Better Banks is committed to improving the communities in which we live and serve. 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 communities.

Our Better Your Community with Better Banks! Contest does just that! By honoring a hometown hero each month that is bettering our community, we’re putting a spotlight on those individuals that are leading the efforts to change the lives of people living in our communities, people who are doing more, people who give of themselves to help others!

Nominate a deserving person to win $250 for the winner's local charity of choice! Each month, one individual will be selected and featured on 98.5 KISS FM, Peoria's CT 99.9 FM, ESPN Peoria 101.1 FM and Better Banks, and will be presented with a check for $250 from Better Banks for their local charity of choice. Click here for complete rules.

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