Sheffield, Ala. – Friday, May 21, 2021 –Ten local college and university students were recognized as recipients of the 2020/2021 Edward Fennel Mauldin Endowed Scholarship by way of virtual, online celebrations hosted in their honor by representatives from Bank Independent and their education partners: Northwest Shoals Community College, Athens State University and University of North Alabama.
Sheffield, Ala.− Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – Bank Independent has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2020. This marks the second year in a row this prestigious honor was awarded to the Bank.
Sheffield, Ala.− Wednesday, September 28, 2020 – Bank Independent has been named one of the Best Companies to Work For in Alabama. This annual program is in its eleventh year - created by Business Alabama and Best Companies Group.
Sheffield, Ala.− Thursday, June 25, 2020 – Bank Independent has been recognized as part of Forbes’ annual nationwide list of America’s Best-In-State Banks 2020 and ranks number 1 in the State of Alabama. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on June 25, 2020 and can currently be viewed on the Forbes website.
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.
Sheffield, Alabama – Monday, September 21, 2020 – Students, staff and faculty were invited to attend the grand opening of the Bank Independent Tiger Branch on the campus of Deshler High School in Tuscumbia, Alabama on Friday, September 18th. This newly created, student-operated bank office is part of a groundbreaking financial literacy partnership between the Tuscumbia Schools System and Bank Independent.
Sheffield, Ala. – Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – The 7th annual Bank Independent Shelter Share drive collected a total of 4,178 items and $1,427.37 in donations. Additionally, the bank donated over $7,000, sponsored 17 pet adoptions and provided 266 volunteer hours directly to animal shelters in northwest Alabama. These numbers reflect an overall financial impact of over $43,200 for our local, community animal shelters.
Sheffield, Ala. – Thursday, January 23, 2020 – Bank Independent will kick off its seventh annual Shelter Share drive to benefit local animal shelters on February 3. All locations of Bank Independent will serve as donation points for pet food and supplies designated for local animal shelters through February 21.
Sheffield, Ala.− Friday, August 2, 2019 – The sixth annual Bank Independent School Share drive conducted from July 8 through July 26 culminated with a financial impact to our communities of $50,187. School supplies were accepted at all 28 Bank Independent sales offices and at the one-day collection events held at Office Depot in Florence and Walmart locations in Florence and Huntsville. Thanks to the generous response from local citizens, 20,667 items were collected and distributed to partner organizations along with the Bank Independent Smart Swipe pledge-match totaling $9,421.65.
Sheffield, Ala. – Tuesday, June 27, 2019 – Bank Independent will kick off its sixth annual School Share drive on July 8 to collect supplies for local children. From July 8 through July 26, school supplies can be dropped off at any of the Bank’s 28 North Alabama locations. On July 26th, Bank Independent team members will be at Walmart locations in Florence and Huntsville collecting school supplies to “Stuff the Bus” and raise awareness of the needs of local families.