The BIGG (Bankers Involved with Grassroots and Government) Award is the Association’s highest level of recognition for advocacy by our member banks. In order to receive this award, banks must complete five out of seven criteria.

Thank You, 2023 BIGG Recipients!

WBA has announced that 36 institutions had received the BIGG Award for their total involvement in advocacy efforts in 2023.

American National Bank – Fox Cities; Associated Bank; Bank Five Nine; Bank of Brodhead; Bank of Sun Prairie; Bank of Wisconsin Dells; Bristol Morgan Bank; Capitol Bank; Citizens First Bank; East Wisconsin Savings Bank; First Business Bank; First Citizens State Bank; First National Community Bank; Fortifi Bank; Horicon Bank; Johnson Bank; JP Morgan Chase Bank; Ladysmith Federal Savings and Loan Association; Mound City Bank; National Exchange Bank & Trust; North Shore Bank, FSB; Oostburg State Bank; Premier Community Bank; Royal Bank; Security Financial Bank; CBI Bank and Trust; Lake Ridge Bank; The Equitable Bank, SSB; The Park Bank; The Peoples Community Bank; The Stephenson National Bank & Trust; Town Bank, N.A.; U.S. Bank; Waldo State Bank; Wells Fargo; and Wolf River Community Bank.

BIGG Award Checklist

To achieve BIGG status, institutions must meet at least five (5) of these seven criteria:

  • Have named an Advocacy Officer
  • Obtain Gold Triangle award
  • Contribute to WBA’s issue advocacy fund
  • Have at least one bank employee attend WBA Capitol Day
  • Have a member of the bank participate in a Federal delegation meeting or go on a D.C. regulatory trip
  • Have the bank hold a Take Your Legislator to Work Day
  • Other (e.g. testify on a bill, host a fundraiser, analyze legislation, etc.)