Community First Bank of Indiana Wins Indiana Bankers Association 'Commitment to Community' Award

October 15, 2021 – Community First Bank of Indiana has been honored with the Indiana Bankers Association C2C (Commitment to Community) Award for outstanding community service performed during 2020. Community First Bank of Indiana won in the category of banks with assets below $500 million.

The awards were presented on Oct. 13 during the IBA Mega Conference in Indianapolis. The Association created the C2C Awards in 2018 to celebrate exceptional bank outreach and to raise public awareness of the diverse ways that banks support the communities they serve.

Twenty-two banks submitted nominations for the 2020 C2C awards, providing a sampling of statewide community service performed by the 120+ member banks of the IBA. Nominations stories are posted on IBA social media under hashtag #C2CAwards. Additionally, a summary of all bank nominations is available at

The following banks submitted nominations for the 2020 IBA Commitment to Community Awards:
Asset Size: Under $500 Million
Alliance Bank, Francesville – finalist
Bath State Bank
Community First Bank of Indiana – winner
Farmers and Mechanics Federal Savings Bank, Bloomfield
First Federal Savings Bank, Huntington
Home Bank, Martinsville – finalist
Hoosier Heartland State Bank, Crawfordsville
Indiana Trust Wealth Management, Mishawaka
Mutual Savings Bank, Franklin
The New Washington State Bank, Charlestown
Tri-County Bank, Roachdale

IBA President and CEO Amber Van Til said: “The Indiana Bankers Association appreciates all the nominations for the 2020 C2C Awards. Each nomination tells the winning story of banks’ commitment to the communities they serve.”

The bank won the award in the category of banks with assets below $500 million. Shown from left are: Bea Wiles, Londee Davis and Kim LaFollette, Community First Bank of Indiana; Amber Van Til, Indiana Bankers Association; Robb Blume, Janelle Campbell and Bob Hickman, Community First Bank of Indiana.

Community First Bank (CFB) was chartered in 2003 in Kokomo, Indiana where it currently has three branches in Kokomo, two branches in Westfield, and a branch and loan production office in Noblesville. CFB is also opening its newest branch at 93rd and Meridian in Indianapolis in the coming months. Additional information can be found at MEMBER FDIC, Equal Housing Lender

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