It’s a little more than a month away from the Best of Community Banking (BOCB) Awards deadline on June 22. Has your bank started its entry yet? Texas community banks do so much good that impacts your community and employees, the real question is how to limit your submissions to one or two. As a reminder, entries this year are now free (up to two per bank).

BOCB Awards have traditionally been given in four categories—community service, financial literacy, marketing and architectural design—and this year we’ve added bank culture. We know our banks make a concerted effort to develop and train, engage, recognize and incentivize their employees. Bank culture is an extremely important part of a community bank, and we want to celebrate the efforts that go into creating and maintaining this.

Cheers to 27 years of BOCB Awards that recognize IBAT member banks’ efforts to better the quality of life for those around them. We can’t wait to see what programs our members highlight with this year’s submissions! Please don’t hesitate to contact Lindsey Gehrig with any questions or to discuss potential entry ideas.