The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) joins the nation’s nearly 5,700 community banks encouraging consumers to Go Local when shopping for friends and family this holiday season.
When you support locally owned and operated businesses by shopping or dining locally, every dollar spent is returned threefold to your local economy—putting your hard-earned money to work in the community you call home. Local businesses also create two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. annually, which means your support for these businesses also helps our national economy thrive.
“We are proud to serve as a financial incubator for many small businesses across the community, and we encourage consumers to Go Local for their holiday and year-round purchases,” said Buz Shaver, Branch Manager at HNB Bank. “When small businesses succeed, everybody wins, opening the door for greater community reinvestment and innovation, which help our community thrive.”
As the primary source of lending for the nation’s small businesses, community banks will continue to help create small businesses and launch entrepreneurs’ dreams across the nation. In fact, community banks with less than $10 billion in assets make more than 60 percent of all small business loans under $1 million.
Show support for local entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the year by participating in #GoLocal Wednesday and sharing your experiences via the #GoLocal hashtag. To learn more about ICBA’s Go Local initiative and how community banks support local small business, visit www.icba.org/golocal or follow the hashtag #GoLocalHolidays.
To find a community bank in your area, visit ICBA’s community bank locator at www.banklocally.org.
About HNB Bank
HNB Bank, n.a. was originally organized in May1888 as the Bank of Hannibal. The building on the corner of Main & Broadway in Hannibal, Missouri was constructed in 1889 and today, remains the bank’s corporate headquarters. In 1903 the bank applied for and was granted a national charter and became Hannibal National Bank. As the bank continued to grow to serve additional markets throughout Northeast Missouri, we officially became HNB National Bank in 2003.
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for nearly 5,700 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.