MURRAY — The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The Murray Bank are reminding consumers: Where you choose to bank and with whom matters, as they celebrate Community Banking Month in April. 

“When you bank locally, you’re reinvesting in our community, contributing to the welfare of our neighbors and building a legacy of prosperity for future generations,” said Bob Hargrove, President and CEO of The Murray Bank. “Community bankers power your region’s small businesses and influence job growth one loan at a time. We’re rooted in your community, ensuring we have a stake in your financial success and the strength of our community overall.”

Community banks, such as The Murray Bank, support local startups—funding more than 60 percent of small business and more than 80 percent of agriculture loans—and contribute tax dollars that help maintain local municipalities and keep local neighborhoods viable and vibrant. 

When choosing who to trust with your hard-earned money, The Murray Bank wants consumers to know that they have a choice and know the following: 

Community banks respect and honor their community ties. Community banks have symbiotic relationships with their communities—one cannot thrive without the other. 

Community banks are relationship lenders. They know their customers and understand their financial needs.

Community banks understand and embrace local businesses. A study from the Federal Reserve Banks found that small businesses that apply for loans with community banks are the most successful and most satisfied. 

Community banks give back. Serving local communities is second nature to community banks, as reflected in ICBA’s National Community Bank Service Awards. 

Follow along with The Murray Bank on their social media platforms to see how they are celebrating Community Banking Month in April!

For more information on any services offered by The Murray Bank, call 270-753-5626, 270-492-8388 or log onto

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