Are you ready for Community Banking Month? It officially kicks off tomorrow and as reported in last week’s Bottom Line, we want to help your bank celebrate and tout the benefits of community banks to your community.
IBAT created two Pandora ads (listen here and here) with different messages about community banks that focus on Community Banking Month as a time to make the switch. We encourage you to use these ads as part of your bank’s social media efforts in April.
IBAT has also created a Community Banking Month Facebook page. Please “Like” the page and check in daily for interesting community bank facts and articles. Feel free to make your own posts and share interesting information on this page as well.
We’ve written a letter to the editor that you can submit to your local newspaper. It’s simple - fill out the letter, call your local paper and ask for the best email to send a letter to the editor, then immediately email the letter with a brief note. See last week’s story for tips about submitting a letter. Or feel free to call IBAT, and we’ll be happy to assist.
Lastly, Governor Abbott has officially proclaimed April as Community Banking Month in Texas. In his proclamation, the Governor “encourages all Texans to acknowledge the civic contributions of community banks and the role they play in strengthening local economies.” We couldn’t have said it better.