• Marquette Bank Hosts Valentine's Day at Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn 
    Neighborhood bank employees throw a Valentine's Day party


    Orland Park, IL (February 17, 2014) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, hosted a Valentine’s Day party at Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn. Employees entertained the children with various Valentine’s Day themed activities in celebration of the holiday. This was the fourth year the bank hosted party for children at the hospital.

    “I can say that seeing the children’s faces light up is one of the greatest feelings,” Jack Baker, Vice President Commercial Banking, said. “We’ve had parties at Hope Children’s Hospital before and it’s nice to watch the kids have fun and be able to act like any other healthy kid.”

    Marquette Bank employees decorated and set up all of the activities for the children, including: drawing, coloring, writing Valentine’s Day cards to family members, creating candy necklaces and decorating cupcakes. All cupcake-related supplies were donated by Orland Park Bakery.

    The Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital Valentine’s Day Party was part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, where each quarter Marquette Bank focuses on a different area of need – shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. For more information about the bank or the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com/neighborhood



    Photo Caption:
    Marquette Bank employees Michelle Foster (left) and Jolina Govea (right) prepare Valentine’s Day crafts for the children staying at Hope Children Hospital in Oak Lawn



    About Marquette Bank:     

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.5 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 22 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. Connect with Marquette Bank on social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumblr. For more information visit: http://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.