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Blackhawk Bank Extends Financial Expertise to Kane & McHenry Counties

Blackhawk Bank's Business Banking Center is NOW OPEN at 2205 Point Boulevard, 

Suite 205, Elgin, Illinois

View of Building at 2205 Point Boulevard, Elgin, Illinois

After extensive research of eleven counties on both sides of the Illinois and Wisconsin Stateline, Blackhawk Bank identified Kane and McHenry Counties as the right fit for its expansion of business services.

Says Dave Adkins, president and COO, "Research told us that business owners are eager to have a community bank like Blackhawk Bank provide an alternative resource for business banking services. We are delighted to announce that the Elgin office is open with a complete array of banking services for business owners in both Kane and McHenry Counties."

Pam Cumpata leads the market initiative. “Pam understands the unique market attributes of Kane and McHenry Counties, and how to help its business owners capitalize on opportunity," stated Adkins. "She has over 31 years of expertise in business development and business banking, and served as the President of the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation for the past 8 years." 

Pam Cumpata, Senior Vice President Business Banking
Direct: 224.236.7700 | Cell: 224.339.0707 | Email:

“Blackhawk Bank expands into communities where there is opportunity due to an expressed need for our unique selling propositions,” stated Rick Bastian, Blackhawk’s Chairman of the Board and CEO. “We bring a very different approach to relationship development, and that style of banking resonates with the business owners and residents in Kane and McHenry Counties. We are excited to have Pam, a highly respected veteran of the Fox River Valley business arena, on our team.”

Read the report from Crain's Chicago Business here.

Cumpata has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago and attended Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from 2005-2006, participating in the Women’s Senior Leadership Program. Cumpata is an advocate of community service, serving as a Board Director for United Way of Greater McHenry County and Sage YMCA.

Blackhawk Bank has served individuals, families and business owners since 1881. The Bank operates eight full service banking centers in Rockford, Belvidere, Machesney Park and Roscoe, Illinois, as well as in Beloit and Janesville, Wisconsin. The Bank also operates a dedicated Mortgage Processing Center in Roscoe, Illinois.