SBCP employees give back

January marked the end of a yearlong anniversary celebration for State Bank of Cross Plains (SBCP) that focused on the community aspect of community banking. To commemorate 110 years as an independent community bank, SBCP enabled its employees to donate $110 each as an investment back into the communities served by the bank’s locations. In the end, every single one of SBCP’s nearly 175 employees contributed, directing more than $17,000 in total donations as part of this gesture. SBCP employees could choose any cause or organization to support. The only guideline was the $110 amount and the local focus. As a result, employees donated to more than 90 different organizations — and in most cases, they hand-delivered the checks. (For information on getting your event featured in the IB Gallery, email