WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Independent Bankers of America (ICBA) recognizes Idaho Independent Bank for reaching an important milestone as an ICBA member. This marks the community bank's 20 years as a member of ICBA, the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the nation's more than 7,000 community banks.
"ICBA is fortunate to have Idaho Independent Bank as a member of the association for 20 years," said Camden R. Fine, ICBA President and CEO. "Idaho Independent Bank is a relationship bank, and its employees are passionately committed to serving the needs of its customers and communities. Community banks like Idaho Independent Bank drive economic stability and prosperity on Main Street and make their communities better places to work and live."
Community banks reinvest in their communities every day because they are an integral part of the economic, financial, and civic fabric of thousands of towns and cities across America. They are common-sense lenders that do right by their customers. They exist to serve the needs of their local customers and communities.
"As an ICBA member, Idaho Independent Bank is proud to be part of a nationwide network of community banks and advocate on the behalf of this great industry and its valued customers," said Mr. Kurt Gustavel, President of Idaho Independent Bank. "Idaho Independent Bank looks forward to continuing its role with ICBA to help strengthen and preserve the community banking industry so that customers across the nation can experience the difference of working with a local community bank for years to come."
Of the more than 7,000 community banks across the country, nearly 5,000 are ICBA members. Representing more than 24,000 locations nationwide and employing nearly 300,000 Americans, ICBA members hold more than $1.2 trillion in assets, $1 trillion in deposits and nearly $750 billion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community.
The Independent Bankers of America®, the nation's voice for more than 7,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high quality products and services. For more information, visit www.icba.org.
IIB was established in 1993 as an Idaho state-chartered, commercial bank and currently operates three branches in Boise, as well as branches in Meridian, Coeur d'Alene, Nampa, Mountain Home, Hayden, Caldwell, Star, and Sun Valley/Ketchum, Idaho. IIB has approximately 190 employees located throughout the State of Idaho. To learn more about IIB, visit us online at www.theidahobank.com.
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