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Centier Bank, Indiana’s largest private, family-owned bank, is pleased to announce that it will be the featured company on a nationwide broadcast of the award-winning educational series, Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid. The series depicts stories of industry-leading organizations, with preceding episodes highlighting impacts of companies such as Southwest Airlines and Royal Carribbean Cruises.

Mike Schrage, Chairman and CEO of Centier Bank, said he was proud to say “yes” to accepting this opportunity when it was presented in late 2020. The project was filmed over the summer in Merrillville, Ind., where the bank is headquartered.

“Community banks are locally owned and operated financial institutions that keep money circulating within the community,” Schrage explained. “Deposits come in, loans go out, and it all stays close to home because every cent is about the community--even down to employing locals. The episode tells the story of the impact of community banks and why they are essential to towns across America. It’s humbling for Centier to tell the story of community banking, and to help people realize how crucial community banks are to their local economies.”

The broadcasts will circulate beginning Jan. 17, 2022 on channels like CNN, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business Network, TLC, Travel and Discovery, and the episode is also expected to be distributed to the Public Television affiliates the week January 24, 2022.


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