Shop Local. Dine Local. Bank Local.
We hear the word “local” more frequently these days. Whether the message is about locally-sourced food, or shopping local, it is clear that supporting local restaurants, farmers, and businesses has become increasingly important. As we celebrate Community Banking month, I would like to encourage you to Bank Local as well.
When you choose to bank at a locally-owned community bank you can be assured that your deposits are being redistributed back into the community in the form of loans to your neighbors and local business owners. Those funds are helping people to buy or remodel their homes, to buy a car or to send a child to college. Those funds are helping small businesses to get started, to create jobs and to succeed.
Community banks are also committed to giving back to their communities. Whether it’s cleaning up the local park or collecting coats for a coat drive, or volunteering with a variety of local organizations, community bankers are involved and committed to strengthening the communities they live and work in.
I would like to thank you for choosing BankCherokee as your bank and would ask that you tell your friends and neighbors about the benefits of banking with a community bank. We thrive on building relationships—on understanding your needs and finding ways to help you meet your financial goals.
Heidi R. Gesell
President & CEO