April showers bring May flowers…and April is Community Banking Month! You know the value of supporting your community by shopping locally so why not bank locally too? Here are the top 3 reasons why you should bank locally at Alliance Bank:
- Your local banks give back. Alliance Bank makes it a priority to be supportive of staff volunteering in the community. We encourage employees to volunteer up to three hours every month with pay. Alliance Bank staff members have stuffed backpacks with food for “BackPacks for Fridays,” a program spearheaded by the Southeast Missouri Food Bank that helps feed hungry children throughout the weekend by sending home a backpack filled with non-perishable meals and snacks, and we’ve partnered with Alma Schrader School through a program with the Chamber of Commerce, and staff members volunteered to tutor at the Knowledge-a-Thon. We’re also proud to support Old Town Cape with their yearly Parade of Lights.
- Community banks fund nearly 60% of small business loans under $1 million, making them local job creators, as small businesses employ more than 50% of the US private workforce. You can support the economy closest to home by banking locally at Alliance Bank in Cape Girardeau, Sikeston and Oran.
- Alliance Bank isn’t in this for the short haul. Community banks like ours put local deposits back to work in your community, and are financial first responders in good times and in bad. Local banking customers reinvest in their neighborhood and make it a better place to live and work for years to come.
Learn more about the services we provide here, and you can find out more about banking locally here. Thank you for celebrating Community Banking Month with us!