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Since opening in 2007, the Bunyip and District Community Bank has returned more than $475,000 to the local community in grants and sponsorships.
That contribution was recognised over the weekend as branch staff, customers, as well as community and board members gathered to celebrate the community bank’s 10th birthday.
The festivities kicked off at 10am with an official cake cutting, followed by a light luncheon at the Bunyip Scout Hall.
Free children activities were also on offer while guests looked at displays from grant and sponsorship recipients.
Bank chairwoman Marg Bardon said the celebration was a way of recognising the branch’s growth over the past decade.
“Thanks to community support and the hard work of our branch staff, we have been able to build the business steadily over the past 10 years,” Marg said.
“We plan to continue to share this success with our community through future grants programs and shareholder dividends.”
Since opening its doors, the Bunyip and District Community Bank branch has grown to boast $91 million in banking business and over 1000 customers.
Marg said Bunyip residents, traders and community organisations had learned the benefits of banking locally.
“As our profitability grows, so too does our ability to channel out profits into much needed community infrastructure and services.
“Our branch was set up by the community, so we are always looking for ways to help strengthen it,” she said.
Bunyip and District Community Bank is at 18 Main Street, Bunyip.
For more information, phone 5629 6091.

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