McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on July 31.
On July 23, 2019, Blackhawk Bank, along with the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce and the city of McHenry, dedicated the Blackhawk Bank McHenry Banking Center, located at 3814 West Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Numerous bank representatives, public officials and chamber members were present to officially welcome the opening of the Banking Center under the Blackhawk Bank name. Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc. completed the acquisition of First National Bank of McHenry on March 1, 2019.
Their branches officially assumed the Blackhawk Bank name, logo and identity on July 20, 2019. The McHenry Banking Center continues to offer the same great service, with familiar faces, that customers have come to expect, along with an expanded product line and resources.
The ceremonial cutting of the ribbon kicked off the dedication, with Blackhawk Bank employees, City of McHenry Mayor Wayne Jett, the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce and chamber members looking on. Dave Adkins, President and CEO of Blackhawk Bank, remarked, “McHenry is a wonderful partner. They have embraced us and welcomed us into their city.
We’re ardent in our pledge to carry on what First National Bank of McHenry started and provide the best opportunities for our employees, customers and community.” “We searched for a partner to lead us into the next chapter of our business,” stated William “Bill” Busse, former President and CEO of First National Bank of McHenry. “We knew when we first met with Blackhawk Bank that we found a bank that shared our same community values.” City of McHenry Mayor Wayne Jett thanked the Busse and Graves families for their years of service at First National Bank of McHenry and their dedication to the McHenry Area.
He is happy to see their legacy continue with Blackhawk Bank. Kay Rial Bates, President of the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce, wrapped up the event by acknowledging Blackhawk Bank’s commitment of giving to the McHenry area. She concluded with, “Welcome home to McHenry, Blackhawk Bank.” Blackhawk Bank will also host ribbon cutting ceremonies at two other locations.
The Richmond Banking Center, located at 9705 Prairie Ridge Road, Richmond, IL, will host their ceremony on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at noon.
The final ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at noon on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the Island Lake Banking Center, located at 660 East State Road, Island Lake, IL.
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Source: McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce