HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann congratulated students from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and Kutztown University for advancing to the final round of the national 2017 Community Bank Case Study Competition.
"My colleagues at the Department of Banking and Securities and I extend a hearty congratulations to the Bloomsburg University and Kutztown University teams for being named finalists in this year's competition," said Wiessmann. "The partnership between these local banks and teams are prime examples of how working with young people to encourage their interest in financial services will play an important role for the future of Pennsylvania business."
The Community Bank Case Study Competition encourages students to explore community banking by partnering student teams with local banks to conduct original case studies, focusing on management and board succession planning. The competition is sponsored and managed by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS).
These teams join five other college team finalists as they compete to become the winner of the competition, which will be announced live on Twitter on Thursday, May 25, 2017, during the CSBS state and federal banking regulator forum in New Orleans.
The Kutztown University team is partnered with New Tripoli Bank and the Bloomsburg University team partnered with First Keystone Community Bank. The two Pennsylvania teams were chosen as finalists among 33 undergraduate student teams from universities and colleges across the country.
For more information on the 2017 Community Bank Case Study Competition, visit www.csbs.org/bankcasestudy. Consumers are reminded that if they have questions about banks, bank products, or bank transactions they can call the Department of Banking and Securities at 1-800-PA-BANKS to discuss their issues with a trained professional.
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