"Best Places to Work in Illinois"
For the second year in a row, Evergreen has been named one of the 'Best Places to Work in Illinois.' Last year, the bank was ranked #1 in the competition and held the prestigious title of the 2014 'Best Place to Work in Illinois,' in the small business category, by the Daily Herald Business Ledger. This statewide survey and awards program recognizes the best places of employment that benefit the state's economy, workforce and businesses. The 2015 rankings will be made public May 6th. Stay tuned!
We are pleased to announce that we will be one of the sponsors for the 3rd Annual "March4Meg" 5k run/walk at Klein Park at 97th and Homan in Evergreen Park. Please join us Saturday, March 28th to help March4Meg's mission to fight melanoma by increasing awareness, offering educational programs and raising funds so Advocate Christ Medical Center can find solutions.
Evergreen Bank in the Classroom
Throughout the month of February, we have been busy in the classroom educating our youth on the importance of saving, saving strategies, and positive spending decisions.
By using the Teach Children to Save program, our bankers focused each classroom visit on helping students identify money management tactics as well as the importance of budgeting towards lifelong financial goals.
In addition to our classroom visits, we also offer free financial literacy services in the form of a fun, online virtual world game called MoneyIsland. MoneyIsland can be found right on our website and is a great tool that teaches players the basics of saving, spending, investing and sharing. Real-life principles of financial responsibility are taught through the use of interactive videos, quizzes, and online adventure games.
To learn more about MoneyIsland, or to start playing now, click here.
Chicks for the Cure
We are proud to announce our participation in the "Chicks for the Cure" Bunco Party! This year's event will be held Friday, February 20th from 7pm to 10pm, at Salem United Church of Christ. "Chicks for the Cure" is a group of local women who participate in the Beverly Mother's Day Walk every year as well as bake sales and craft fairs throughout the year to raise funds for breast cancer research. Not only is this a wonderful cause, but also a great opportunity for women to enjoy a night out - complete with raffles, door prizes and plenty of laughs!
Looking back on 2014
2014 proved to be a busy and exciting year. Throughout the Oak Brook and Evergreen Park communities, we were proud to have sponsored over 15 events and 60 local organizations. In Oak Brook, a few of our sponsored events included the Village of Oak Brook's Taste of Oak Brook and the Oak Brook Park District's Music in the Park and Pink 5k. In Evergreen Park, we participated in the Fourth of July Parade, Evergreen Park's Summer Concert Series, District 124's School Supply Drive and the Village of Evergreen Park's Tree Lighting Ceremony. Our 5th Annual Electronic Recycling and Document Shredding Event, at our Oak Brook location, had the largest turnout to date! 2014 saw the successful addition of two Evergreen Bank branded videos to our You Tube page, highlighting services that make us "A True Community Bank." To top it all off, we were voted the "Best Place to Work in Illinois" by the Daily Herald Business Ledger in the small business category.
2015 promises to be another exciting year. Our goal is to continue our involvement in the community as well as remain financially strong as a company. While planning your year ahead, make sure to visit our Community News and Facebook Page for all updates and events throughout the year!
Toys for Tots
October 20th - December 11th
We are proud to be an Official Drop-off Location for the Toys for Tots Foundation! From now until December 11th we invite you to join in our efforts by bringing in a toy or two to either of our branch locations. These gifts will help less fortunate children in our communities experience the joy of the Holiday Season.
Video Recap of our Annual Recycling Event
We are proud to report that our 5th Annual Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding Event at our Oak Brook location was a success! It was a great opportunity for the community to get together and legally dispose of any pesky, old electronics lying around the house. Document shredding was also available onsite to safely and securely destroy all confidential documents.
We value opportunities like this because it allows us to interact with the community and also lets the community experience what makes Evergreen Bank so special. In addition, we grill food onsite, provide refreshments, and raffle off prizes. What better way to get to know your neighbor than socializing at a BBQ? To top it all off, Pinstripes and Maggiano's donated dessert this year!
We will continue to host this event annually and encourage people to come out, get rid of old items, and support the community. As in years past, all proceeds made from the recycled items are being donated to Butler School District 53.
We'd like to send a special thank you to our event partners, the Oak Brook Park District and the Oak Brook Public Library, for making this event such a great success!
It's Recycling Day Again. And Again.
September 6th, 10am - 1pm
Join us September 6th, from 10am - 1pm, at our Oak Brook location for our 5th Annual Electronic Recycling & Paper Shredding Event! This is an opportunity to safely dispose of your used electronic items such as computers, cell phones, radios, and more. You can also safely destroy confidential paper documents onsite. After all, any good thing for the ecology is worth repeating.
Click HERE for more information.
School Supply Drive
Our Evergreen Park branch will be hosting a school supply drive for the students of District 124. Feel free to drop off school supplies from now until the end of August at our Evergreen Park Branch. We will be collecting:
Pencils - Crayons - Paper - Folders - Notebooks - Pens - Markers - Glue
Don't have time to shop? No problem - cash donations are also accepted and we will shop for you!
Two More Concerts to Go!
Our final sponsored concert in Evergreen Park and Oak Brook are fast approaching. In Oak Brook, please join us Thursday, July 31st to listen to the sounds of The Prohibition Orchestra at 7pm at the Oak Brook Park District's Central Park Pavilion. On Friday, August 8th at 6:00pm we will be at Klein Park in Evergreen Park. Make sure to stop by and listen to Cirrus Falcon play a mix of classic rock, country, retro, and more! We will also be giving away Evergreen Bank Group t-shirts to the first 70 individuals that stop by our tent at each concert!
Team Shock - Relay for Life
Friday, August 1st we will be a sponsor and participant in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life as 'Team Shock' in honor of our friend and coworker, Sue Hock. This event runs from 5pm to 10pm at the Oakbrook Terrace Park District with an honor ceremony, live music, contests, games, a fashion show, and more! Food vendors will also be on site and donate a percentage of sales to Relay for Life. For more information on Relay for Life, or to donate, click here.
Evergreen Bank Group: A True Community Bank
What does it mean to be a true community bank? It means being a locally owned and operated bank that has a connection with its community members. At Evergreen Bank Group, we do whatever we can to help our neighbors. We invest millions in helping businesses and individuals fulfill their dreams and reach their goals. It's our privilege to be a part of your community. We are here to lend a helping hand by contributing to worthy causes, sponsoring events, and supporting local institutions.
We believe our customers are an extension of our family and we take great pride in providing an environment that is friendly, trustworthy, and welcoming. When you come into our bank, you can sit down with someone who understands your needs and take comfort in knowing that your money and accounts are safe. We provide security, safety, and are able to help make decisions based on what's best for you.
Evergreen Bank Group is proud to help our community be the place where action and possibility meet. Your community. We're all in.
Evergreen Bank Group is Awarded 1st Place!
Evergreen Bank Group was ranked #1 in the Daily Herald Business Ledger's Best Places to Work in Illinois in 2014! It was an honor to be recognized and a very proud moment for Evergreen Bank Group to accept this award. For the Daily Herald Business Ledger's full article on the awards ceremony, please click here.
A few of our upcoming events!
We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Community Events that we will be sponsoring over the next few months. Below is a list of our 2014 Sponsored Events, so far...
- Pink 5k at the Oak Brook Park District on May 10th.
- A Walk in the Park at the Oak Brook Park District on June 26th.
- Day in the Park 5k Run in Evergreen Park on June 28th.
- Taste of Oak Brook at the Oak Brook Polo Fields on July 3rd.
- 4th of July Parade in Evergreen Park to be held on July 3rd.
- Our 5th Annual Electronic Recycling & Document Shredding Event at our Oak Brook location will be held on September 6th.
This summer we will be the Title Sponsor for the Summer Concert Series in both Evergreen Park and Oak Brook! Make sure to check our 'Community News' often, as we will relay updates and detailed information on our Summer Concert Series as well as all our Community Events as they near!
We are pleased to announce that once again we are one of the proud sponsors for the 2nd Annual "March4Meg" 5k run/walk at Klein Park at 97th and Homan in Evergreen Park. Please join us Saturday, March 29th to help March4Meg's mission to fight melanoma by increasing awareness, offering educational programs and raising funds so Advocate Christ Medical Center can find solutions. Last year, March4Meg had over 1,700 participants from multiple states.
HCS Family Services
This month marks our continued involvement in the HCS Family Services' food drive. We have donation baskets out for the month of March in our Oak Brook lobby to collect non-perishable food and toiletry items. With these generous donations, HCS Family Services assists families in need to create an improved quality of life throughout the Southeast Dupage County. For a list of items in need, or for more information on HCS Food Pantry, please click here. As always, we are proud to help support this great cause and welcome any non-perishable food donations at our Oak Brook location.
Chicks for the Cure
We had a great time at the 3rd Annual "Chicks for the Cure" Bunco Party. The "Chicks for the Cure" team is a group of local women who participate in the Beverly Mother's Day Walk each year to raise funds for breast cancer research. The money raised from this event will help aid breast cancer research. Not only is this a wonderful cause but also a great opportunity for women to enjoy a night out - complete with raffles, door prizes and plenty of laughs!
Happy New Year from Evergreen Bank Group!
2013 was a great year for Evergreen Bank Group. Below are just a few of our 2013 highlights...
In Oak Brook, we sponsored numerous events including the Village of Oak Brook's Taste of Oak Brook and the Oak Brook Park District's Music in the Park and Pink 5k. In Evergreen Park, we participated in the Fourth of July Parade and the Village of Evergreen Park's Tree Lighting Ceremony. Our 4th Annual Electronic Recycling and Document Shredding Event at our Oak Brook location had the largest turnout to date! 2013 saw the successful launch of our Facebook Page, LinkedIn Page and You Tube Channel. In September, we were presented with the Best of the Best Award from the Illinois Park District Association. Our involvement continued with monthly HCS Family Services' food drives as well as the annual Toys for Tots program. To top the year off, we surpassed the $500 million mark in assets.
2014 promises to be an exciting year. We will continue our involvement in the community as well as our financial strength as a company. While planning your year ahead, make sure to visit our Community News and Facebook Page for all updates and events throughout the year!
Santa and Mrs. Claus are visiting Evergreen Park!
December 21, 2013
It's that time of year again...
Kids of all ages are welcome to stop into our Evergreen Park Branch and tell Santa what's on their list!
- Saturday December 21st, 9am - 1pm
- Evergreen Park Branch
- 3842 W. 95th Street
- Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Don't forget to bring your cameras to capture all of the Holiday Cheer!
Toys for Tots
November 1st - December 12th, 2013
Collection boxes will be out in both branch lobbies!
Evergreen Bank Group is proud to support the Toys for Tots program, which provides toys as holiday gifts to needy children in our communities. We invite you to join in our efforts by bringing in a toy or two to either of our branch locations. These gifts will help less fortunate children in our communities experience the joy of the holiday season.
Did you know we support and finance motorcycles, too? Check out this video to learn a little more about us!
Best of the Best Award
We are proud to announce we have been named recipient of the 'Best of the Best Award' by the Illinois Association of Park Districts! Each year this award is presented to a business or corporation that demonstrates exemplary support of a local park district, forest preserve or conservation agency. Hundreds of nominations are received and winners are considered "Top in the State" for their award category. We would like to thank the Oak Brook Park District for nominating us for such an honor.
4th Annual Community Event
Electronic Recycling/Document Shredding - September 14th, 10am - 1pm
We are less than one month away from our 4th Annual Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding Event! Join us September 14th from 10am - 1pm at our Oak Brook location. Here is your opportunity to safely dispose of any unwanted electronic devices while supporting the community and protecting the environment. All electronic devices will be safely wiped, dismantled and recycled. Paper shredding will also be available on-site.
All proceeds from recycled materials donated during the event will benefit Butler School District 53.
- PCs/Laptops/Servers and Monitors
- Cell Phones/Telephones
- Cable Boxes/Modems
- VCRs/DVDs/Video Cameras
- Gaming Stations
- And more!
Facebook Fanpage Launch
Evergreen Bank Group is proud to announce our Facebook page is up and running. We look forward to this journey and hope you take part in its success. We plan to post on community involvement, promotions, interesting banking facts, informative banking news and more!
Taste of Oak Brook
This year's 'Taste of Oak Brook' wasn't to be missed! The weather cooperated and the fireworks were spectacular. As a sponsor, we were able to connect with Oak Brook residents and the surrounding communities attending the festivities. Our Evergreen Bank Group tent kept busy with kid's activities, popcorn, prizes, giveaways and a raffle. Once dusk hit, we settled in atop a golf green to watch the firework show. It was a fun event to be a part of and a great way to celebrate the holiday with our community.
Congratulations to Oak Brook Park District!
We'd like to congratulate Oak Brook Park District on being named a Finalist for the 2013 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. Organizations competing for this award are evaluated on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the combined efforts of citizens, staff, and elected officials. This esteemed honor is determined by The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
For more information on the Park District's program and project developments that helped achieve this honor, please click here.
Oak Brook Park District's Pink 5K
May 11th marked a great success for Oak Brook Park District's 3rd annual Pink 5k. Records were set! This year saw the largest number of participants registered at over 1100, up from the near 500 participants the prior year. Cold weather didn't stop the crowds or the donations, either. Oak Brook Park District was able to present a check in the amount of $10,000 to Open Arms, the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation's Breast Cancer Outreach Fund. For more information on the funds raised and how Open Arms is using donations to help women receive the screenings and support they need, please click here.
Evergreen Bank Group was not only a proud sponsor along with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, but was also well represented by a team of runners and walkers, alike. Our very own Dan Inendino took home the honor of finishing in the top 10 out of the 944 finishers! Overall, the bank was very proud to sponsor and participate in such a great event.
HCS Family Services
The end of every month marks our continued involvement in the HCS Family Services' food drive. We have donation baskets in our lobby to collect non-perishable food and toiletry items. With these generous donations, HCS Family Services assists families in need to create an improved quality of life throughout the Southeast Dupage County. For a list of items in need, or for more information on HCS Food Pantry, please click here. As always, we are proud to help support this great cause and welcome any non-perishable food donations at our Oak Brook Headquarters location.
Evergreen Bank Group and FreedomRoad Financial Celebrates 6 year Anniversary
We are proud to report that on March 19th, 2013 Evergreen Bank Group and FreedomRoad Financial, our National Powersports Lender, celebrated our 6th year anniversary! We remain financially strong and would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their continued loyalty. As always, we are dedicated to meeting the diverse financial needs of individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations in the marketplace we serve. We appreciate your business, and look forward to continuing to serve you for many years to come.
Happy New Year from Evergreen Bank Group!
2012 was a great year for Evergreen Bank Group and we are excited about 2013. As you are planning the year ahead, we have a few dates for you to put on your calendar:
The Oak Brook Park District Pink 5k – Saturday, May 11th
Evergreen Bank Group's annual Electronic Recycling Event – Saturday, September 14th
We will post more dates for events as they become available.
We hope you have a wonderful 2013. Happy New Year!