• Marquette Bank Sends Over 80 Holiday Care Packages to Overseas Illinois Troops 

    Local bank celebrates Illinois soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan through its Adopt-a-Soldier Program 

    Orland Park, IL (November 15, 2012) –– Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, recently completed its 6th annual Adopt-a-Soldier Program, where care packages are sent to troops stationed overseas during the holiday season. Throughout September and October, Marquette Bank collected donations from customers, employees and neighbors to be included in the care packages. More than 80 care packages were assembled and shipped to overseas Illinois soldiers, whose names were submitted by customers, neighbors and bank employees.

    “Although a lot of troops have been able to go home, many are still serving in dangerous locations, and this may be the first Christmas they will spend without their family and friends,” Georgeanne Krueger, Assistant Vice President, said. “We want them to know that we appreciate their sacrifice to serve our country.”

    Packages were prepared by Marquette Bank employees and included snacks, personal hygiene products, DVDs, games, calling cards and other items not readily available in combat zones. Items were collected at all 23 Marquette Bank locations.

    Marquette Bank would like to send out a special thanks to the following individuals and organizations:

    • Tinley Park resident Nancy Hall for donating crocheted holiday wreaths 
    • Local students and staff for making holiday cards, including Orland Park students from Mrs. Urbon, Mrs. Berchos and Mrs. Kneips’ classes at Centennial School, preschoolers and kindergarteners from Sandbox School and Boy Scout Troop 725 in Mokena 
    • Parkview bible study group for donating homemade cookies, candy, socks and card

    The annual Marquette Bank Adopt-a-Soldier Program is an employee-driven effort that is part of Marquette Bank’s Neighborhood Commitment, where each quarter the bank focuses on a different area of need – shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. For more information about Marquette Bank and its Neighborhood commitment, please call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com/neighborhood


    Photo Caption: Marquette Bank employee, Terry Keating, helps pack over 80 holiday care packages that were sent to Illinois soldiers stationed overseas as part of Marquette Bank’s 6th annual Adopt-a-Soldier Program.




    Photo Caption: Marquette Bank employees (left to right) Nicole Miuccio, Denice Carroll and Nicole Mecherle prepare care packages for U.S. troops stationed overseas as part of Marquette Bank’s Adopt-a-Soldier Program. 




    Photo Caption: Each care package sent through Marquette Bank’s Adopt-a-Soldier Program included a handwritten thank-you note from a local student and a crocheted holiday wreath from Tinley Park resident Nancy Hall.



    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 50,000 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.