Letter from Paul Jones

Dear Glenview State Bank Family:

As we celebrate our 100th anniversary on May 17, 2021, it’s an honor to recognize the many milestones we’ve achieved—employing hundreds of trusted professionals, offering innovative banking solutions and supporting meaningful causes in the community.

Since we opened our doors in 1921, we have provided a safe and secure place for our customers to meet their everyday financial needs, and we helped them achieve their long-term financial goals – a legacy we are proud of.

Although our celebration will look different due to pandemic measures, I encourage you to celebrate virtually with us by visiting gsb.com/celebrate100 or connect with us on social media. The outpouring of customer and employee memories is a testament to our commitment to quality customer service and community support.

In finding a community bank partner like GSB, we chose Busey Bank, a strong contender with the same local, community-minded Midwestern roots and values, and look forward to making the partnership official this summer. Similar to our founding and philosophy, Busey is a true community bank whose brand is rooted in their prioritization of customers, employees and communities—a history that spans 150+ years.  For more insight into Busey’s values in action—including a community commitment that matches that of GSB—please review their Corporate Social Responsibility Report on busey.com.

As we work to bring our organizations together, I continue to be impressed with the strong cultural alignment of our teams. This solid foundation will serve us well over the next several months as we continue to build the partnership between our teams and ensure a thoughtful customer experience in the years ahead.

Most importantly, I want to thank each and every valued customer and employee. On behalf of myself, my family, and my family members who are no longer with us, we feel blessed to have been able to provide community banking services for a century. From first homes and first cars to starting a business and protecting your finances from identity theft, it has been a privilege.

As I have always said, "We believe in giving back to the community. It's not only our place of business, it's our home too."

Please join me in celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Glenview State Bank as we look forward to continuing to serve you and your family as Busey Bank in the years to come.

Paul A. Jones
President and CEO
Glenview State Bank