Heartland Bank presents community award

DeKALB – Heartland Bank and Trust Co. in DeKalb presented its 2021 Heart of Our Community award to Shawn Lowe at the August Chamber Business After Hours. This award was established to recognize local residents who stand out for volunteering their time and talent to help others.

The Heart of Our Community award was presented by Tia Anderson, retail manager for Heartland Bank.

The bank recognizes its responsibility extends beyond providing financial services to the communities it serves.

“We strongly believe the ongoing success of a community involves good corporate citizenship and making a difference in the lives of others,” Anderson said in a news release. This award was designed to recognize local residents who have done something extraordinary, touched someone by lending a helping hand or going above and beyond.

Lowe is a huge supporter of DeKalb and contributes and dedicates his time to the community. He serves on the Chamber Board of Directors, and is an Ambassador, helping to mentor and provide resources to businesses to assist in their success. He also is on the board of directors for Tails Humane Society and DeKalb Corn Fest.

Lowe received a $100 Visa gift card and a “Heart” award.

Heartland Bank and Trust Company is a community bank with assets of approximately $3.9 billion. Headquartered in Bloomington, the bank has offices in central and northern Illinois. More information is available on the bank’s website at www.hbtbank.com.