2018 Illinois Bank Community Service Awards
Washington Savings Bank was awarded with the 2018 Illinois Bank Community Service Award on June 21, 2018 at the Illinois Bankers Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago. The Illinois Community Service Award honors Illinois financial institutions that demonstrate a high level of service in their communities. Out of the nearly 450 banks in the state of Illinois, only 3 awards are presented annually. President David Doedtman and Vice Presidents Randy Jones and Elaine Buehnerkemper were present at the conference to receive the award from IBA President and CEO Linda Koch.
“By their very nature, community banks give back to the towns they serve and Washington Savings Bank is no exception. However, for us, community service goes a step further,” says David Doedtman. “Any business can write a check and donate funds, but it takes a special institution with special employees to take that a step further. Our employees are on the ground doing our part to help the residents of the communities we serve. Our staff is honored to have been recognized by the Illinois Bankers Association for our community efforts and is looking forward to serving our community for years to come.”
Washington Savings Bank’s community involvement includes offering financial education to community members from age six to senior citizens, making local donations, participating in local events, and volunteering for various not for profit boards and committees.
Celebrating its 135th year in business, Washington Savings Bank offers a full line of products and services for personal banking, commercial banking and trust and investments with full service branch locations in Effingham and Mattoon. The bank has received a 5-Star rating, the highest possible, from Bauer Financial for over 28 consecutive years. Fewer than 6% of the nation’s banks can make this claim.