Bank Independent named 2019 Shoals Chamber Large Business of the Year



Sheffield, Ala.− Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – Bank Independent has been named the 2019 Large Business of the Year in the Shoals Chamber Business Excellence Awards. Bank Independent was nominated and chosen among a field of six local businesses employing more than 50 employees. The Large Business of the Year award recognizes a business that has a significant impact on the Shoals area through community efforts and economic growth.

“There is a delicate balance when a business that tries to stay humble and authentic to their purpose, needs to recognize a big win,” says Rick Wardlaw, CEO of Bank Independent. “However, when your purpose is to make a positive difference in people’s lives, it makes it easier to accept when your efforts are acknowledged. Bank Independent is proud to accept the Shoals Chamber Business Excellence Awards 2019 Large Business of the Year.”

“Bank Independent is proud to accept the Shoals Chamber Business Excellence Awards 2019 Large Business of the Year,” said Rick Wardlaw, CEO of Bank Independent. “This prestigious award is validation of all the hard work our 618 team members do every day to make a positive difference in our communities.”

The Shoals Chamber Business Excellence Awards recognizes and honors local businesses that consistently exhibit professional excellence. Nominees were submitted to the Shoals Chamber in July for consideration. Winners were selected by a chamber of commerce in Alabama of similar scope and size to the Shoals Chamber.

“We were humbled to be nominated and were honored to stand among the worthy, local businesses and fellow nominees,” said Macke Mauldin, President of Bank Independent and CEO of Bancindedependt. “Our team members are committed to investing their time and talents back into the communities we serve. Thank you to the Shoals community for acknowledging our commitment to business excellence and for allowing us to make a positive difference people’s lives.”

The Business Excellence Awards are divided into seven categories: Family-owned, Business Start-up, Shoals Impact, Woman-owned, Minority-owned, Small Business and Large Business. Presented by Sheffield Utilities, the Shoals Chamber of Commerce honored the seven category winners and multiple nominee at its 2019 Business Excellence Awards ceremony at the Ritz Theatre in Sheffield on August 14, 2019.

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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