Message From The President

January 4, 2016

To Our Customers and Friends:

When I was named President back in 2008, the financial industry as a whole was experiencing tremendous turmoil. I was often asked the question, “How do you like being President during these times?” The emphatic answer back then was that I could not be more pleased to be your President. Here we are, it is 2016, and I am more excited than ever when I think about what is on the horizon for us. 2016 is going to be a groundbreaking year for Community Bank!

First of all, I am happy to announce that we will be opening a new branch in River Forest this year. Our current River Forest office has served us well for 13 years, but our customer’s needs have grown, and with them a desire for expanded services within the River Forest community. I promise to keep you updated with more details coming soon.

On the home front, we continue to keep up with the rapid changes in technology and services. We recently added Apple Pay™ to our array of product offerings, complementing our robust online and mobile banking solutions. We also introduced a credit card which is available for all of our personal, business and nonprofit customers. Finally, we are getting ready to rollout our new EMV chip cards, which will provide an extra layer of security for Community Bank debit card users. As these changes come, our customers recognize that we are more dedicated than ever to helping them achieve their goals, and that is why we welcome more customers to the Bank each day.   

I am also happy to let you know that we recently initiated a #GivingTuesday collection and raised nearly $20,000 in total donations for local nonprofit organizations. Thank you to all of our customers who contributed. Your generosity is a reflection of who we are as a community. Community Bank will continue these types of initiatives in the new year and will always be an active supporter of local events and organizations.

In closing, we at the Bank look forward to an exciting 2016.


Walter F. Healy, President and CEO
Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest

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