SNBT Voted Best Bank and Best Financial Planner

July 28, 2021

For the 11th year, The Stephenson National Bank & Trust has won the award for Best Bank from the EagleHerald Newspaper Readers’ Choice Survey! In addition to this honor, we have also been voted Best Financial Planner!

Our employees, like many in the area, have had a year that could be most simply explained as, “unusual.” Yet through all the changes, they found ways to continue providing service that goes above and beyond for our customers.
  • Individuals from all over the bank came together to help our Business Banking team originate and fund 730 SBA loan applications totaling $50.5 million.
  • Our staff willingly adjusted their physical work environments and their day-to-day job duties to accommodate customers while things were restricted. This included working from home when applicable, helping the Customer Care Center with increased call volume, finding creative ways for our customers to sign loan documents in a low or no-contact environment, and so much more.
  • Our Financial Literacy team shifted their plans for annual Teach Children to Save Day (where in-person presentations are typically given) and created a new virtual classroom with resources and videos to provide important savings lessons while schools were closed.
  • Although we couldn’t have an in-person presence at many events in the last year, that didn’t stop our employees from finding ways to help the community! Our staff kept an eye out for community organizations in need of donations, and we were able to assist 80 local organizations through monetary and physical donations!
We’re incredibly thankful to our customers and our local community for supporting us throughout the years and honoring us with the titles of Best Bank and Best Financial Planner for 2021! To quote some of our employees:

“This vote of confidence makes me incredibly proud to work for such a fine organization that truly cares for their customers and the communities we serve. You can count on us always exploring different ways to make all your experiences with us the best they can be. Thank you for voting for SNBT as the Best Bank and best Financial Planner!”

“To have the community think that we’re the best bank/financial planner lets me know that they believe in us and trust us with their finances.  It’s letting me know that they feel that we’re always looking out for their best interest whether it be personal, business, retirement, health, and technology.  We don’t sit back and wait, we’re always pushing forward to break the mold and be the best we can be.”

“I have pride in SNBT and feel that our bank personally cares about our community and has a sense of belonging within it. This shines through when SNBT is acknowledged through community recognition such as this. I truly believe what it says on our website…
‘We provide you more than just financial services - it's the relationships and trusted guidance we deliver that sets us apart.’

“I continue to be proud to say I work at SNBT. I think the best compliment I can give is this… Even if I didn’t work here, I would still definitely bank here!! I have tremendous trust in the expertise SNBT has to offer our community!”