Celebrating Power of Community Week

April 26, 2021

In an effort to celebrate the strong bond and relationship between local businesses, schools, and families and their hometown community bank, The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) recognized the Power of Community Week April 19-24 during National Community Banking Month and National Financial Literacy and Capability Month.

The purpose of Power of Community Week is to highlight the longstanding tradition of local hometown community banking. We urge consumers, small business owners, farmers, and community leaders to learn more about the relationship community banks have with the communities that are not home only to our bank, but our families and our livelihoods. The role banks play in building strong communities, and the quality products and personal services we provide give our customers the support they need to succeed.
Wisconsin’s banks have always been involved in community service projects, but over the past year they stepped up to support their customers and community in the midst of crisis. Major disruptions impacted communities large and small across the state and the nation. Wisconsin's bankers offered a helping hand in special ways during the pandemic, and they are committed to seeing their communities through challenging times.

“When challenges arise and unforeseen circumstances occur in their hometowns, Wisconsin banks are among the first to step forward and ask what they can do to help,” said Rose Oswald Poels, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association. “From helping to ensure our healthcare heroes on the frontlines have the resources they need to honoring our essential workers, from food drives to community clean-ups, our banks and their dedicated employees continually step up and serve.”