Denton, TX (June 8, 2022) – PointBank, a family-run community bank with more than 135 years of faithful service in Denton County, is pleased to announce that it was named a Cornerstone Award winner on May 16 by the Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association. The award honors banks that demonstrate excellence in community involvement.
PointBank was recognized for its monthly community business breakfast program aimed at cultivating fellowship and bringing insightful business tips to small-business owners in Denton County. The monthly breakfasts are free and span across all nine branches. Business owners recognize these events as regular opportunities to share their voice and visibility to maximize their influence within their neighborhoods. After each attendee’s “30-second commercial” to highlight their business, a keynote speaker, such as mayors, first responders, and state representatives unique to each community, presents thoughtful guidance on a particular topic. When the COVID-19 pandemic subverted in-branch socializing, PointBank pivoted to Zoom and larger venues to accommodate small businesses during a time when their voice and area of skill and specialization needed to be heard more than ever.
Local businesses can find a list of upcoming business breakfasts near them at pointbank.com/business-breakfast or on PointBank’s Facebook page @MyPointBank.
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. That is especially true here in Denton County, and not a day goes by where we aren’t using our role as a true community bank to serve their diverse needs,” PointBank President Ray David Jr. said. “Our business breakfasts have been integral to our growing list of community involvement programs for many years. The goal is to cultivate fellowship in the community and allow business owners to strengthen their professional network and growth opportunities.” David added, “We are elated to have been recognized for such a prestigious honor.”
In a separate release, Texas Bankers Association President and CEO Chris Furlow said, “These awards celebrate the banks and bankers who have made a commitment to be cornerstones in their communities and who are dedicated leaders in promoting financial education. Those recognized this year have had a significant impact on their communities, and we are honored to congratulate them on their efforts.”
More about the Texas Bankers Association
Founded in 1885, the Texas Bankers Association is the oldest and largest state banking association in the United States. TBA advocates for its members in Austin and Washington; trains more than 10,000 community bankers annually; provides nationally-recognized banking products and services; and invests in Texas communities through financial literacy, scholarship, and charitable activities.
The Texas Bankers Foundation recognized a grand total of 14 financial institutions and two individuals this year for three awards — the Cornerstone Award (9), LiFE Award (5), and LiFE Individual Recognition Award (2). Each of the banks and individuals selected demonstrated excellence in community involvement or has promoted financial education in their communities.
For further information about the Texas Bankers Foundation, visit www.texasbankers.com/Foundation. Also, check out Texas Banking Magazine, the official publication of the Texas Bankers Association, which includes a special feature on the 2022 winners.
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Jenny Kelly, PointBank Marketing Director