Central Illinois Business Magazine

Busey voted best by readers

Big win for local bank


When Busey CEO, Christopher Shroyer, was presented with the certificate from Central Illinois Business magazine for Best Financial Institution, he was all smiles at the show of reader and customer support. He was also very happy to hear that Busey was the only business to be nominated in two categories: the one they dominated and won, and the Best Business Services category. They won their category by a landslide of readers' votes.

"This is truly an honor to receive this award," Shroyer said.

Busey is honored to be recognized as 2015 Best of Towns in the Best Financial Company category by Central Illinois Business Magazine. The staff Busey thanks their customers and the outstanding community for making this recognition possible.

The Busey Promise began in 1868 when they first opened their doors. Nearly 150 years later, they are just as committed to helping customers and communities achieve their dreams. Busey has five lines of business to meet the community's personal, business and wealth management needs and: is ranked in the Top 3% of commercial banks nationally; serves more than 90,000 households in Illinois, Indiana, Florida and beyond; and is consistently rated 5-star "Superior" by BauerFinancial, the highest rating awarded. Busey has reached this point through the hard work and dedication of every associate, plus, consistently delivering value to their 4 Pillars that include: customers, associates, communities and shareholders.

Shroyer said that when customers speak, they listen.

Busey and their associates give more than $1 million annually, and in the last year alone, their associates volunteered more than 14,000 hours to nearly 700 charitable organizations. In addition to their year-round efforts, Busey created an entire month, Community Promise Month, to give back through volunteerism and financial giving, plus bettering the community one project at a time. In total, company volunteers proudly served more than 2,100 hours to nearly 300 charitable organizations.

Among Busey's community efforts is their commitment to empower individuals with financial education through: their annual Champaign County Economic Seminar; printed resources including their semi-annual publication, The Pillar; and various articles, videos and customized calculators on busey.com. With the belief that financial education is among the most important investments they can make in our community, Busey advocates for consumers of all ages, including the youngest of learners. MoneySmart Youth is a program to teach children ages 5 to 10 years the importance of money; how it's used, earned, saved and taxed, through videos and interactive worksheets located at busey.com. Lessons include: Understanding Money; Priorities; Smart Ways to Spend, Donate & Invest; and Taxes & Credit. MoneySmart Youth is an engaging tool to empower youth in Champaign County to take control of their finances.

From educational resources to innovative financial tools, Busey stays on the cutting edge of banking technology. In fact, they were one of the first in the banking industry to launch mobile banking, text messages, mobile web browsers and Busey's Mobile App. Their progressive financial management hub of online services currently includes: mobile banking apps with Touch ID, mobile deposit and mobile Popmoney; Busey text; eBills; eStatements; Bill Pay; and FinanceWorks. From simplifying the financial lives of their customers to giving their time and talents to those in need, Busey is proud to be in Champaign County. To learn more about their financial suite of products and services, visit busey.com, call 1-800-67Busey or stop by one of their convenient locations.

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