April is ICBA Community Banking Month
and community banks across the nation are celebrating their customers and communities.
Throughout the month, Upper Peninsula State Bank will encourage consumers, entrepreneurs, and businesses to learn more about community banks, their role in building stronger communities and the quality products and services they provide - all with the relationship banking experience that customers can expect from a local financial institution.What's the real difference between a community bank and a megabank? Watch this fun video* and learn why where you bank really matters:
Here are some of the ways Upper Peninsula State Bank gives back to the community...
Presentatons at local schools
Donation to the local Salvation Army Donation to the Little Bay de Noc Trail
Celebrate Community Banking Month with us!
As we recognize April as Community Banking Month, we want to thank our existing customer for their patronage and urge those who we hope to count as future customers to consider the benefits of banking locally:
- Personal Service - 66% of Americans want a more personal relationship with their financial institution
- Hometown Support - $68 out of every $100 spent at locally owned businesses stays in the community.
- Trusted Advisor - Community banks are the lender of choice for small businesses, above large banks, credit unions and nonbank lenders.
- Local Credit Decisions - Community banks consider character, family history and discretionary spending when making loan decisions.
Here are some more fun facts about community banks:
- Community banks constitue 96 percent of all banks!
- There are more than 51,000 community bank locations nationwide.
- Community banks make more than 50 percent of small business loans.
- More than 2,500 community banks have been in business for more than 100 years. - This year marks our 117th anniversary of serving our local community!!
There are many more reasons to choose a community bank. Stop into any of our offices and see why we say -
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