GAHANNA, Ohio, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Center for Character Ethics announced that Heartland Bank is a recipient of its 18th annual Torch Awards for EthicalEnterprising(SM). Heartland Bank will be honored at the Torch Award Centennial Gala Luncheon, held at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in downtown Columbus on September 6, 2012.
"In a day and age when large sectors of the financial services industry are under such heavy scrutiny for their deceptive practices, it feels good to know that someone appreciates what community bankers do each day for our clients. We strive to do the right thing each and every day, not just when times are good. We are humbled and grateful to receive such a distinguished honor," stated G. Scott McComb, Chairman, President and CEO of Heartland Bank.
Founded in 1994, the national award-winning "educate & recognize" program is the premier public recognition of organizations that intentionally pursue the six TRUST! Principles of EthicalEnterprising(SM). The award embodies the BBB Center's mission of advancing marketplace trust. A panel of judges selected Heartland Bank based on these six EthicalEnterprising(SM) criteria.
The BBB Center for Character Ethics develops and conducts assessment, training and best-practice recognition programs designed to advance trust as an element of distinction in individuals and enterprises. By assessing, improving and recognizing personal and organizational performance, the Center for Character Ethics helps create better leaders, better businesses and a better marketplace.About BBB's Center for Character Ethics The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio and BBB's Center for Character Ethics are business supported, free-enterprise advancing non-profit organizations. Our mission is to accredit, monitor, elevate and celebrate the commitment that for-profit and non-profit enterprises make to the highest standards in leadership character ethics and ethical enterprising. We help fortify trust-worthy enterprises and measure success by how well both producers and consumers flourish in Central Ohio. About Heartland Bank Heartland BancCorp is a registered Ohio bank holding company and the parent of Heartland Bank, which operates eleven full-service banking offices. Heartland Bank, founded in 1911, provides full-service commercial, small business, and consumer banking services; alternative investment services; insurance services; and other financial products and services. Heartland Bank is a member of the Federal Reserve, a member of the FDIC, and an Equal Housing Lender. Heartland BancCorp is currently quoted on the over-the-counter (OTC) Bulletin Board Service under the symbol HLAN. Learn more about Heartland Bank at HeartlandBank.com. MEDIA CONTACT: G. Scott McCombChairman, President and CEO614.337.4600
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