Message From The President
June 6, 2016
To Our Customers and Friends:
2016 is turning out to be a watershed year for Community Bank! Not only do we look forward to moving our River Forest office down the street to a bigger and better location, but I’m excited to let you know that we plan to open a new branch facility at 810 S. Oak Park Avenue in south Oak Park. For quite some time our customers have been asking us to bring our services to the south Oak Park area, and we recently found the perfect location. All of this couldn’t come at a better time as we look forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary this November. Community Bank certainly plans to celebrate this milestone, and we’ll let you know soon about upcoming events and activities marking the occasion.
Of course, we’re still busier than ever providing our customers with new products and services while we continue to grow. For example, we’re in the midst of expanding our Mortgage Department and are pleased to welcome Phil La Giglia as our Senior Vice President of Lending. Phil has a proven track record within the mortgage lending industry, and we’re happy to have his talents at Community Bank. We’re also busy developing new tools designed to help our customers protect their personal information and financial security against identity theft. Most notably, we recently put chip cards in the hands of ALL debit card users, which will better protect our customers against theft and fraud. Community Bank was the first local bank to offer chip cards, and we take great pride in our commitment to customer security.
Looking ahead, the Bank will continue to be a strong supporter of local events and organizations. This will mark the 17th year we’ve presented the GALA July 4th Fireworks Show and the 19th year we’ve presented the annual Community Bank Makin’ Tracks 5K Run/Walk. We are also an annual supporter of Barrie Fest hosted by SEOPCO, celebrating the South East Oak Park community. In addition, we continue to provide the Champion Grant to local nonprofit organizations for projects such as financial literacy training, job readiness instruction and community development.
Walter F. Healy, President and CEO
Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest