This week's Spotlight of the Week is Banterra Bank

This week's Spotlight of the Week is Banterra Bank. Banterra began with a single location in Ridgway, Illinois in 1975.  We grew to 16 branches when we entered the Carterville market in 2000. Today, we have 35 branches in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri and we continue to grow. Banterra’s main focus is to offer superior personal service as the region’s largest locally-owned financial institution and offer products and lending strength to support growing economies. For personal banking as well as business banking, you’ll find mega bank products at Banterra such as a user-friendly mobile app that provides Mobile Check Deposit, Bill Pay and security options such as on/off debit card features.  We also provide quality checking products, online banking, online mortgage applications and online loan payments.  With Banterra, you’ll experience personal service, quick and local decisions, and true community involvement from our company and team members. We have team members that are born and raised in Carterville, current residents, and Banterra has been doing business as a branch in Carterville for 17 years.  With that history, we know that Carterville residents as well as those in Cambria and Crainville, come together to celebrate victories like state football and softball championships, and support one another through personal tragedies and weather devastation.  Carterville provides events for the community such as Christmas In Carterville, Carterville Block Party, Pumpkin Path, Chamber 5K Run and we support these events and more in both financial and volunteer support.  We applaud strong organizations such as your Rotary Club, Ministerial Alliance and Chamber of Commerce that are actively involved in making Carterville a wonderful community.  Simply put, we enjoy doing business in Carterville because of the people…friendly faces and helping hands…and who strive to serve our community much like we do at Banterra. Banterra Bank is proud to partner with Black Diamond Harley-Davidson® to sell general admission tickets for the upcoming Toby Keith concert held on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at Black Diamond Harley-Davidson®.  Tickets are $48 (while supplies last); portion of the proceeds for tickets sold at Banterra locations will benefit This Able Veteran. In addition to raising funds for This Able Veteran through Toby Keith ticket sales, Banterra branches will also sell This Able Veteran t-shirts for $15 each through June 30th.  All proceeds from t-shirt sales will support This Able Veteran. Founded in 2011, This Able Veteran is dedicated to helping veterans suffering from psychological and physical injuries as a result of their service. The program teaches trauma recovery skills, and provides a specially trained service dog as a working partner.  Dogs are trained to respond to signs of anxiety and nightmares, and to intervene, prompting the veteran to use the trauma recovery skills he or she has learned. Banterra provides ongoing in-branch charity fundraisers in addition to sponsorships and donations within the community.  Banterra has raised more than $25,000 for This Able Veteran since 2015. #cartervillechamber