BTC Bank and ICBA Urge Customers to Go Local
(November 27, 2018)—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 our local communities, and we encourage consumers to Go Local for their holiday and year-round purchases,” said Doug Fish, President and CEO at BTC 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 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.
About BTC Bank
BTC Bank is a community bank founded in 1919 that’s based in Bethany, Missouri, with additional branch locations in Gallatin, Albany, Pattonsburg, Chillicothe, Carrollton, Boonville, Beaman, and Trenton, Missouri as well as Lamoni, Iowa. BTC Bank is agriculturally minded, service oriented and driven to strengthen the communities it serves. BTC safeguards the assets of its customers by creating a strong financial base through sound loans, investments and quality service. Learn more at www.btcbank.bank. Member FDIC
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.