• Marquette Bank Celebrates National Financial Literacy Month 

    Neighborhood Bank offers financial educational opportunities for customers and neighbors during Financial Literacy Month 


    Orland Park, IL (April 2, 2012) Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, is doing its part in raising awareness of financial literacy by hosting seminars and offering personal financial reviews to local residents throughout the month of April in honor of National Financial Literacy Month. Officially recognized by Congress in 2004, National Financial Literacy Month is dedicated to educating Americans on money management and promoting healthy financial habits. The campaign is a nationwide effort supported by financial institutions, companies, nonprofits and government agencies. 


    “For over 10 years, Marquette Bank has demonstrated its commitment to financial literacy by regularly hosting financial seminars and serving as a valuable resource to the community,” said Sandy Turner, Community Relations Officer.  “The financial wellness of our community continues to be our top priority as we help our customers and neighbors build a secure future for themselves and encourage smart financial decisions.” 


    Through its commitment to financial literacy, the Bank also partners with community institutions such as schools, churches, libraries and community organizations to offer free financial educational opportunities for local residents related to money management, savings, budgeting, retirement, estate planning and home financing.   


    As part of the 2012 National Financial Literacy Month celebration, Marquette Bank is offering the following educational sessions: 

    Free Senior Scams, Safety and Elder Abuse Workshop  

    • Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 10 a.m.
      Oak Forest Branch (5700 W. 159th Street)
      Call 1-708-342-8404 to register.

    Free Personal Finance Workshop (Two-Part Class - Attendees earn Certificate) 

    • Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 9 a.m. & Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 9 a.m.
      Chicago/Western Ave. Branch (6316 S. Western Ave.)
      Call 1-773-918-4624 to register. 

    Free New Start Personal Finance Classes  

    • Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
      Chicago/Western Ave. Branch (6316 S. Western Ave.)
      Call 1-773-918-4624 to register. 
    • Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
      Oak Forest Branch (5700 W. 159th Street)
      Call 1-773-918-4624 to register. 

    Free Home Financing Seminars  

    • Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 5 p.m.
      Chicago/Western Ave. Branch (6316 S. Western Ave.)
      Call 1-773-918-4568 to register.
    • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
      Evergreen Park/Beverly Branch (9858 S. Western Ave.)
      Call 1-708-423-4426 to register.

    Marquette Bank is also offering local residents the opportunity to meet with professional Financial Advisors, at no cost, to discuss personal financial planning. Specific topics include: 

    • Savings and Monthly Budget Planning 
    • College Savings Planning 
    • Saving for a Home; Refinance Evaluations or Home Financing Reviews 
    • Retirement Check-up and Planning 
    • Estate Plan Review 
    • Complete Financial Reviews 

    Additionally, Marquette Bank is offering classes on money saving tips and personal finance to college bound seniors at any of the fifty-five area high schools selected as participants of the Marquette Bank Education Foundation. For more information on how to participate in the Bank’s National Financial Literacy Month activities, please call 1-888-254-9500. 


    About Marquette Bank: 


    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.7 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank. Marquette Bank has been a locally-operated bank providing personalized banking service since 1945. Marquette Bank is a full-service, customer-focused neighborhood bank that serves the financial needs of Chicagoland communities, offering an extensive line of financial products including retail banking, mortgages, trust and business banking, free Online Bill Pay and free Automated Telephone Banking. Marquette Bank’s retail branches are located in Chicago, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank customers have convenient free access to over 43,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide. 


    Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Follow Marquette Bank on Twitter or like the Bank on Facebook for special offers and news. For more information visit: http://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.