Residents can clear their houses of unwanted paper items during a free Shred Day hosted by Bloomington-Normal Community Bank from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, June 11. The Shred Day culminates a week-long Grand Opening Celebration for the Bank’s new and much larger facility located on East Empire Street at Carnahan Drive, near the Airport.
“With identity theft becoming more and more common, it is increasingly important for people to protect themselves by making sure that papers containing sensitive personal information do not fall into the hands of identity thieves,” said Dave Wampler, Bloomington-Normal Market President. “For our shred day, we partnered with Confidential Security Corporation, a company that has provided secure paper shredding services for businesses since 1984.”
The Shred Day service is free and donations of non-perishable items for the Midwest Food Bank are encouraged. Papers to be shredded may contain paper clips, staples and rubber bands, but other non-paper components must be removed prior to the shredding.
In addition to the Shred Day, other activities during the Grand Opening Week of June 6-11 include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 pm on Thursday, June 9. During the ribbon-cutting event, there will be light refreshments and a drawing for a book of new $1 bills. A postcard will be mailed to all Bloomington-Normal households and people who bring the postcard to the Bank during the Grand Opening week will receive a free plant just for stopping in (while supplies last).
Complimentary donuts and coffee will be available at the Bank each morning throughout the Grand Opening Week with cookies, lemonade and punch served in the afternoon.
“We look forward to welcoming the community to see our new facility and to introduce our friendly staff,” said Senior Vice President Doug Roesch. “We think people will embrace our community-first approach to banking with the products and services that we offer.”
Bloomington-Normal Community Bank, a division of Morton Community Bank, is one of the more than 30 Hometown Community Banks’ locations. Morton Community Bank and its divisions offer comprehensive banking services for both business and personal clients. For more information, visit www.hometownbanks.com.