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    • January 13, 2016

      Community Donations to Fifth Annual Toy Share Exceed Expectations

      An incredible 4758 toys and $1680 were donated to the fifth annual Bank Independent and WAFF48 Toy Share toy drive over the holidays, eclipsing 2014 totals and helping hundreds of families across six counties.
    • November 2, 2015

      Bank Independent Honors Athens State Scholarship Recipients 2015

      Two Athens State University students were recognized on Wednesday as recipients of the second annual Bank Independent Scholarship. Jessica Cotton, a Senior from Somerville, and Kassidy Rittenberry, a Junior from Trinity, attended a reception in their honor with Athens State officials and Bank Independent representatives.
    • October 9, 2015

      Bank Independents Whitlock Promoted to Senior Vice President

      Bank Independent is proud to announce the promotion of Hillard “Buddy” Whitlock to Senior Vice President – Sales Officer.
    • September 30, 2015

      Bank Independents Lori Hall Selected To Young CPA Cabinet

      Bank Independent Assistant Comptroller Lori Hall was recently selected as a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Young CPA Cabinet.
    • September 30, 2015

      Bank Independents Green Graduates From Banking School

      Bank Independent Financial Analyst J. Raleigh Green II was among 52 students from across the state who recently graduated from Alabama Banking School in Mobile, Ala. Green also received an award for leading the session’s winning BankExec bank simulation team.
    • August 18, 2015

      Interstate Billing Service To Break Ground On New Location Invitation

      Interstate Billing Service, Inc. (IBS) and Bank Independent executives will be joined by community leaders, design/construction partners and 114 IBS team members at the groundbreaking ceremony of its new location, located at 2114 Veterans Drive SE in Decatur, Ala.
    • August 18, 2015

      Interstate Billing Service To Break Ground On New Location

      Interstate Billing Service, Inc. (IBS) and Bank Independent executives will be joined by community leaders, design/construction partners and 113 IBS team members at the groundbreaking ceremony of its new location, located at 2114 Veterans Drive SE in Decatur, Ala. The event is scheduled for Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 4:30 p.m., and the public is invited to attend.
    • August 17, 2015

      Bank Independent and Partners Collect Over 16,000 School Supplies For Local Children

      Over 16,000 school supplies were donated to Bank Independent’s second annual School Share drive to benefit local children. Donations were collected at all Bank Independent locations, at School Share “Pack the Bus” events at two local Walmart locations, and through separate drives conducted by Shoals area United Methodist Churches and Texas Roadhouse in Florence.
    • August 12, 2015

      Bank Independent To Host Killen Community Appreciation Day

      Bank Independent’s Killen sales office will welcome home all residents of the Killen community from August 17 to August 21 for its first annual Community Appreciation Week. Refreshments will be served in the lobby from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the branch, which is located at 1081 Highway 72 in Killen.
    • June 23, 2015

      Bank Independent Welcomes DeMarco McClain as Vice President

      Bank Independent is proud to announce the addition of DeMarco McClain to its Huntsville Loan Production Office as Vice President—Sales Officer.
    • June 15, 2015

      Bank Independent Food Drives Shares 1500 Items With Community

      Over 1500 items of non-perishable food were donated by Bank Independent’s customers, employees, neighbors and friends to the Bank’s second annual Food Share drive. These items, plus over $750 in cash donations, have been delivered to local charitable organizations for distribution to families in need.
    • May 8, 2015

      Kurt Leopard To Offer Small Business Financing Presentation

      Bank Independent Vice President – Sales Officer Kurt Leopard will present “Five Things You Need to Know About Financing Your Small Business” in the Community Room of the Athens-Limestone Public Library on Tuesday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m.
    • April 28, 2015

      Bank Independent Sponsors 48 Shoals Students at ABA Legislative Day Event

      Forty-eight Shoals high school students were selected to represent their 13 area schools at the Alabama Bankers Association Legislative Day event in Montgomery on Wednesday, April 22.
    • April 3, 2015

      Bank Independent Welcomes Ben Alexander as Sales Officer

      Bank Independent is proud to announce the addition of Ben Alexander to the Muscle Shoals sales office as Sales Officer.
    • March 24, 2015

      Community Contributes over 780 Items To Local Animal Shelters

      Over 780 items and more than $820 have been collected and donated to animal shelters in northwest Alabama through Bank Independent’s second annual Shelter Share program. During the six-week drive, all locations of the Bank served as donation points for pet food and supplies designated for local animal shelters.
    • March 13, 2015

      Bank Independent Awarded Blue Ribbon Status 30th Consecutive Quarter

      Bank Independent has received a top rating of Green with Three Stars from Veribanc, Inc., a nationwide banking analysis firm. Moreover, Veribanc has accorded Bank Independent the special recognition of “Blue Ribbon Bank” for the 30th consecutive quarter.
    • January 7, 2015

      Community Donations to Toy Share Exceed Expectations

      Sheffield, Ala. – Wednesday, January 7, 2015 – Over 3400 toys were donated to the fourth annual Bank Independent and WAFF48 Toy Share toy drive, surpassing 2013 donations and making Christmas brighter for families in six counties of Northwest Alabama.
    • January 7, 2015

      Community Donations to Toy Share Exceed Expectations 2015

      Over 3400 toys were donated to the fourth annual Bank Independent and WAFF48 Toy Share toy drive, surpassing 2013 donations and making Christmas brighter for families in six counties of Northwest Alabama.
    • January 5, 2015

      Community Donates Over 1400 Toys To Bank Independent Toy Share Drive

      Sheffield, Ala. – Thursday, January 8, 2015 – Over 1400 toys and $500 in cash and gift cards were collected in the Shoals area during the fourth annual Bank Independent and WAFF48 Toy Share toy drive, surpassing 2013 donations. All donations in the Shoals were presented to the William Porter Foundation and Safeplace of the Shoals for distribution to local families prior to Christmas Day.
    • December 16, 2014

      Bank Independent Honors Athens State Scholarship Recipients

      Sheffield, Ala. – Two Athens State University students were recognized on Monday as the first recipients of the Bank Independent Scholarship. Alicia Baugh, a senior from Florence, and Jacob Ricketts, a junior from Athens, attended a luncheon in their honor with Athens State officials and Bank Independent representatives.

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