• Marquette Bank Selects Winning Organization for National Good Neighbor Day
    Neighborhood Local bank awards $2,500 and 25 volunteer hours to Operation Blessing of Southwest Chicago 


    Orland Park, IL (November 18, 2013) –– Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, awarded Operation Blessing of Southwest Chicagoland, located in Crestwood, a gift of $2,500 and 25 hours of volunteer service. Operation Blessing was selected from over 20 non-profits organizations submitted by Marquette Bank employees as part of the Good Neighbor Gift Project.

    “This annual project is our way to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day by giving back to a worthy nonprofit nominated by our employees,” Christie Cox, Neighborhood Director, said. “We look forward to working with Operation Blessing and helping them with upcoming projects.”

    Operation Blessing is a not-for-profit organization serving over 1,000 families every month in communities of the south and southwest suburbs as well as the far southern portions of Chicago. The faith-based organization has been in operation for over 30 years and is a member food pantry of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Operation Blessing also performs seasonal service projects and provides counseling services for families in need.

    Marquette Bank’s celebration of National Good Neighbor Day and its Good Neighbor Gift Project are part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, where each quarter the bank focuses on giving back to its communities in four areas of need: shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness.

    For more information about the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, visit www.emarquettebank.com/neighborhood or call 1-888-254-9500. To find out more about Operation Blessing visit: http://www.opblessing.org.


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    Photo Caption: Marquette Bank awarded $2,500 and 25 hours of volunteer service to Operation Blessing of Southwest Chicagoland, located in Crestwood, as part of the bank’s Good Neighbor Gift Project. Marquette Bank employee Ron Roman, Post Closing Manager (left) stands with Frank Sorice (right) from Operation Blessing.  


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    Photo Caption: Operation Blessing operates primarily as a food pantry serving over 1,200 families every month from the south part of Chicago along with the south and southwest suburbs.


    About Marquette Bank:     

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.5 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank. Marquette Bank has been a locally owned and operated bank providing personalized banking service since 1945. Marquette Bank is a full-service, customer-focused neighborhood bank that serves the financial needs of Chicagoland communities, offering an extensive line of financial products including retail banking, home financing, trust services and business banking. Marquette Bank has a lending portfolio of almost $1 billion in Chicagoland and offers home mortgages, multifamily lending, commercial mortgages, lines of credit, commercial real estate loans and small business lending. Marquette Bank regularly offers free financial literacy and education seminars, workshops and classes to customers, schools, senior groups, community organizations and local residents including personal financial and home buyer education classes. Marquette Bank has 22 retail branches located in Chicago, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank provides customers mobile banking, online banking and telephone banking options and free access to over 55,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.

    Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Connect with Marquette Bank on social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumblr. For more information visit: http://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.