Munster-based Peoples Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis have awarded Jeremi Vocational Institute a $25,000 grant as part of the 2020 Elevate Small Business Grant program.
Benjamin Bochnowski, president and CEO of Munster-based Peoples Bank, says the pandemic-fueled financial crisis brings lessons in resilience, charity and community during difficult times.
Munster-based Peoples Bank recently began funding nearly $75 million in loans under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program as part of the CARES Act to assist the nation through the COVID-19 pandemic.
NorthWest Indiana Bancorp of Munster, the parent of Peoples Bank SB, announced Jan. 24 it had completed its purchase of AJS Bancorp Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, A.J. Smith Federal Savings Bank of Midlothian, Ill. in a stock and cash transaction. The company announced the deal on July 31. A.J. Smith Federal Savings Bank operated […]
Peoples Bank of Munster is among the honorees that will be presented with the Indiana University Northwest Chancellor’s Medallion on Nov. 1. The awards, the highest honor given by IUN, will be presented during IUN’s Chancellor’s Medallion Celebration, the college’s annual fall event to benefit student scholarships. The event is Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. […]
MUNSTER – NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, parent of Peoples Bank SB, is continuing its expansion into Illinois. The company announced July 31 it will acquire AJS Bancorp Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, A.J. Smith Federal Savings Bank of Midlothian, Ill., which operates one branch in Midlothian, Ill. and two in Orland Park, Ill., in a stock […]
MUNSTER – NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, parent of Peoples Bank, announced July 26 it has completed its acquisition of First Personal Financial Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, First Personal Bank of Orland Park, Ill. in a stock and cash transaction. “We are excited to establish a physical presence within Orland Park, Lemont, and Chicago (Garfield Ridge), […]
Peoples Bank of Munster in partnership with the Legacy Foundation and Accion, have formed the Small Business Development Pilot Project. The program is designed to promote small business development in low- to moderate-income communities of Lake County, the organizations said in a June 4 joint statement. Turon Cummings of Whiting and owner of Creative Conecepts, […]
Businesses tackle challenges, embrace growth For the Burn ‘Em Brewing crew, the decision to bring its brand and brews to downtown La Porte was driven by demand and a witty outlook. “We have been growing at our own pace for the last few years, and only being in part of Indiana, there is still plenty […]