Community State Bank Market President (Kenosha) Robert Pieroni was recently awarded the 2020 Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) Southeast Wisconsin Lender of the Year award. The award was presented at RCEDC’s Annual Meeting “Disruption 2021” on June 3, 2021.

The RCEDC Lender of the Year Award is presented each year to an individual that assists small businesses in the community by partnering with RCEDC’s financial arm, Business Lending Partners, who facilitates low interest loans throughout Racine County.

“The team at Business Lending Partners, and the programs they offer, provide a bridge to small businesses that Community State Bank would not be able to assist on our own,” said Pieroni. “The quality of their service is unparalleled, and it is an absolute honor to be named 2020 RCEDC Lender of the Year.”

Pieroni has been in the banking industry for over 20 years focusing in the Kenosha County area, but also assisting businesses in the Racine & Kenosha corridor. Pieroni joined Community State Bank in June of 2018 to lead their new Kenosha office as the market president.

“At Community State Bank we build branches around people. People who genuinely care about their community and want to see it succeed,” said Community State Bank President & CEO Scott Huedepohl. “Robert is the epitome of a community banker who truly cares for his customers and will do anything in order to make sure they are receiving the best tools and services for their business. We’re grateful to have him on our team and congratulate him on this accomplishment.”

Pieroni has a long history of dedication to the communities he serves. He has been involved with the Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Kenosha for 20 years, 12 of which he has been the treasurer. He has also volunteered time with Women and Children’s Horizons for 16 years, most recently as their assistant treasurer and on the Finance, Property and Executive Committees. He has served as treasurer of Cub Scout Pack 328 for the last 5 years and is on the leadership team. Last, but not least, he has been a plan commissioner for the Town of Brighton for the last 2 years.

“2020 was a difficult year for many, including business owners,” said Pieroni. “I’d like to thank each and every business owner that trusted myself, Community State Bank, and Business Lending Partners to guide them through the process of starting or expanding their business. Without you, I would not be receiving this award and I am beyond grateful.”

Award winners are selected by the RCEDC Board of Directors. More information about the RCEDC Annual Meeting and other award recipients can be found at disruption2021.rcedc.org.

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