GAHANNA, Ohio, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (WWR) presented Heartland Bank of Gahanna, Ohio with the annual 2013 WWR Outstanding Community Partner Award at the Community Bankers Association of Ohio (CBAO) annual convention, held at the Lodge at Sawmill Creek in Huron, Ohio on Thursday, August 8, 2013. The Community Partner Award was created to honor those community banks in Ohio that actively partner with their local communities to provide educational, community outreach and/or community service programs, and celebrates those that are investing time and resources into their communities and inspiring others through their work.
As central Ohio's community bank since 1911, Heartland Bank has established a tradition of service to local community organizations, educational systems and youth activities. The Bank received the 2013 Community Partner Award in part due to the success of their annual Charity Golf Classic that has supported various children's charities since 1996. Donations to approximately 32 local charities during the last 15 years have exceeded $295,000. 2013 funds will be directed to CD102.5 for the Kids, Masonic Learning Centers for Children with Dyslexia, Ohio 4-H Celebration of Youth, Victory Ministries for Children's Outreach Program, and Pelotonia 2013 Tiney's Team.
"It is wonderful that WWR chose to recognize the employees, Board, clients and vendors of Heartland Bank who all make this annual event a success. Without their involvement and support we would not be able to help these charities fulfill their important missions," stated Chairman, President and CEO, G. Scott McComb.
Along with a crystal trophy, Heartland Bank was proud to receive an award check in the amount of $2,000. Chairman, President and CEO Scott McComb, VP Business Development Officer Donna Holycross and Marketing Coordinator Tami Vanderhoff gratefully accepted the award on behalf of the Bank.About Community Bankers Association of Ohio The Community Bankers Association of Ohio is the state's oldest financial trade association representing Independent Community Bank and Thrift Institutions. CBAO has the influence to effectively serve, protect and promote the interests of its members through Legislative and Regulatory Representation, Annual Convention; and Trade Show, Special Events, Partner Programs, Insurance and Financial Services, Education and Training, Communications and other valued services. About Heartland BankHeartland 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