In an effort to celebrate the strong bond and relationship between local businesses, schools, and families and their hometown community bank, Premier Community Bank is recognizing the Power of Community Week April 19-24 during National Community Banking Month and National Financial Literacy and Capability Month. Branches will be accepting donations for the following organizations: Bear Creek - Clintonville Area Food Pantry, Fremont - Weymont Food Pantry, Iola - Iola Food Pantry, Manawa - Manawa Area Food Pantry, Marion - Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, Pulaski - Community Pantry of Pulaski, Shawano - Shawano Area Food Pantry, Tigerton - Tigerton Community Cupboard & Tigerton Food Pantry, Waupaca - Foundations for Living, Winneconne - Winneconne Area Assistance Center.
“For more than a year, members and residents of our communities have been working together to ensure we navigate the uncertainties caused by a global pandemic and do our best to remain strong,” said Tom Pamperin, president of Premier Community Bank. “As part of National Community Banking Month, we will celebrate the Power of Community Week and highlight the relationships we hold dear in all the communities we serve. Members of our communities know that we don’t just do business here, we live here and are proud to call this area our home.”
The purpose of Power of Community Week is to highlight the longstanding tradition of local hometown community banking. We urge consumers, small business owners, farmers, and community leaders to learn more about the relationship community banks have with the communities that are not home only to our bank, but our families and our livelihoods. The role banks play in building strong communities, and the quality products and personal services we provide give our customers the support they need to succeed.
Wisconsin’s banks have always been involved in community service projects, but over the past year they stepped up to support their customers and community in the midst of crisis. Major disruptions impacted communities large and small across the state and the nation. Wisconsin's bankers offered a helping hand in special ways during the pandemic, and they are committed to seeing their communities through challenging times.
“When challenges arise and unforeseen circumstances occur in their hometowns, Wisconsin banks are among the first to step forward and ask what they can do to help,” said Rose Oswald Poels, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association. “From helping to ensure our healthcare heroes on the frontlines have the resources they need to honoring our essential workers, from food drives to community clean-ups, our banks and their dedicated employees continually step up and serve.”
About the Wisconsin Bankers Association
The Wisconsin Bankers Association is the state’s largest financial industry trade association, representing nearly 235 commercial banks and savings institutions, their nearly 2,300 branch offices and 20,000 employees. More information can be found at www.wisbank.com.
About Premier Community Bank
Premier Community Bank is headquartered in Marion, Wisconsin and has ten branches across Northeastern Wisconsin. For more about Premier Community Bank visit www.premiercommunity.com. Member FDIC, equal opportunity lender
Click below for more details on what the branches are collecting donations for:
Fremont - Weymont Food Pantry
Iola - Iola Food Pantry
Bear Creek - Clintonville Area Food Pantry
Manawa - Manawa area Food Pantry
Marion - Happily Ever-After Animal Sanctuary
Pulaski - Pantry of Pulaski
Shawano - Shawano Area Food Pantry
Tigerton - Tigerton Community Cupboard and Tigerton Food Pantry
Waupaca - Foundations for Living
Winneconne - Winneconne Area Assistance Center