Sheffield, Ala., Tuesday, April 23, 2019— Bank Independent sponsored 30 Shoals area high school juniors and seniors from 14 schools to participate in the Alabama Bankers Association Legislative Day event in Montgomery on Wednesday, April 17.
Nearly 200 bankers and high school students from across the state attended the annual event featuring speakers representing key areas of government, including Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth.
According to ABA President and CEO Scott E. Latham, the event is designed to heighten awareness of the students as to how state government works and to encourage involvement in the democratic process at a young age.
“Students actually have the chance to talk with their legislators and state government leaders about issues prevalent in their own communities, while getting a first-hand view of how the legislative process works,” he said. “Bankers in Alabama have a tremendous sense of community and make service to their communities a top priority. Events such as Legislative Day are designed to reinforce and facilitate this priority by giving our bankers the opportunity to interact with students.”
“Each year, we look forward to Legislative Day. This annual event continues to be an excellent introduction of state government for our youth,” says Morris Lentz, Bank Independent Vice President – Sales Officer and one of five Bank team members who traveled to Montgomery with the students. “I’m proud to be a part of Bank Independent’s efforts to bring these opportunities to students in our communities"
About the Alabama Bankers Association
The Alabama Bankers Association represents 155 banks. Banks in Alabama have combined deposits of more than $83.5 billion and have 1,554 locations across the state.
About Bank Independent
Since 1947, Bank Independent has taken pride in serving the customers who count on us to be there for them when they need us most. With 28 traditional Sales Offices across North Alabama and one Digital Sales Office, we’re committed to providing the best service, designing the most desired products and creating an overall excellent experience for each and every customer. As a local community bank, we believe in building relationships that run deep and last. All of our employees reside in our local communities and believe in giving back through volunteering. To become part of a bank that makes a positive difference in people’s lives, visit us at bibank.com.
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