Independent Community Bankers of America National Award Winner: Capitol Bank Traveling Banker

By August 3, 2016November 1st, 2021Announcements, Senior Living


Madison, Wis. (Aug. 03, 2016) —The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced that Capitol Bank has been selected as a national award winner for its traveling banker program, an innovative outreach initiative designed to support customers who might otherwise struggle to manage basic banking tasks.

“Community banks have a proud tradition of volunteer service in their communities; lending a hand where most needed,” said ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine. “It is an honor and a privilege to shine a light on this year’s winners whose extraordinary and generous acts of charity uplift us all.”

ICBA established the National Community Bank Service Awards 15 years ago to celebrate the outstanding volunteer efforts of the nation’s community banks.

Photo Courtesy of Unified Newspaper Group

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Capitol Bank’s Traveling Banker initiative led by Jim Wermuth was chosen from hundreds of nominations nationwide for its innovative, door-to-door banking services for seniors. Wermuth visits 13 area retirement communities each week to deliver services to customers who cannot come to the Bank. Each of the locations has been chartered by the FDIC as branches of the Bank.

“We are extremely proud of our Traveling Banker and of Jim Wermuth’s commitment to its success for the past 19 years,” said Ken Thompson, President & CEO, Capitol Bank. “He has made lasting bonds with seniors throughout Dane County and helps us provide an important service for people who cannot easily travel to the Bank. Jim offers a genuine friendship to all of the customers and exemplifies our belief that people come first.”

The Bank’s Traveling Banker initiative is featured in the August issue of ICBA’s Independent Banker® magazine and on its website at

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