Stillman Bank partners with park district

Pictured left to right are Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District Executive Director Jackee Ohlinger, Board of Commissioners President Tim Hayden, Stillman Bank President and COO Tom Hughes and Vice President of Retail Banking at Stillman Bank Kathleen Yocum.

ROCHELLE — On Tuesday, the Rochelle Community Park District announced a partnership with Stillman Bank. As part of the partnership, Stillman Bank has committed $20,000 to the park district’s REC Center project.
The REC Center is 91,0002 of RECreational space for all to play, learn, compete and connect. The REC will allow for a variety of activities – from basketball, soccer, football, golf, volleyball, soft/baseball with the indoor turf and multi-purpose flooring in the fieldhouse; to swimming, water aerobics, and swim lessons in the aquatic center. A state-of-the-art fitness center and group fitness classroom as well as two multi-purpose rooms and an outdoor patio for gathering space are included. The lobby is open flexible space for small organization meetings, social gatherings and so much more.
“On behalf of the board, staff and all of the local tax payers that we represent, we would like to extend our gratitude to Stillman Bank for their generous contribution to The REC,” Tim Hayden, Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District board president said. “The REC will be a wonderful community asset for many years to come and we are proud to call Stillman Bank a partner in the successful community events that will happen within those walls. The support of local business, like the support of the residents, is appreciated as we bring a new asset to our community.”
“As a locally-owned and headquartered financial institution, we have been committed to our communities for over 138 years,” stated Martin C. Larson, Stillman Bank chairman and CEO. “It is an honor to partner with the Rochelle park district, as they provide such beneficial services to Rochelle and the surrounding area. We are excited about the new opportunities The REC Center will bring and are delighted to do our part in helping make this vision a reality.”
Larson also acknowledged that Stillman Bank is making their contribution in recognition of Dick Gensler’s 21 years of service on the Stillman Bank Board of Directors.
“Dick has always been proud to be a citizen of Rochelle and we hope this donation helps illustrate his mission and continued commitment to the Rochelle community,” Larson said.
Stillman Bank is a local, independently-owned community bank founded in 1882 and has been meeting the financial needs of its customers in northern Illinois for over 138 years. Stillman Bank has remained independently owned since its founding and is one of only a few banks in the area that remains locally headquartered. With six locations throughout Ogle and Winnebago County, they strive to provide service that exceeds their customers’ expectations while offering the latest in financial products, services, and technology.

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