Hoosier Heartland State Bank was named among the top extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking.
HHSB was recognized with the Institute’s BanksGiving Banky Award for Extraordinary Philanthropy, taking home top honors in their size category and overall. The BanksGiving Banky Award recognizes their commitment to the strategic direction of their communities and to making profound impacts within the communities they serve.
“Our mission at HHSB is to redefine what it means to be a community bank, and we do that by giving back 10% of our annual net income, along with our time and talents,” said Brad Monts, President & CEO of HHSB. “Since adopting this mission, we have donated $1.2 million to the communities we serve.”
HHSB’s philanthropy includes their popular birthday donations, where employee-owners donate $200 to a local non-profit of their choice, and their annual Shared Values Awards, in which they give back $34,000 to 12 different local organizations. They participate in countless service projects benefiting those in need, such as packing food for Kids Against Hunger and distributing food at mobile food pantries, and offer free events such as shred days, blood drives and financial education classes. Additionally, they sponsor Banzai, a financial literacy program, to bring education to local schools and non-profits free of charge.
HHSB was also recognized with the Institute’s Banky Award for their commitment to strong community banking. This recognition is given to top community banks across the country to help people find the best banks in their communities.
The Extraordinary Banking Awards highlight the vital yet often overlooked role that local community banks play in our nation’s economy. Without a vibrant local banking industry, our small businesses and families often lack the have-your-back support of a true community bank that makes communities really thrive.
The Extraordinary Banking Awards recognize the best of what community banks offer to our cities, towns, and nation — a true commitment to the success of the small businesses and local community they serve.
Roxanne Emmerich, chair and founder of The Institute for Extraordinary Banking, proclaimed during the awards ceremony: “Community banks are the backbone of America. They are what keeps a community thriving. When a community bank leaves a community, small businesses often struggle to stay, and jobs leave. Every robust community has a strong community bank that understands how to help that community thrive and grow.”
HHSB is a locally owned and operated Montgomery County bank which consists of a team of individuals who value customers, family, and community. HHSB offers consumer and commercial banking products, investment services, phone, online & mobile banking and bill pay, unmatched personal service, and a genuine commitment to bettering the communities in which they live.