Heartland Bank Wins the 2013 WWR Outstanding Community Partner Award


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Pictured Left to Right: David Brown (WWR), Donna Holycross (Heartland), Bob Palmer (CBAO), Scott McComb (Heartland), Tami Vanderhoff (Heartland) and Cory Phillips (WWR).

Pictured Left to Right: David Brown (WWR), Donna Holycross (Heartland), Bob Palmer (CBAO), Scott McComb (Heartland), Tami Vanderhoff (Heartland) and Cory Phillips (WWR).

Attorneys W. Cory Phillips and David S. Brown of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (WWR), recognized Heartland Bank as the winner of the annual WWR Outstanding Community Partner Award at the 2013 Community Bankers Association of Ohio (CBAO) Annual Convention held at The Lodge at Sawmill Creek in Huron, Ohio.


Heartland Bank has established a tradition of service to local communities, supporting worthwhile efforts of community organizations, educational systems and youth activities. Heartland Bank and its employees have built a business on the tradition of service and have grown to be important members of the community, by investing in the hopes and dreams of those communities- what they like to call “Heartland Spirit”.  For example, their entry this year focused on their annual Heartland Bank Charity Golf Outing which has raised more than $294,000 for children’s charities throughout Columbus over the last 15 years. Along with a crystal trophy, Heartland Bank received a check in the amount of $2,000.


Sponsored by WWR, in partnership with CBAO, the WWR Outstanding 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. Nominees demonstrate social vision and clearly communicate how employee volunteerism is the key to their community involvement.


Banks participating in this year’s contest demonstrated a company-wide commitment to community service and were recognized for their participation. Other nominee banks included Consumers National Bank (Minerva), Eaton National Bank & Trust (Eaton), First National Bank (Bellevue), Liberty National (Ada) and The Pataskala Banking Co. (Pataskala).
About Heartland Bank

Heartland Bank’s business philosophy can best be described by the Bank’s Mission Statement and Shared Value statements. It is Heartland Bank’s mission to provide the best-personalized financial services at competitive prices for the economic growth and well being of individuals and businesses within our communities. This goal shall be accomplished through well-trained, caring employees, with unquestionable integrity, who practice sound and innovative banking principles, which will maximize bank profits and growth.

About Community Bankers Association of Ohio

CBAO is Ohio’s oldest statewide 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, an annual convention and trade show and other special events, a partner program, insurance and financial services, education and training, communications and publications, and other valued services. CBAO exclusively represents banks and thrift institutions in Ohio who serve their communities through 1,325 locations and over 16,400 employees, with more than $64 billion in assets, $52 billion in insured deposits and $45 billion in net loans.

About Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA

Celebrating over 80 years of experience, WWR provides comprehensive bankruptcy, consumer and commercial collections, litigation and real estate default services to creditors throughout the United States. Recognized as the largest creditors’ rights law firm in the nation, as ranked by Collections & Credit Risk magazine, WWR’s practice areas include bankruptcy, collection services, corporate & financial services, legal action recovery litigation & defense, probate, real estate default, and subrogation. The firm has five Ohio offices in Brooklyn Heights, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Grove City, along with offices in Detroit, MI, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Chicago, IL and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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