We know the beginning of summer is a busy time for many so we’ve decided to push the deadline for the 2018 Best of Community Banking (BOCB) Awards to next Friday, June 29. Please be sure your entry is delivered to the IBAT office by 5 p.m.

A few reminders if you’re just starting your entry:

  • Entries are now free (max two per bank);
  • We added a ‘bank culture’ category this year to recognize our banks’ efforts to develop and train, engage, recognize and incentivize your employees;
  • The five entry categories are community service, financial literacy, marketing, architectural and bank culture;
  • All gold, silver and bronze award entries will be on display during IBAT’s 44th Annual Convention, with gold award winners recognized at the BOCB Awards Luncheon on Sunday, September 23.

We can’t wait to see the many ways IBAT member banks have bettered the quality of life for those around them through your BOCB entries. Additional information can be found in the BOCB brochure and entry form, and please don’t hesitate to contact Lindsey Gehrig with questions or entry ideas.