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American Bank and Trust

On its 50th anniversary, American Bank and Trust donated $50,000 to seven local charities. President and CEO Jeff Rose, with Rakesh Alla, chairman of the board, presented the check on Oct. 30 to representatives of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Child Abuse Council, Dress for Success Quad-Cities, the Family Museum, Friendly House, River Bend Foodbank and Two Rivers YMCA.

On its 50th anniversary this past week, American Bank and Trust donated $50,000 to local charities. 

On Oct. 30, president and CEO Jeff Rose led the bank in celebrating the anniversary, plus providing donations to seven local charities. 

"We were looking for something special to represent our 50th anniversary and decided we wanted to do something big to invest back into the community that helped make us successful," Rose said. "It's something we'd like to continue going forward." 

The bank donated money to Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Child Abuse Council, Dress for Success Quad-Cities, the Family Museum, Friendly House, River Bend Foodbank and Two Rivers YMCA. 

American Bank and Trust was founded as a neighborhood bank on the Hilltop in Rock Island in 1968. Now, the bank has eight locations across the Quad-Cities, Rose said. 

While technology has significantly changed the banking business, Rose said American Bank and Trust still operates on the values it was founded on 50 years ago.

"It was founded to serve the community and we really focus our core values on making sure we're an active part of the communities we live in. That hasn't changed," he said. "We're still devoted to the same high quality service, but we have chosen to invest heavily in technology that provides a superior seamless experience for our customers." 

Casey's asks customers to support Hope for the Warriors

Casey's General Store is hosting its annual "Dog Tag" promotion to raise funds and awareness for the national non-profit, Hope for the Warriors.

During the month of November, Casey's will raise funds to support the organization, which is dedicated to restoring a sense of self and hope for veterans, service members and their families, according to a news release.

For the seventh year, customers of more than 2,000 Casey's stores are invited to purchase a dog tag for $1 to support the nonprofit. Casey's will display those throughout each store. 

To date, Casey's has raised nearly $4 million for the program.

Integrity Integrated announces Leadership Programs lineup

Integrity Integrated, a Quad-City based organization focused on leadership development, announced leadership programs that will begin in January.

The programs will take place in the Quad-Cities, Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, according to a news release. 

The Quad-City Leadership Academy is for men and women who want to learn about stepping into leadership roles. President and owner of Integrity Integrated, Ginny Wilson-Peters will share advice and stories, plus facilitate the seven sessions, a service opportunity and communication skills training. The group meetings begin Jan. 25. 

Participants explore authenticity, managerial style, ethics and personal visions. The program includes eight group sessions, four one-on-one coaching sessions, plus a 360 degree Leadership Practices Inventory assessment. The program begins Jan. 22 in the Quad-Cities.

To learn more about Integrity Integrated's programs, visit the website

Sarah Ritter

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