In keeping with its tradition of supporting April as National Community Banking Month, the WBA requested a proclamation from Gov. Tony Evers naming April as Wisconsin Community Banking Month. This campaign emphasizes the importance of reinvesting in the local community, which banks are in a unique position to do. Recognizing that over 95 percent of WBA members are community banks, we congratulate all of the banks who participated in the Power of Community Week last month. Visit www.wisbank.com/BanksPowerWI for more information.
In addition, the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation requested a proclamation from the Governor naming April 12 as Teach Children to Save Day in Wisconsin. To help facilitate participation in Teach Children to Save Day, the WBF compiled a Reading Raises Interest Kit for bankers to use when giving presentations. Nearly 100 banks ordered over 350 kits and almost 1,800 activity books to help them teach the state's youth about the importance of saving and spending wisely. For more information about Teach Children to Save Day, click here.