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Forward Gives Thanks to Local Heroes for Going the EXTRA Mile May 3, 2019

Banks devote time, effort, and resources daily in support of their communities. During the week of April 22-26, 2019, banks from across the Badger State participated in the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) Power of Community campaign to highlight the role banks play in the communities they serve.

“We are proud of our community and our role in helping families grow and businesses prosper. While we strive every day to serve our customers, it is especially rewarding when we volunteer directly in the community,” said Bill Sennholz, President/CEO at Forward Bank.

“It was exciting to coordinate our usual service efforts with other Wisconsin banks during the Power of Community week to really showcase how banks help their communities,” explained Sennholz.

Gary Schraufnagel – Power of Community Week (Colby)

Power of Community Week- Bus Drivers - Gilman

Andrea Hazard – Power of Community Week (Gilman)

Launched by the Wisconsin Bankers Association, the Power of Community campaign is a way for banks to celebrate the communities they serve, whether it’s volunteering at a local non-profit, fundraising for a charitable organization, using a bank office to collect items to be shared with a local group, or participating in National Teach Children to Save Day. This year Forward Bank used Power of Community Week as an opportunity to deliver thank you gifts to local bus drivers and crossing guards that read, “Thank you for going the EXTRA mile and moving our children Forward to school each day!”


The Wisconsin Bankers Association is the state’s largest financial industry trade association, representing nearly 235 commercial banks and savings institutions, their nearly 2,300 branch offices and 23,000 employees.

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