Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

BSB donates to new Adult Education Center

Posted: Friday, May 7, 2021

The Bippus State Bank (BSB) recently donated $25,000 towards the development of the Heartland Adult Education Career Center, an expansion of the Heartland Learning Center in Wabash. The Career Center has an opportunity to receive funding up to $5 million with a 20% match requirement.

“We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to support our community and help fund this project,” stated Haley Leon, Branch Manager, Bippus State Bank of North Manchester.

“The impact of this center on the citizens and businesses in Wabash and Huntington counties is incalculable and we’re proud to get behind a project of this magnitude,” Leon continued. The new 37,000 square foot building will become an adult education center focused on advanced manufacturing and health credentials. It will serve low-income and unemployed individuals, those requiring further training, veterans and eligible spouses, ex-offenders, adults without a diploma or with basic skill deficiency and individuals at 151% to 200% of the federal poverty line.

“We are grateful for the generosity of multiple individuals, businesses and foundations across our region that is making the Heartland Adult Learning Center a reality,” added Mark Hobbs, Heartland Career Center Director.

Shown in the photo from left, are Mark Hobbs, Heartland Career Center Director; Eric Fawcett, BSB president and CEO; Kari Gish, BSB Ag and Commercial Loan Officer; David Terflinger, Heartland Career Center board president and Manchester Community School board president; Haley Leon, Branch Manager, BSB North Manchester. The Bippus State Bank has a long history of promoting economic growth and stability within its communities while also serving and supporting them since 1911. The Bippus State Bank remains a locally owned community bank. The Bippus State Bank currently has offices in Huntington and Wabash counties.