Independent Banker®, the award-winning magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and the nation’s number-one source for community banking news, recognized Charter Bank, Eau Claire, WI as an ICBA top performer in its May issue. Charter Bank’s recognition is based on its earnings and operational efficiencies throughout 2014.

“Whether serving rural, suburban or large metropolitan areas, community banks operate with the same focus by always putting their customers and communities first,” said Chris Lorence, ICBA executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Charter Bank knows its local market and thrives because it stays true to the principles of community banking while showcasing drive, ingenuity and community commitment. Charter Bank demonstrates integrity, enthusiasm and inventiveness in the financial industry, and ICBA is proud to recognize it for its outstanding efforts.”