April is recognized across the nation as Community Banking and Banker Month. It’s a time to thank the bankers in your area and remind residents of the benefits of banking locally.
Former President and Current CEO of Guthrie County State Bank, Barry Monaghan says, “we realize that if we don’t have a community, we don’t really have a bank , so we have to put ourselves in a position where we can assist that community.”
According to the Community Bankers of Iowa, “by banking locally customers make a hometown investment they can be proud of, because community banks put local deposits back to work right where they belong – in Iowa’s communities.”
Guthrie County State Bank offers service to residents in both Guthrie Center and Panora and has been serving Guthrie County for more than 80 years. Vice President of Guthrie County State Bank, Gayle Shaackelford, says whether through contributions to the local fire departments and libraries or hosting seminars to teach area children the importance of saving money early, the bank lives by their new slogan of “Connecting Communities”.
To find a community bank near you, visit CBIAonline.org.