• Marquette Bank helps Navy Recruits Celebrate Thanksgiving 

    Marquette Bank employees spend part of the holiday preparing breakfast for Navy recruits at the American Legion in Chicago Ridge 

    Orland Park, IL (November 30, 2012) – Employees of Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, volunteered their time on Thanksgiving to provide breakfast for Navy recruits at the American Legion in Chicago Ridge. Forty Navy recruits in basic training were bussed in from the Great Lakes Naval Base to the American Legion for a Thanksgiving celebration and an opportunity to connect with families over the phone and on Skype. Over 25 Marquette Bank employees and family members spent their Thanksgiving morning volunteering at the event.

    “This was a rewarding opportunity on the both sides. The navy recruits were able to spend some time out of boot camp to enjoy the holiday and the community was able to meet and celebrate with the people joining our military.,” Betty Kosky-Harn, Executive Vice President, said. “Marquette Bank is honored to have taken part in this event and is especially proud of employees who spent part of their holiday giving back to the community.”

    The event was organized by members of the Chicago Ridge Police Department, along with their families, and in partnership with the Chicago Ridge American Legion and ARMS (Arms Reaching Many in Society). The recruits arrived to a hero’s welcome and spent the day relaxing, watching football, making calls to family members and they enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

    This was the second year Marquette Bank participated in this event. The Thanksgiving celebration was part of Marquette Bank’s Neighborhood Commitment, where each quarter Marquette Bank focuses on a different area of need – shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. For more information about Marquette Bank and its Neighborhood Commitment, visit www.emarquettebank.com/neighborhood or call




    Photo Caption: Marquette Bank employees and their family members spent Thanksgiving at a Thanksgiving celebration for over 40 navy recruits at the Chicago Ridge American Legion.


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    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.   

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