Houston’s Texas Citizens Bank Wins Statewide Best of Community Banking Award
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Independent Bankers Assoc. of Texas recognizes local bank’s marketing program
HOUSTON, TX—The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT)—the largest state community banking association in the nation—recently honored Pasadena-based Texas Citizens Bank with a Best of Community Banking (BOCB) Award in bronze for its “Houston Heroes” marketing submission.
2020 marks the 29th year that IBAT has celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of Texas community banks with the BOCB Award. Community banks, such as Texas Citizens Bank, play a critical role in their local communities.
The Best of Community Banking competition is designed to honor local banks for their commitment to helping their customers, neighbors, employees and community. BOCB Awards recognize community banks throughout the state for their innovation, creativity and success in fulfilling a specific community or internal need. Each submission received a gold, silver or bronze award in one of five categories: bank culture, community service, financial literacy, marketing and architectural design.
Knowing Houston small business owners wear multiple hats, Texas Citizens Bank has been on a mission to make entrepreneurship easier through educational business and banking resources and small business success stories.
Through their partnership with The Cannon, a Houston-based entrepreneur community and coworking space, they have educated local startups and small and mid-sized business owners through webinars, videos, and guides. Texas Citizens Bank is also uniquely positioned with a seventh banking center located within The Cannon coworking building, on Brittmoore Road in West Houston.
In their PPP campaign this summer, Texas Citizens Bank celebrated the community bank employees who worked nights and weekends to process $97 million PPP loans for 479 Houston businesses, while also championing the Houston small businesses they serve.
Their “Houston Heroes” program followed up the success stories with helpful articles and resource guides, such as their PPP Funds Do’s and Don’ts. The guide was later picked up by the Houston SBA District Office for use in educational business webinars.
“I could not be more proud of our team and what they have accomplished this summer,” said Texas Citizens Bank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Duncan Stewart. “This is a historic time. We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve the small businesses that help drive our Houston economy forward.”
All BOCB gold, silver and bronze submissions can be viewed here. For more information about “Houston Heroes,” please contact Camille Trent at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.709.7370.
Texas Citizens Bank is a Houston-area community bank focused on the business lending, cash management, and banking needs of owner-managed businesses. The concierge-style commercial bank is committed to customers for the long term and acts as business and banking advisors to local business owners.
Formed in 1974, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) represents Texas community banks. The Austin-based group is the largest state community banking organization in the nation with membership comprised of more than 2,200 banks and branches in 700 Texas communities. Providing safe and responsible financial services to all Texans, IBAT member bank assets range in size from $21 million to $34 billion with combined assets statewide of $374 billion. IBAT member banks are committed to supporting and investing in their local communities.