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A Note from the President
I think it’s safe to say that almost everyone enjoys receiving a
compliment from time to time. Here at TheBANK of Edwardsville,
we’re no different. That’s why I’m proud to announce that TheBANK
received several big pats on the back during the last quarter.
First off, readers of the Belleville News-Democrat voted us “The Best Bank,” “The
Best Mortgage Company” and “The Best Place to Work” in the newspaper’s annual
Readers Choice Awards. Each individual award is great in and of itself. But to
receive all three … especially since we’ve only been in St. Clair County since 2006…
is a tremendous achievement!
Following our triple crown of awards from the newspaper, more good news arrived
as it was announced that TheBANK was named to the Independent Community
Bankers of America’s (ICBA) Top 50 Community Bank Leaders in Social Media.
What’s more, we were the only Illinois-based bank to make this first-ever list and
one of just two in the entire bi-state region. With social media becoming more and
more prevalent as a customer service tool, it’s nice to know that we’re once again a
trendsetter in keeping our customers informed.
Finally, in August we learned that Eddie, the star of our most recent commercials,
will need to rent a tux. That’s because TheBANK’s “Buying a Hut” commercial,
in which Eddie contacts “The Best Mortgage Company” to get a hut, has been
nominated for a 2013 Mid-American Emmy Award in the category of Single Spot
Commercials. Awards will be presented at the 37th Mid-America Gala on October 5
in St. Louis. Wish us luck!
As we approach the holidays and prepare for another great year, I want to
thank each and every one of you for helping keep TheBANK of Edwardsville on a
continuing path of success and stability. It’s because of you that we can proudly
proclaim to be “The Best” bank around.
Oh behalf of our directors, officers and staff …we wish you all a wonderful holiday
season and a prosperous New Year!
Thomas E. Holloway
President and CEO
TheBANK Earns Social Media Distinction
TheBANK was recently named to the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)
Top 50 Community Bank Leaders in Social Media
. These rankings are the first of their
kind, highlighting the community bank social media trailblazers among the financial
industry. TheBANK was the only Illinois-based community bank to make the list.
Nearly 7,000 community banks throughout the nation were eligible to be part of ICBA’s
list. Community banks were chosen based on their engagement with fans and followers,
the content distributed on their social media platforms, their number of fans and/or
followers, and the frequency of posting new content. Several of the community banks
featured on ICBA’s list will be profiled in September’s issue of
ICBA Independent Banker
To learn more about TheBANK of Edwardsville’s social media, visit
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