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Bank Locally & Reinvest Your Money Back into Your Community

April 1, 2021

The idea of “sustainability” is linked to a lot of our local activities these days—whether it’s reusing or recycling products, sampling culinary delights from the local bakery, or choosing to buy American-made products to support our national economy. There are plenty of reasons why eating, shopping, and banking locally makes good economic sense.

When asked about the role of a community banker, and how what the bank does affects the local community, we recently heard a fantastic answer - "It's like the lifecycle of a plant." While it sounds a little strange, it's accurate - community banks like Citizens State Bank take in deposits and distribute loans that feed into a self-sustaining micro-economy and keep funds right here in Central Indiana.

It's all part of a symbiotic relationship that community banks have with their communities. When you deposit money at CSB, those funds are used to support local businesses, homebuyers, and everyday consumers. Then the proceeds from those businesses employ residents, fund municipalities, and continue the cycle of locally-based economic growth.

Local Deposits -> Local Bank -> Local Loans

April is Community Banking Month, and I want to thank our customers for putting their trust in us for their banking needs. For our neighbors who may be considering a switch, take a closer look at Citizens State Bank to discover how we can help you realize your financial dreams.

Remember, we're all in this together. Community banks are only successful if our customers and communities are, too. That's why community banks and their relationship business model have thrived for more than 150 years. We know what it takes to create successful local economies. Join us in helping to build a more sustainable, vibrant economy here at home!