01/25/2021: St. Louis lenders see strong PPP interest, but not as big as first round

Though it’s early in the latest round of the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses hurt by the pandemic, St. Louis lenders report strong interest but far less than what they saw in the first round. Bank of Belleville expects to make $10 million to $15 million in PPP loans this round, compared […]

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01/04/2021: Jeans for Jen – January 2021

This month, Jeans for Jen will be supporting SAVE (St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises)! SAVE is an organization that tries to provide a better life for children with intellectual disabilities and other developmental challenges, including autism, Downs Syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and visual and hearing challenges.

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12/24/2020: Year in review: What pandemic? St. Louis banks post higher profits, buy and expand in 2020

ST. LOUIS — Despite the pandemic and related economic turmoil, St. Louis area banks increased profits, expanded geographically, continued to buy competitors, and selected a new generation of leaders. Banks and credit unions also continued to expand geographically in the year of the pandemic. At Bank of Belleville, a three-county expansion is underway, with the addition of […]

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12/16/2020: In major expansion, Bank of Belleville will open banks in 3 more counties

The bank is close to completing a three-county expansion in Metro East, with the opening of full-service branches over the next few months…   Read More

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12/01/2020: Jeans for Jen – December 2020

This month, Jeans for Jen will be supporting the Salvation Army! The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however they can.  

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