BOM Bank received an honorable mention in The Independent Community Bankers of America’s (ICBA) 2021 National Community Bank Service Awards, which celebrate the outstanding and creative volunteer efforts of the nation’s community banks. The $650 million-asset bank was recognized for its relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“At the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, BOM Bank searched for ways to support the communities we serve,” said Carrie Hough, BOM Senior Vice President and Marketing Director, “We joined forces with the Feed Our Heroes program and their efforts to support frontline workers fighting COVID-19. This was one way to give back to the community we love. We are appreciative of this recognition by ICBA as validation of our efforts, as we continuously strive to make a difference.”
As part of its efforts, the bank donated 300 community service hours to COVID-19 vaccination sites. The bank was able to help 6,000 people receive vaccinations. BOM also provided financial assistance to struggling small businesses through its participation in the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.
“ICBA is proud to recognize the extraordinary contributions of BOM Bank and its employees, which help support the vitality of local communities and the financial health of its citizens,” said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey. “The conscientious and compassionate outreach demonstrated by the bank and its employees is a testament to the important role community banks serve and is to be commended.”
More than 100 community banks have been recognized by the ICBA National Community Bank Service Awards since the program’s inception in 2002. Bank technology services provider FIS, of Jacksonville, Florida, sponsored this year’s program.
Learn more about this year’s exceptional award recipients in the September issue of ICBA Independent Banker ®.