Introducing Lakeside Bank!
As I write this, the Coronavirus is gripping the world, our countries and our communities. So, to begin, I hope you, your colleagues, family and friends are all healthy and safe.
My purpose today is to introduce Lakeside Bank and encourage you to contact me for help with your business or personal banking needs. Yes, we Lakesiders are very direct!
Lakeside is a 54 year-old Chicago bank with $1.8 billion in assets. We’re the perfect size; big enough to get anything you need done and small enough to be flexible, nimble and fast. We pride ourselves on our relationships. Both internally and with our clients. Lakesiders STAY. Our average officer tenure is over 13 years. And thanks to our decision-making speed and ability to customize, our clients stay, too. For decades. Even generations. I should also note every Lakeside Client has their own Lakeside Banker. We take Personal Service very seriously!
Our roots are on Chicago’s south side and in commercial real estate. We’re now throughout the city and opened our first suburban branch in Elmhurst three years ago. And there are more branches to come! We provide complete retail and business banking services. Whatever you might need … we’re here. In our branches, via phone and with a full suite of on-line banking services. Although our lobbies are closed at the moment due to the virus (with the exception of our Board of Trade branch), all five of our drive throughs are open. You should also know women play a key role at Lakeside; five of our seven branches are run by women.
We’re very involved in Chicago area charities; Lakesiders support over 70 with their time and resources. We also build strong relationships with business associations and consumer groups in our geographies. Plus, we’ve created three Lakeside educational programs! “Women 1
, Now We’re Cooking!” is an annual cooking contest supporting aspiring female chefs with financial need. We award $10,000 in Lakeside Education Scholarships annually. “Kids Count!” is an every month program in a half dozen elementary schools in our neighborhoods. We’re teaching young children how money works; an important life skill! And our “Write On!” Creative Writing Challenge provides $2,500 Lakeside College Scholarships to Chicago Public High School seniors with financial need.
Lakeside is here to help. Today and long term.
I look forward to talking and seeing how we might be of help to YOU. And please know our website is already available in Polish! Just click on the “Language” box in the upper right corner.
Zapraszam do współpracy!
Business Development Officer
Lakeside since 2019