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Blackhawk Bank Extends Financial Expertise to Kane & McHenry Counties

Blackhawk Bank Brings Commercial Banking Services to the Fox River Valley with Pam Cumpata Leading 

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

"Diversification of our geography coupled with market opportunity is a responsible way to extend our core competencies to new markets," stated Dave Adkins, president and COO. "The research told us that business owners and individuals alike are eager to have a community bank like Blackhawk provide them an alternative resource for financial services." 

Specializing in community banking, commercial bankers at Blackhawk proactively address the needs of clients in their unique locale and provide extensive small business counseling along with financial products and services intended to improve their success.

To lead the new-market initiative, Pam Cumpata has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Business Banking. “Pam understands the unique market attributes of Kane and McHenry Counties, and how to help its residents capitalize on opportunity," stated Adkins. "She has over 31 years of experience in business development and business banking, and served as the President of the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation for the past 8 years." 

Pam is now actively engaging with her network of business owners to introduce them to the benefits that commercial clients experience with Blackhawk Bank.

Pam Cumpata, Senior Vice President Business Banking

Reach her Direct: 224.236.7700 | Cell: 224.339.0707 | Toll-free: 800.209.2616 Ext. 3770 | Email:

“Blackhawk Bank is expanding 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, join our team.” 

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 seven full service banking centers in Rockford, Belvidere, Machesney Park and Roscoe, Illinois, and in Beloit, Wisconsin. The Bank operates a Mortgage Processing Center in Rockford, Illinois and recently announced plans to expand its Commercial and Mortgage Loan Center in Janesville, Wisconsin to a full-service banking center later this year.