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ICBA Honors Provident Bank for Exceptional Service During COVID-19

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September 10, 2020

ICBA Honors Provident Bank for Exceptional Service During COVID-19

New Jersey bank recognized as ICBA 2020 National Community Bank Service Awards recipient

Iselin, N.J. (Sept. 10, 2020)—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has selected Provident Bank as a recipient of its 2020 National Community Bank Service Award for extraordinary efforts to help small businesses, consumers and their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are a proud member of the communities we serve and committed to helping those families and small businesses that call these communities home,” said Keith Buscio, Vice President, Director of Public Relations, Provident Bank. “We are grateful for the opportunity to support our friends and neighbors, and humbled by this recognition from ICBA for doing what we’ve always done—supporting our communities through good times and adversity,” added Buscio.

With schools closed and many families grappling with the onset of COVID-19, Provident stepped-up as a financial first responder and steward of its communities by partnering with global education technology leader EverFi to offer free access to more than 20 digital courses for students in grades K-12 on critical topics including financial education, mental wellness, compassion, digital wellness, prescription drug safety, and more.  These resources can be accessed by visiting https://everfi.com/k-12/parent-remote-learning/.

“ICBA is proud to honor the extraordinary dedication and commitment of community bankers, whose spirit of service shined through when our country needed it most,” said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey. “We are so fortunate to represent such thoughtful and compassionate community leaders, and we commend their efforts to go above and beyond, even during times of challenge.”

The 2020 National Community Bank Service Awards, presented by ICBA and sponsored by FIS, generated more than 100 inspirational stories from community banks like Provident, a sampling of which is showcased in the September issue of ICBA’s award-winning magazine, Independent Banker.

ICBA founded the National Community Bank Service Awards program in 2002 to celebrate outstanding volunteer efforts and bring national recognition to the unmatched contributions community banks make to help sustain their communities. 

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About Provident Bank

Provident Bank, a community-oriented financial institution offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $10.51 billion as of June 30, 2020. With $7.66 billion in deposits, Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey, as well as Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania and Queens County in New York.  The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company and full service insurance agency and brokerage services through its wholly owned subsidiary, SB One Insurance Agency, Inc. For more information about Provident Bank, visit www.provident.bank or join the conversations on Facebook (ProvidentBank) and Twitter (@ProvidentBank).

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 750,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, nearly $4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org. 

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