Community banks keep customers safe through shredding

When your customers leave their personal information intact, whether at home or in the recycle bin, fraudsters could use that sensitive data to commit identity fraud. Many community banks offer shredding services to address this.

Which member banks are celebrating milestones in 2019?

With rich histories and proud legacies, community banks have been the cornerstone of the American financial system since the 19th century. Every year, ICBA honors member banks that have reached significant milestones. As vital members of their communities, they have important lessons for all of us on the value of learning, growing and remaining relevant […]

Community Spirit: Fahey Bank

The high school athletes in Marion County, Ohio, grow up with a connection to Fahey Bank, which gives out monthly awards to celebrate their achievements.

PeoplesBank: Walking the walk on sustainability

There is no shortage of green ideas at PeoplesBank. Beyond investing millions in renewable energy projects, the Massachusetts community bank has built bank branches sustainably and empowered employees to volunteer their time to cleaning up the environment.

Community Spirit: Northeast Bank

A lot has changed in the Minneapolis neighborhood around Northeast Bank, but one thing has remained constant: its relationship with East Side Neighborhood Services, a nearby nonprofit. The longstanding bond continues to benefit the community and the bank, from attracting young talent to bringing national acclaim.

Why banks are becoming B Corps

A number of community banks have joined a coalition of companies whose commitment to better business practices—from worker benefits to leadership structure—is certified by a third-party nonprofit. These B Corps, designated by the B Lab, are a growing force that count many financial institutions and household brands as members. Could being a B Corp benefit your community bank?