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Pan American Bank & Trust Receives Better Business Bureau 2019 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

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Melrose Park, IL - November 20, 2019 - Pan American Bank & Trust is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in the category of 50 to 99 employees. Receiving a Torch Award from the BBB is an honor bestowed on select businesses that have excelled in marketplace excellence and integrity.               

"The Torch Award is the most prestigious award the BBB can present to a business," says Steve J. Bernas, President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. "Torch Award winners demonstrate the highest ethical standards and trust with customers, employees, community members, and other stakeholders in which they do business. Being a recipient of this award indicates the company not only believes in the high standards promoted by the BBB but consistently demonstrates and integrates them into daily business practices. This is at the heart of why the BBB conducts the Torch Award program. We want to encourage businesses to do their best because it benefits everyone."

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award from the Better Business Bureau, easily considered to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust," says Chairman Nicholas S. Giuliano. "On behalf of Pan American Bank & Trust, its board of directors and employees, we want to express our deep appreciation for this prestigious recognition."

"At Pan American Bank & Trust, we provide the personalized, first-name basis service that only comes from an independently owned bank that values Bizunity™ - a term we coined to describe who we are and the businesses and communities we serve. Through incisive advice and nimble execution, we are a trusted partner through every phase of your business's life cycle," says President and CEO Frank C. Cerrone.

About Pan American Bank & Trust

Pan American Bank & Trust, with six offices throughout Chicagoland, is the premier bank for businesses and communities.

Pan American Bank & Trust has been recognized by the FDIC as having performed an "outstanding job" of meeting the credit needs of its communities – a designation currently awarded to less than 2% of banks in the country, as well as being recognized as one of the "Best Banks to Work For" nationwide by American Banker Magazine. By helping businesses grow, Pan American Bank & Trust helps their communities flourish.

Pan American Post Newsletter December 2019

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