The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently honored 17 Texas community banks with Best of Community Banking Awards. This year marks the 29th annual celebration of the outstanding accomplishments of IBAT member banks and the critical role they play in communities across Texas.
“Community banks do so much for their customers, neighbors and employees, but aren’t interested in receiving credit for these efforts,” says Chris Williston, IBAT president and CEO. “The Best of Community Banking Awards give us an opportunity each year to recognize our banks’ tremendous efforts—both in their banks and in their communities—to better the lives of those around them.”
The annual Best of Community Banking Awards honor IBAT member institutions with a gold, silver or bronze award in five categories: bank culture, community service, financial literacy, marketing and architectural design. A “Best of Show” award was given to the overall winner, and three “Community Spirit” awards recognized banks that made a particularly strong and lasting impact in their communities. Banks are judged on innovation and creativity, the number of people impacted and the success in fulfilling a community or internal need.
|Best of Show/Gold Winner
Community Spirit/Gold Winners
Established in 1974, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas represents Texas community banks. The Austin-based group is the largest state community banking organization in the nation with membership comprised of more than 2,200 banks and branches in 700 Texas communities. Providing safe and responsible financial services to all Texans, IBAT member bank assets range in size from $21 million to $34 billion with combined assets statewide of $374 billion. IBAT member banks are committed to supporting and investing in their local communities.