Grundy Bank News & Events
Operation St. Nick had a record year in 2021 Raising over $160,000 at the Radio Auction - Read the article here
2019 Operation St. Nick Raised over $132,000 at the Radio Auction - Read the article here.
October 2019 - Grundy Bank Welcomes Joe Schmitz
We are beyond excited to announce Joe Schmitz has joined the GB Team! Please read the most recent press release below on how Joe will be helping GB and how GB will be helping St. Nick.
Kevin Olson, President and CEO of Grundy Bank is shown welcoming Joe Schmitz as a new member of the bank’s staff. Olson said, “It’s with great excitement that all of us at Grundy Bank welcome Joe Schmitz who is joining the bank on a part time basis to assist JR Hock with the bank’s marketing efforts, their overall commitment to community relations, plus working with prospective clients.”
He continued, “Schmitz is a well respected community leader with a banking career that dates back to 1976 until his retirement as President and CEO of Exchange Bank of Gardner.”
Joe has been actively involved in our Grundy County Community at ICS school and church, charter member of MALS, and the Grundy County Community Foundation Board of Directors. He also served on the boards of Grundy County Hospice, Crime Stoppers, Grundy County Heart Fund, Grundy County Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Transplant Fund, Korean/Vietnam Memorial, Morris Police Pension Fund, Gardner Industrial Committee, United Way, plus coaching Morris Little League baseball and Morris girls fast pitch softball which saw the girls team win the Girls Colt World Series Championship in 1988.
Schmitz and his wife, Carol, founded Operation St. Nick in 1979 where he continues as President.
Olson said, “We’re also delighted that Operation St. Nick will be housed here in Grundy Bank. Our employees are anxious to help with their Radio Auction each December, and other responsibilities that make St. Nick continue as one of the Gold Standard charities serving Grundy County families.”
Schmitz has been the recipient of several honors and awards and most recently was inducted into the Morris Community High School Hall of Distinction this past January, and last month was named one of the Joliet Herald-News & Morris Herald-News Everyday Heroes for his philanthropic efforts through Operation St. Nick.
Schmitz said, “It’s a pleasure for Operation St. Nick and myself to be associated with Grundy Bank. I look forward to returning to the heartbeat of the community, and that’s through true community banking which Grundy Bank has been practicing since 1864. It excites me when I think about helping the bank and JR Hock with their community relations and marketing efforts as they continue to grow serving all of Grundy County.”
April 2019 - Grundy Bank Opens a New Branch in Morris
Grundy Bank opened a new branch in Morris located at 444 Bedford Road in April 2019. This branch, known as the "Bedford Branch", has a coin machine in the lobby and a 24 hour ATM. The Ribbon Cutting for this branch was on Wednesday, May 22nd where clients, business colleagues and community members were invited to attend.
Lobby hours are Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm & Saturday 9 am to Noon
Drive-up hours are Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 6 pm & Saturday 7:30 am to Noon
Pictured below are J.R. Hock Commercial Banking Officer & Marketing Coordinator of Grundy Bank, Brittany Herman, Client Services Specialist at the Bedford Branch, Brandi Backulich, Client Services Specialist of Grundy Bank, Kevin Olson, President & CEO of Grundy Bank, City of Morris Mayor Dick Kopczick, Robert Beattie, Client Services Specialist at the Bedford Branch, Kelly Adamick, Client Services Specialist at the Bedford Branch and Christina Van Yperen, Executive Director at the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce.