Recently, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation recognizing next week as Community Bank Week in the Sunflower State, and local bankers are echoing the need to promote this event.
Community Bank of the Midwest is teaming with the Community Bankers Association of Kansas in celebrating Community Bank Week and this year’s theme “Financial Literacy” April 21-25. Community Bank of Midwest wants all consumers to recognize the importance of financial literacy and what it means to be a knowledgeable and empowered consumer.
“Community banks are relationship lenders who want their customers to understand their finances so they can be smart consumers who are in control of their financial well-being,” said Jay Kennedy, CBA chairman. “As community bankers, we strive to educate our customers so they understand financial terms, products and how to manage their money, but ultimately, it’s up to the customer to be knowledgeable and make the right choices. By doing so, they will feel empowered to make the right financial choices and lead them to a lifetime of financial stability and prosperity.”
CBA and its members have an ongoing commitment to promoting financial literacy, encouraging its nearly 300 community banks to provide programs within their communities, as well as forging government, nonprofit and private-sector relationships.
“If our customers are successful, Community Bank of the Midwest is successful – it’s a win-win,” said Steve Sell, President. “Taking care of our customers and our community is ingrained in the way we do business today and tomorrow”.
Sell went on to say that he encourages consumers to come see us at the bank, if they haven’t already. “It’s important to have a financial partner who wants you to succeed, and at Community Bank of the Midwest, we work with you to do just that.”