Supporting a Supportive Community
16 Dec 2019
Malvern, IA, located in Mills County, is a bike-friendly, artfully-growing progressive community that cares about its people and its businesses. The residents and business-owners there want Malvern to be the best place to work, learn, and live. The people of Malvern understand that communication and collaboration make a community thrive and despite its small size (or maybe because of it), Malvern has embraced its past and has a positive vision of its future.
Malvern Bank has been a part of this town’s landscape since 1892, so it should be no surprise that although it has a strong 130-year history in town, it also is forward-thinking and wants what’s right for the community it proudly serves.
As an active member of the community, Malvern Bank supports a healthy and vibrant workforce in Malvern, and businesses in the area appreciate all that Malvern Bank does for them, directly and indirectly.
Supporting the Community
Along with providing financial assistance to its business clients, Malvern Bank also supports local businesses by, among other things, hosting Lunch and Learns on pertinent topics (like succession planning) and promoting Small Business Saturday with swag bags that include “Malvern Bucks” to support other local businesses.
And, because they know their customers so well, they are able to offer individualized services to meet their customers’ needs. While it’s true they’ve bee around a long time, Malvern Bank has evolved and is able to offer the services their customers want and expect such as mobile and online banking.
What’s more, the bank also helps develop the next generation of community members by getting involved at the elementary and high school. For example, a group from the bank coached southwest Iowa teens at the Iowa Western annual marketing “Minding Your Own Business” pitch competition, taught high school students interviewing and communication skills, taught elementary students about financial literacy and the banks pays for Everfi, a high school financial literacy program.
Malvern Bank is just one of the many businesses that make Mills County home. Its employees appreciate the many opportunities the area provides and the support they are able to give and receive from the community.
The people of Mills County like to support local businesses when they get out and enjoy life, with family and friends (which they do often). They appreciate access to good restaurants, entertainment venues and outdoor recreation that the area provides. They know that being an active member of a community helps attract and retain residents and businesses, and they are grateful for the many resources Mills County provides.