Horizon Bank and Michigan advisors receive awards at the Volunteer Southwest Michigan Star Awards luncheon

April 20, 2015 01:53 PM


Horizon Bank was presented with the “Corporate Neighbor Award for 2015” at the Volunteer Southwest Michigan Star Awards luncheon held on April 15, 2015.  The luncheon was held at the Inn at Harbor Shores. The Corporate Neighbor Award is given to a for-profit business which has shown by its community involvement that a healthy community makes for a better business environment. The last time a financial institution has won this award was back in 1999.

The 2015 Volunteer Celebration is dedicated to the many volunteers who continue to do extraordinary things throughout our communities. The volunteers are chosen by their peers. STAR is an acronym for Sharing Time And Resources and the awards are a small way to give back to the many unsung heroes who devote so much of their time and talents each year in the service of our community.

volunteerswmi_awards_johnHorizon’s own John Griffith, District Retail Manager — Benton Harbor office  was presented with a 2015 Star Volunteer award for his service to Emergency Shelter Service, Neighborhood Association of Michigan Community Outreach, Berrien County Youth Fair, Second Baptist Church Community Outreach program, Southwest Community Action Agency, United Way and P.O.W.E.R (Providing Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs-Financial Counseling).


Carol Shubert, Horizon Bank Customer Service Representative — New Buffalo office, received a 2015 Star award for volunteer activities in Harbor Country.


About Volunteers of Southwest Michigan
Volunteer Southwest Michigan’s primary mission is to recruit, train and place volunteers so they can use their diverse talents in service to our many local communities. We also help other nonprofits succeed by building their capacity to use volunteers effectively. Finally, we participate in a wide range of strategic initiatives that mobilize volunteers to meet urgent local needs.
To learn more, visit www.volunteerswmi.org


About Horizon Bank

Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Northern and Central Indiana and Southwest and Central Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary Horizon Bank, NA.  Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com.  Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol HBNC.

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Contact:  Diane Barenthin
Phone: (219) 873-2634
Fax:       (219) 873-9379
Date:     April 21, 2015