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Milestones: Broadview Judge Appointed to Oak Park Hospital Board | Bellwood Bank Appoints New VP

Cherly Ingram.jpgTuesday, June 27, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Judge Cheryl Ingram, a Broadview resident who has presided in the Fourth Municipal District of Cook County since 1994 and was elected to the Circuit Court county-wide in 1992, was recently appointed to Rush Oak Park Hospital’s Board of Directors.

According to a statement released by Rush Oak Park on June 27, Ingram “was first drawn to the hospital for the medical expertise it provides.”

“My family and I have always been pleased with the services we have received from the Rush family,” Ingram noted in the statement. “Having had personal involvement with the hospital assured me that this was the type of organization that I wanted to help grow.”

Bruce Elegant, the hospitals president and CEO, said he welcomes the addition of the Broadview resident.

“We’re pleased to have Judge Cheyrl Ingram by our side as we continue to provide expert and compassionate health care for the community,” Elegant said.

Ingram joins distinguished company on the board, whose voting members include:

  • David Ansell, MD | Senior Vice President, Community Health Equity, Rush University Medical Center | Associate Provost, Clinical Affairs, Rush University
  • Donna M. Carroll | President, Dominican University
  • Anthony Mitchell | Vice President of Communications, Chicago Council of Global Affairs
  • Joan Kurtenbach | Vice President of Strategic Planning, Marketing & Communications, Rush University Medical Center
  • Gary McCullough | Chief Executive Officer, ARI Packaging
  • Sandra Sokol | Retired Municipal Clerk, Village of Oak Park

Pan American appoints new VP 

Chris parker revised.pngPan American Bank & Trust, based in Melrose Park, announced last month the appointment of Christopher J. Parker as vice president, relationship executive and office manager at the bank’s Bellwood branch, located at 2801 St. Charles Rd.

“With over a decade of financial experience, Parker brings not only his expertise, but also his investment in the local Bellwood community,” according to a company statement.

Parker is currently president of the Bellwood Chamber of Commerce and is also a member of the Maywood Chamber of Commerce.

“Chris brings the enthusiasm, client-centered, relationship-focused approach that Pan American Bank & Trust thrives on when interacting with our clients and helping them live their dreams,” stated Frank Cerrone, Pan American’s president and co-CEO.

“We know that Chris will continue to do great things for Bellwood and the surrounding communities,” he said.

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Local High School Seniors Could Win $1,500 In Essay Contest; Submissions Due Jan. 14


Wednesday, January 6, 2015 || By Nicholas Samuel

High school seniors living in Maywood, Bellwood, Broadview, Melrose Park and other places in Cook County could soon win a four-year $1000 scholarship, a $1000 award or a $500 award through a statewide essay writing competition.

The competition is sponsored by the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) Foundation for Community Banking, based in Springfield, Illinois.

Pan American Bank, a financial institution known for its strong commitment to the communities it serves, is also taking part in the competition and will be collecting entries until Jan. 14, 2016 at 6 p.m. Participants can drop off their submissions at one of the bank’s five locations, the nearest to most Proviso Township residents being in Melrose Park, 1115 N. 23rd Ave.

“Community involvement is our number one priority at Pan American Bank and we are extremely proud to be able to bring this opportunity to young members of our community,” said Frank Cerrone, Co-Chief Executive Officer and President of Pan American Bank, in a recent press release. “This essay contest aligns perfectly with our mission to foster community development by delivering superior products and services to individuals, families and businesses to help them succeed and grow.”

Student entries will be based around the theme of the competition: The Importance of Community Banking.

Pan American Bank will also issue its own scholarships as it solicits essay submissions for the statewide competition. The bank has five locations in Melrose Park, Little Village, Sauganash, Bellwood and Palatine. 

One winner from each location will be selected by Pan American Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act Committee and each winner will receive a $100 award.

The best essay of the five will be given a $1,500 scholarship from the bank.

Pan American Bank, which is a member of the CBAI, will then submit its three highest scoring entries to the CBAI scholarship competition.

CBAI is a professional association that represents nearly 40 Illinois-chartered banks and thrifts. It formed the foundation in 1996, giving away financial awards to deserving high school students to highlight the importance of community banking local economies.

Information on the contest is available at each Pan American Bank office.  VFP