Horizon Bank Appoints New Board Members to the LaPorte County Advisory Board

August 24, 2016 10:32 AM

Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank has recently appointed Jim Kaminski and Dale Parkison as new Advisory Board members for the LaPorte County Indiana region as a result of its recent merger with LaPorte Savings Bank. The board provides oversight for all branches in LaPorte County in the towns of Michigan City, LaPorte, Wanatah, & Westville.


Steve Kring, the bank's Market President and Commercial Loan Officer for LaPorte County says that the Advisory Board provides valuable insights into the local markets the members know so well. "Board members monitor and measure Horizon's effectiveness as a community bank and offer suggestions as needed to expand its market share," he says. “Jim Kaminski and Dale Parkison are great additions to the board as they are well respected professionals who have counseled many businesses and individuals over the years.  They are community leaders that have invested their time and talent to make LaPorte a better place to live and work. They will play an important role in providing Horizon Bank insight on the local economy and making recommendations on how the bank can make a positive impact in the community,” Continued Kring.


Additionally, board members help to educate others in the community, about the bank's mission, vision, and values. Kring says the boards continued goals will be to provide Horizon with local knowledge concerning economic trends; assist in identifying potential risks and assist in identifying opportunities for new customers or employees. 


The LaPorte County Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members for LaPorte County include:


·   Craig Braje, Attorney at Braje, Nelson & Janes LLP

·   Paul Applegate, CPA at Applegate & Company, PC

·   John Angelos, CPA at Angelos & Rardin

·   Jay Pouzar, Senior Broker, CB Richard Ellis

·   Michael Riley, Attorney-at-Law, Michael Riley & Associates

·   Dale Parkison, Parkison & Hinton, Inc. P.C. Certified Public Accountants

·   Jim Kaminski, Managing Partner at Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones LLP


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 Select Market under the symbol HBNC.



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