• Marquette Bank to Hold Annual Neighborhood Appreciation Week
    Local bank encourages local residents to participate in free appreciation events June 15-22 

    Orland Park, IL (June 6, 2013) –– Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, will be holding its annual Customer and Neighbor Appreciation Week from June 15 - 22. To help kick off the week, the bank will be holding several neighborhood events, including a pet adoption and pet drive event in Oak Forest, a kids party in Orland Park and a neighborhood summer kickoff party in New Lenox. Saturday, June 15 is also “Switch to Neighborhood Banking Day” at all Marquette Bank locations. Neighbors are encouraged to become a part of the local banking movement to help strengthen the local economy. Stop in at any Marquette Bank location for new customer specials and free credit history reports.  

    Throughout Customer and Neighbor Appreciation Week, all 23 Marquette Bank locations will be serving refreshments and providing games and activities for kids. As part of Marquette Bank’s 6th annual neighborhood food drive, the bank will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items at all branch locations to benefit local food pantries and neighborhood food banks served by the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Northern Illinois Food Bank.

    Marquette Bank will be holding a “Love Where You Bank Prize Drawing” for a chance to win a $250 Marquette Bank gift card.  There are four ways to enter:

    1. Fill out an entry form at any branch
    2. Tell us why you love Marquette Bank by tweeting the reason using the hashtag: #LoveMarquette
    3. Like us on Facebook and post the reason on our wall
    4. Enter through our website: www.emarquettebank.com/LoveMarquette 

    Each branch will also be holding a prize drawing for a chance a customer to win free lunch for their office and to learn more about Marquette Bank. To enter, drop off your business card at any Marquette Bank location.

    The bank will also offer the following financial services at all of its branches throughout Customer Appreciation Week:


    • Free Credit History – Drop by any branch and ask for our help accessing your free TransUnion, Experian or Equifax credit history report from www.annualcreditreport.com.


    • Free Home Finance Review (by appointment) – Free home refinancing evaluations for home owners thinking about refinancing or free mortgage pre-qualifications for home buyers looking to buy. Call 1-708-364-2525 to schedule an appointment with a mortgage specialist at your home, work or at a branch office.


    • Free Retirement Check-up (by appointment) – Call 1-708-364-2530 to arrange a complete financial check-up with a professional advisor that will help get you on track for retirement.


    • Free Estate Plan Review (by appointment) – Get a comprehensive review of your estate and wealth transfer plan. Discuss options to manage, grow, protect and pass on your wealth.  Schedule your in-depth financial and estate plan review by calling 1-708-460-4854.  


    • 1-on-1 Training: Learn How to Customize Your Banking (by appointment) – Learn how to customize your banking experience to get more control over your finances. Our bankers will show you how to sign up and use: Online Banking, Online Statements, Check Images, Mobile Banking, Email Notifications, Debit Card Alerts and Online Bill Pay. Stop by or schedule an appointment at your local branch by calling 1-888-254-9500.


    Marquette Bank will hold the following free events at select branch locations during the week:


    • Free Pet Adoption and Pet Drive Event - Saturday, June 15 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      5700 W. 159th St., Oak Forest – Come meet adoption-ready pets from the Animal Welfare League of Chicago Ridge. The shelter will also accept donations of pet items including: canned dog/cat food, collars, leashes, kitty litter and paper towels. Help support the shelter and find a lovable furry friend for your family! 


    • Free Kids Party - Saturday, June 15 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
      7560 W. 159th St., Orland Park – Enjoy fun activities and refreshments. Open a YoungMarq Savings Account for your child and they will receive a free Marquette Bank mini piggy bank (while supplies last).

    • Free Ladies’ Day Event - Saturday, June 15 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
      8020 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview – Enjoy a day of refreshments and fun. Shop and meet local vendors including: Dove Chocolate, Essential Chiropractic, Home Bound Candles, Lia Sophia, Mary Kay, a massage therapist, Send Out Cards and more. Bring all of your girlfriends, treat yourself, mingle and have fun. There will be plenty of door prizes and deals from the venders!

    • Free Neighborhood Summer Kickoff Party - Saturday, June 15 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
      2570 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox - Stop by the branch for fun activities, giveaways, games and  refreshments. Bring the family, have a hot dog and meet your New Lenox team. Everyone is welcome to attend.


    Marquette Bank’s Customer and Neighbor Appreciation Week will also feature free on-site document shredding at several locations on Saturday, June 15 and Saturday, June 22. Customers can help prevent identity theft by shredding old statements, bills and other confidential paperwork. Document shredding will be available at the following locations:


    Saturday, June 15 – 10 a.m. to Noon 

    • Chicago/Western – 6316 S. Western Ave., Chicago
    • Orland Park 179th – 17865 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park

    Saturday, June 22 – 10 a.m. to Noon

    • Lemont – 15730 W. 127th St., Lemont
    • New Lenox – 2570 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox
    • Oak Lawn/Ridgeland – 8855 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Lawn


    The bank will also be holding free electronics disposals throughout the week. Bring in your old electronics for safe disposal. Take small items, like cell phones, to any branch all week long. For large items, come to our drop-off day. Bring anything with a cord. All hard drives will be destroyed.


    • E-waste Drop-Off Day - Large Items 

                Saturday June 22 - 9 a.m. to Noon

                5700 W. 159th St., Oak Forest


    For more information about Marquette Bank and its Customer and Neighbor Appreciation Week, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com/CNAW2013.




    About Marquette Bank:    

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.6 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank. Marquette Bank has been a locally owned and 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, home financing, trust services and business banking. Marquette Bank has a lending portfolio of almost $1 billion in Chicagoland and offers home mortgages, multifamily lending, commercial mortgages, lines of credit, commercial real estate loans and small business lending. Marquette Bank regularly offers free financial literacy and education seminars, workshops and classes to customers, schools, senior groups, community organizations and local residents including personal financial and home buyer education classes. Marquette Bank has 23 retail branches 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 provides customers mobile banking, online banking and telephone banking options and free access to over 55,000 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.