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Salute the American Farmer during Farmers Week

Please join us November 16-25 as we salute the American farmer! Each year at this time we look forward to paying tribute to our hardworking farmers who grow and harvest plentiful food for our community and our nation. Please join Wilson and Muir Bank as we salute the American farmer November 16th through the 25th. Due to COVID 19 restrictions we will not be able to host our annual Cattlemen’s Association luncheon, but we invite you to visit our Grayson County branches during these days for drawings and prizes. This year, each Grayson Co. WMB branch will hold a drawing for one $100 WMB gift card and one $50 WMB gift card. To enter our drawing, simply stop by any Grayson Co. WMB branch and add your name to the drawing! We will announce the winners on Wednesday, November 25. The winners do not have to be present to win. Additionally, we are proud to support The Cattleman’s Association and the Future Farmers Association each with a $250 donation.
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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020- Week 4

With National Cybersecurity Awareness Month coming to an end this week, we thought we would share our own cybersecurity story. Teresa and Tami helped foil a scam targeting an elderly couple. The elderly couple received a phone call from someone claiming to be their daughter stating she was in jail on a DUI arrest and needed $10,000 to make her bail. Theresa and Tami asked the right questions and followed their intuition to realize this was indeed a scam. They contacted the daughter and then convinced her parents it was a ploy to get money from them. Theresa also called our Sheriff who came to the bank to visit with the couple to put their mind at ease. The Sheriff reported the story to the local news in hopes it will serve as public service announcement. Although the article doesn't name anyone specifically it does give credit to WMB for thwarting the scam. Click here to read the story.
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Hometown Passion | Bardstown

Bardstown is just one of the beautiful communities we are proud to serve. You will also experience our home town passion throughout Nelson, Grayson, Hardin and Jefferson Counties. Take a look at how Wilson & Muir continues to build stronger communities since 1865. Thanks for being part of our story. Click here to watch the video.
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National World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 is National World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The American Bankers Association reports that 1 in 5 Americans have been a victim of financial fraud. Unfortunately, we see it all the time. Please take the time to click here to familiarize yourselves with the tips and red flags to help you protect your assets. And please, share the conversation with your loved ones, young and old. We’re here to help, please call us if you have any questions.
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Our Lobbies Open May 26!

We are happy to announce that our lobbies will be open beginning May 26. This date coincides with the relaxation of most business restrictions. We are committed to showing solidarity with our retail and other small business clients and support their re-opening. It is even more important that we take the necessary steps to provide a safe and secure environment for you and our staff under the current conditions. Our lobby protocol procedures are based on the guidance from the CDC, the Federal Government and the Kentucky Governor’s Healthy at Work guidelines. For the safety of our clients and staff we will wear cloth masks while providing banking services and in the open areas of the lobbies. For these same reasons, we are respectfully requesting that you also wear a mask if your health permits. Disposable cloth masks will be available if needed. Sanitizing stations will also be conveniently located in our lobbies. You will also notice some physical changes in our lobbies to promote safe social distancing practices including signage and germ shields. We will continue our practice of routine and constant cleaning of all surfaces and high touch areas. Our Loan Officers and Customer Service Representatives will continue to work primarily by appointment, so as to coordinate lobby traffic and to maximize social distancing guidance. We also encourage you to utilize all of the available Wilson & Muir Bank resources for self-service banking and 24/7 account access through our Mobile Banking, Online and Telebank Line. Being designated as an essential business we have been operating at full capacity throughout this health and economic crisis. I am extremely proud of the dedicated efforts of all the Wilson & Muir staff, who have been working very hard to make sure your financial needs are being met. It has been an extremely busy time with new challenges arising almost daily. In particular, our lending team has put in countless hours learning the Paycheck Protection Program and counseling hundreds of small business clients on how to obtain much needed emergency funding. While there are still a multitude of challenges ahead we need to work together to restore our economy. This next phase toward that end is a very critical step in a long process. This is our responsibility as an essential business. It is also our responsibility to conduct our business in as safe a manner as possible. We appreciate your patience, understanding and cooperation. Your friends and neighbors in the business community need your support like never before. So please shop local and shop frequently. We look forward to seeing you soon, from a distance of course. Click here to view our full COVID-19 Resource Page. Take care and stay well, Frank Wilson President & CEO
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#WeAreTeamVG

We are proud of the communities we serve! Local businesses in Vine Grove came together to create a beautiful and uplifting video! As you're watching, be on the lookout for Vine Grove Manager, Darin Logsdon, and Kris King! Click here to watch the video. #WeAreTeamVG
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We're Here For You

To Our Valued Clients, We are pleased to share with you news that will bring financial relief to many small businesses and individuals that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Last week Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) to provide an economic stimulus package that includes expanding the loan products offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Wilson & Muir Bank will be working with the SBA to provide our business clients with access to the two new programs, the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). If you would like more information contact your Loan Officer, or call our toll-free number at 1.800.466.5996 to discuss which program will best serve your business needs. You can also get detailed information through the SBA by visiting www.sba.gov. If you have a consumer or commercial loan with us now and are financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, contact your loan officer to discuss ways we can provide assistance to you, including payment modifications and deferrals, depending on your particular needs. We recognize these are very challenging times and we stand ready to assist you in any way we can. Click here to find a WMB officer near you. We are all in this together and together we will get through this. Well Wishes, Frank Wilson President & CEO
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Showing Love To Our Communities Through Acts of Service

This month Wilson & Muir Bank President and CEO, Frank B. Wilson, reflects on the bank's hours of service initiative in December... The commemoration of WMB’s 154th anniversary this year was marked by our efforts to give back to our communities during the month of December. The idea was to show our appreciation to our clients and the communities that have supported us and trusted us with their financial needs dating back to 1865. A big part of our motivation was to truly say thanks. The list of the generous acts of kindness so many of our employees displayed was amazing! We far surpassed the goal of 154 hours of giving! We more than doubled our goal with nearly 400 hours of service! More important than the time was the display of compassion and kindness shown towards our neighbors and those less fortunate. The types of activities ran the gamut of generosity, from taking out the elderly neighbor’s trash to working for hours serving food at the homeless shelter. The impression made on the neighbor was likely just as impactful as the warm meal served. It is not about the biggest, the most, or the best, or the amount of money donated; it is just about doing, or better stated, about giving. Ryan Bratcher, Vice President & Branch Manager in Leitchfield, said it best when he said, "The personnel at this branch are honestly the most faithful and generous people I have ever met in my life. Words cannot express how big their hearts are. I've witnessed their works myself and promise their reach goes far and wide. With that said, they are also the most humble people I know. We are truly blessed to have them in our lives and especially to have them as employees and good stewards of WMB. Most of them will not provide a list or assign a time to these acts because they insist on not getting any praise for their work. I encouraged them to share but they say these works are not done for any type of notoriety." These initiatives speak about who we are as community bankers. We all recognize we can only be as successful as those in our communities. Having vibrant civic-minded groups led by like-minded people are important factors to the quality of life metrics. That is why it is important that we foster civic involvement with all the WMB associates. This helps put a face on WMB. We just measured a few weeks of volunteer activities, but we know our employees are out there lending a helping hand all year long. Because, together we build communities.
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