New Board Member Announced by Better Banks

Better Banks is pleased to announce the addition of Marci Shoff to its Board of Directors. Shoff is a Partner at Hasselberg, Rock, Bell & Kuppler LLP, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and probate administration (including estate and probate related litigation and taxation), guardianships, real estate transactions and corporate law.

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.

Better Banks Donates Personal Finance Curriculum to Hollis Grade School

Better Banks is donating Ramsey Solutions’ Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum to Hollis Grade School. Foundations in Personal Finance is the premier curriculum for teaching financial literacy to students. 

Better Banks Announces New Board Director

Better Banks is pleased to announce the addition of Trent Scholl to its Board of Directors. Mr. Scholl is a Principal at Ledgestone Insurance Group, where his responsibilities include corporate development through mergers and acquisitions, host-beneficiary relationships, developing strategic verticals, among other initiatives. His background will be a valuable asset to the Better Banks Board of Directors.

Better Banks Kicks Off Annual Socktober

Better Banks announces the start of its annual Socktober Sock Drive benefitting the children of Children’s Home Association of Illinois in Peoria. The Sock Drive is a month long community event collecting new socks in any size for both girls and boys, of all ages.

Socks are the most needed and the least donated item of clothing. While many people donate clothing to shelters and other non-profit organizations, very few people donate socks. Additionally, many organizations don’t accept gently used socks, so the need continues to grow.

Brad Wallin Memorial Tournament

During the month of May, Better Banks will be collecting cash donations at all branches for the Brad Wallin Memorial Baseball Tournament. The tournament is a fundraiser for St. Jude started by Brad’s parents in his memory. Brad died in 2003 at the age of 10 after a courageous fight with a rare form of bone cancer that eventually metastasized in his lungs, killing him within a year of his original diagnosis.

Where You Choose to Bank Matters

Community banks make our community better, stronger

Where you choose to bank matters. Consumers have the power to make change happen at the community level by aligning with their community bank and putting their money to work in the neighborhood that they call home. 

Your choice of bank is your vote on where your money goes. When you deposit funds in your community bank, that money is redistributed back into the community in the form of loans to residents and entrepreneurs. 

Equifax Data Breach

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, announced hackers had gained access to company data and personal information of approximately 143 million Americans has been compromised. The information includes Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and possibly driver’s license numbers. In addition, over 200,000 credit card numbers were accessed.