Independence Bank has been awarded the Presidential Service Award by Junior Achievement of West Kentucky. The national award presented from the White House and the President of the United States is given in recognition of companies and groups that provide a minimum of 200 hours and individuals who provide a minimum of 100 volunteer hours to a certifying organization within one calendar year. There were 20 companies, organizations or individuals who received the award at a ceremony held on Thursday, July 25th at the Daviess County Public Schools Board Office. This is the fourth time Independence Bank has received the Presidential Award in the last seven years.
“We are a community-driven bank and part of that mission is ensuring that we are being the best corporate citizen we can be in the communities we serve,” said Chip Pride, Junior Achievement of West Kentucky Board Member, volunteer and Commercial Loan Officer at Independence Bank. “Financial literacy is arguably one of the most important skills we can teach children. Just as we look to the future in our own business, we make it a priority to invest both our time and treasures into cultivating tomorrow’s leaders. We want to not just help them grow into productive members of the community, but teach them valuable skills that will allow them to be successful.”
Independence Bank is a regional community bank with 25 locations in Calloway, Daviess, Franklin, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, McCracken, McLean, Warren and Webster counties. One of the fastest growing banks in Kentucky and fifth largest, Independence Bank possesses the size and experience to serve the largest and most complex clients and offers trust and investment services and agricultural services. As a banking revolution for the people, by the people, central to Independence Bank’s mission is doing what is right and fair for customers, communities and employees. Independence Bank has been recognized as a Top Performing Bank and Best Bank to Work For by the American Bankers Association, a Best Place to Work in Kentucky and has assets totaling $2.5 billion.