Our Commitment to the Community
South Side Bank takes pride in being involved with our area community and the needs it serves. The community has provided for us to grow into the institution we are today. We take pride in giving back the same opportunities and by being a part of many events and charities in Peoria, West Peoria, Chillicothe, Bartonville, East Peoria, Pekin and Washington.
For over 50 years, South Side Bank and WMBD TV 31 have sponsored the Peoria Santa Claus Parade. Being the oldest Santa Parade in the country, it has become a tradition for the Peoria area as well as South Side Bank. Every year our employees volunteer countless hours to creating a Christmas float. Our employees say that seeing the bright smiles on the children's faces nullifies the hours of time donated to this event.
South Side Bank is dedicated to many other local and national charities. Our employees volunteer their time and money for Rebuilding Together, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, St Jude, Easter Seals, United Way, Relay for Life, and countless others. In addition, each month a charity is chosen to receive the donations each employee gives in order to participate in Casual Fridays. South Side Bank not only gives to the community with its time, people, and various donations; but also by operating as a stable financial institution. We pay municipal, state, and federal taxes and comply with community re-investment regulations.
We take great pride in promoting our community and making a difference. Being involved with community events, concerns, and endeavors allows us to give back to all that have made South Side Bank a success since 1922. For this we will continue to be a locally owned, community-oriented, stable and growing business in this area.