News Release: Blackhawk Bank Focuses on Local at Chamber Event

Photo of David Adkins, Charlotte Meier, Donna Schultz and Kim Cooley holding a giant check for $108 made out to Boone County CASA.September 24, 2018 (Belvidere, IL) – On September 18, 2018, Blackhawk Bank held an after-hours event at their Belvidere Banking Center, with the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce.  The focus was on supporting local businesses and organizations. The theme of the evening was “Celebrating Things Belvidere and Boone County.”

Dave Adkins, President & CEO Blackhawk Bank, welcomed Chamber members to the event stating, “There are a lot of great things happening in the local market and we are proud to be a part of it.”

Guests were treated to local wines and beers, as well as catered food from Bravo’s and El Molcajete - both Boone County establishments. Dessert was provided by Erica Koren Cakery, in Belvidere, which included handmade cookies and gourmet cupcakes.

The focus on local didn’t stop there. Blackhawk Bank gave away a basket full of only local items from wines to jams to Prairie Pure Cheese.  Kathie Wesemann, was excited to be announced the basket winner.

The highlight of the evening was the 50/50 raffle benefiting Boone County CASA.  Charlotte Meier, the organization’s Executive Director, was on hand to pull the winning ticket.  Kim Cooley was the lucky winner of $108, which she donated back to CASA.  Altogether, the event raised $216 for Boone County CASA.

The event provided a great evening for networking, enjoying the flavors of Boone County and supporting local businesses and organizations.

About Blackhawk Bank

Established in 1881, Blackhawk Bank has served individuals, families and business owners for 137 years. The Bank operates eight full service banking centers in Rockford, Belvidere, Machesney Park and Roscoe, Illinois and in Beloit and Janesville, Wisconsin. The Bank also operates a Business Banking Center in Elgin, Illinois and a Mortgage Processing Center in Roscoe, Illinois. Complete information about Blackhawk Bank can be found at