IBA - Illinois Bankers Association

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Recognition Programs

50 Year Club

Bankers who have worked in the industry for 50 years can be nominated for membership in the 50 Year Club. This prestigious group of individuals has seen our industry change dramatically over the last several decades. As a banker whose career has been filled with rewarding experiences and achievements, nomination to the 50 Year Club is a capstone event.

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Centennial Club

This award recognizes Illinois financial institutions who have reached their 100th anniversary and at 25 year increments thereafter. Be recognized among your peers and community.

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Financial Crimes Prevention Reward

This reward program recognizes consumers or bank employees who help in the apprehension of identity thieves or bank fraud perpetrators. Award nominations must be submitted by bank or law enforcement officials, with the nominees name, address, phone number and a brief description of how the individual aided in the apprehension of an identity thief or bank fraud perpetrator. The nominator's full contact information also must be included.

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Financial Literacy Award

This award is presented to an Illinois bank that provides critical training and key resources in a progressive and thorough manner to residents in their community(ies). The award is presented each year at The ONE Conference.

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Illinois Banker of the Year

The Illinois Banker of the Year award is the highest honor the Illinois Bankers Association can bestow on one of its members. It is presented annually to an individual whose dedication to excellence has most profoundly enhanced the banking industry. This award of excellence recognizes the Banker of the Year's personal leadership and service qualities, applied not only to the banking industry, but also to the promotion of civic, community and charitable causes.

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ILLINOIS BANKPAC Bank of the Year Award

This award is presented each year at the IBA's Annual Conference & Trade Show for a bank's exceptional PAC efforts during the prior year.

Illinois Community Service Award

The Bank Community Service award honors Illinois financial institutions that go "above and beyond" in the area of community service. Three awards are presented annually to financial institutions that demonstrate a high level of service in their communities. This award is presented for the entire portfolio of bank community service projects, not just a single project.

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Outstanding Legislator Award

During its annual Springfield lobby day, the IBA presents its Outstanding Legislator Award to members of the Illinois General Assembly who strongly advocate for the banking industry by helping Illinois banks to remain viable in a highly competitive and rapidly changing industry and by creating a more positive marketplace for Illinois banks and their customers.

Excellence in Technology and Operations Award

This award, sponsored by Plante Moran, recognizes banks that leverage their technology and operations in unique ways to benefit their customers and/or their financial institutions.

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Volunteer of the Year Award

The IBA is grateful for our more than 220 volunteer bankers and associates who serve on one or more IBA boards or committees. This award was developed to honor their commitment to the industry and reward those who go "above and beyond.” Nominations are determined by IBA staff, and the award is given out annually at the IBA’s ONE Conference.