Community member and Quik Impressions president, Rick Smolke, told us that he is powered up by being the best business man he can be.
Quik Impressions is a commercial printer located in Addison, IL. The continually growing company found themselves in need of a bank that they could count on, and one that could take them to a completely different level. Rick Smolke, and his company, found a home with West Suburban Bank. Rick notes that West Suburban Bank truly believes in its customer, and if it weren’t for them, Quik Impressions would not be here today. With the power and support of a bank that allow its customers to dream, Rick Smolke believe that he and his company can accomplish anything with West Suburban Bank in their corner.
West Suburban Bank not only handles Rick’s business account, but the bank handles all of his personal accounts, children’s accounts, and retirement accounts as well. As Rick says, “he 100% trusts them [West Suburban Bank] with everything he has.”
At West Suburban Bank, we are happy to power businesses like Quik Impressions and community members like Rick. We look forward to watching Quick Impressions grow and helping them along the way! Let us know what you think about Rick’s story and continue to tell us, “What Powers You Up?” on Facebook and Twitter. #WSBPower
Villa Park community members, Sofia, Billy, and Gabriel told us what powered them up is being the best family they can be.
Billy’s parents opened a joint account for him when he was about 5 years old. At an early age, his parents taught him the importance of saving. With Sofia also being a big saver, the couple decided to carry on the family tradition and open their son, Gabriel, a savings account when he was just a couple months old. Sofia told us, “I’m a big saver and I want to instill that in him.”
Family is important to the Eisners, and they find West Suburban a bank that is very family oriented. With the convenience of being centrally located between a few different branches, the Eisners are able to spend less time driving long distances to their bank and are able to spend more time with each other.
At West Suburban Bank, we are happy to help power the Eisners. We look forward to seeing Gabriel grow! Let us know what you think about their story and continue to tell us, “What Powers You Up?” on Facebook and Twitter. Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram, we will have some exciting photo challenges later this year!
West Suburban Bank proudly extends their services with the addition of their 37th branch on the north side of Aurora at 1311 Butterfield Road, Suite 111.
On Thursday, October 10th,the newest Aurora location held its ribbon cutting ceremony and invited Aurora Chamber Members and Local Business Owners to join in on the festivities.
The event began with refreshments and a spread of finger foods for the guests to enjoy as they conversed amongst each other. Bank management and bank employees enjoyed having one-on-one time with their new neighbors.
Later, the ribbon cutting took place inside the branch. The group joined in on the excitement as the facility manager for West Suburban Bank/Lombard, Matthew Acker, cut the ribbon and inaugurated the opening of the newest Aurora, West Suburban Bank branch.
To wrap up the night of fun, West Suburban raffled off three cash prizes to the guests. An Aurora resident was the $100 winner.
West Suburban Bank looks forward to being a part of the North Aurora community.
Stop in and say hello to your new neighbors.
It may be a mistake to believe that you can’t refinance your home. Home values have stabilized and improved in many cases throughout the communities we serve at West Suburban Bank. Kevin Carani, Vice President of Mortgage Lending has seen the change occur over the past few years, saying, “We’ve seen a lot of people pleasantly surprised at the value of their home and we’ve been able to help a lot of people achieve their financial goals by going through the refinance process”.
We’re in touch with the communities we live and work in. Appraisers are in tune with what’s going on and they can see where values are trending upward. It’s worth taking another look. By stopping in for a few minutes and speaking with a Personal Banker at your local West Suburban Bank or calling 630-652-2000, we can review your current position and see if you just might be one of the many customers who are “pleasantly surprised” that you’re in a better position than you thought. It only takes a few minutes to get things started.
Raheela Shaffie is a bundle of positive energy overflowing with charm and friendliness. At age 8, Raheela’s daughter developed Macular Dystrophy. Ever since, she’s been actively involved with the Foundation for Fighting Blindness and the Lighthouse for the Blind, serving on the board and remaining very active in fundraising. Raheela’s enthusiasm and involvement show how West Suburban Bank is unlike any other bank.
The best investment to guarantee future results is the education of our youth.
Jack Buscemi is a popular guy in the community. So popular that he’s been elected and re-elected twice on the Benjamin School District in Carol Stream. His kids are grown now; his daughter is a school teacher and his son is a representative for a pharmaceutical company. He credits a great school district for preparing them well. While they’ve grown up, Jack still serves the school district to make sure his community continues to provide the same opportunities to current students that his family enjoyed. He’s also the District Representative for SASED, a co-op serving 18 school districts to enhance the educational opportunities for Special Ed students. All of the districts together pool resources and students to provide the best learning environments for students with special needs and their teachers.
Jack has served the bank both as Loss Prevention Manager and Manager of Retail Banking over his tenure. While managing Retail Banking, he brought in representatives from Junior Achievement to work with many of the bank’s managers to become instructors of the business model that Junior Achievement taught in local elementary and middle schools. Many bank managers volunteered to be involved and the bank provided the time necessary for them to prepare their lesson plans and teach the courses over a 12 week period. Jack believes in Community “sweat equity”. Being involved is very important to creating a legacy of community involvement. His financial background has helped the School District invest monies in safe guaranteed return financial instruments to make their money go even further with their curriculum. Look for Jack around town helping out and enjoying himself taking pride in his public service and professional service. He’ll tell you; we are unlike any other bank.