Sweet Water State Bank recognized for 100 years of service

Sweet Water State Bank has reached a prestigious milestone. This year marks the bank’s 100th year of helping individual and small business customers in Marengo County and surrounding areas.

“It’s community banks like Sweet Water State Bank that drive economic stability and prosperity on Main Street and make their communities a better place to work and live,” said Camden R. Fine, President and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America. “They are the definition of relationship bankers, passionately committed to serving the needs of their local customers and communities.”

Stratton F. Lewis, Jr., Chairman of Sweet Water State Bank, said, “It’s been an honor to support our community all these years, and to see it grow and thrive. We look forward to continuing our tradition of working hard so that local consumers can experience the community bank difference for years to come.”

In a letter to Sweet Water State Bank, Fine praised the bank for “playing a vital role in developing and strengthening (your) community. Banks like yours propel the ‘Go Local’ message and ensure our nation’s economic stability. Congratulations on Sweet Water State Bank’s 100th anniversary of years in business.”