A POLICY of GIVING GIVES BACK
Meyeroff, Wendy J., Independent Banker
IN INDIANA, FIRST BANK OF BERNE GETS FORMAL ABOUT REGULARLY DONATING PROFITS TO COMMUNITY CAUSES
When immigrants from Bern, Switzerland, established the town of Berne, Ind., in 1891, they probably couldn't imagine the eventual effect of Berne's community bank: First Bank of Berne is one of the leading supporters of nonprofit programs there and in the eight nearby areas in which it has branches (the latest is in Van Wert, Ohio).
"This bank has always had a policy of contributing back to the community," says Kent Liechty, a native Berne resident who began serving as First Bank of Berne's CEO and president last May. "Sometimes it was employees giving their time; others it was …
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Publication information: Article title: A POLICY of GIVING GIVES BACK. Contributors: Meyeroff, Wendy J. - Author. Magazine title: Independent Banker. Volume: 61. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 2011. Page number: 60+. © 2002 Independent Banker. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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