Girl Scouts of Central Illinois


Girl Scouts of Central Illinois serves over 17,000 girls annually in 38 counties throughout central Illinois who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. 

GSCI operates four camps: Camp Kiwanis in Mahomet, Camp Tastic in Decatur, Camp Tapawingo in Metamora, and Camp Widjiwagan in Springfield. Our camps are also available for rent to outside groups and businesses.

Thank you UCB for being a great community supporter and financial partner!

For more information visit or call 888-623-1237.


“We have a great relationship with United Community Bank. UCB was our choice when we built our facility and they have been the right partner for us ever since. The knowledgeable staff at UCB makes our finances easy so we can focus on what’s important to us: our patients.”

Ron Romanelli, M.D.


“Our family auto service center business has learned first-hand the significance of a good relationship with a community lender such as Illini & United Community Bank. Matt Seman with Illini Bank and now UCB helped our family business expand when national lenders wouldn’t. Today, Matt remains our commercial lender and our relationship goes beyond business. Staying with a lender based in our community is so important, especially when that local lender takes it upon themselves to help you reach your goals. That is how we operate our business. When a customer comes in with a problem with their car, we make their problem our problem to solve. It is our family’s name on the door and the sign out front. Honesty, integrity, competence, and personal responsibility are the cornerstones of our family business. We strongly feel that defines our bank- Illini & UCB as well, and we look forward to many more years with UCB, our preferred bank.”

Stacey Law
Vice President/Secretary, Law Automotive, Inc.
Family-owned automotive service center serving Springfield since 1972


“Brother James Court is a residential intermediate care facility that provides a loving, supportive family home for 98 men with developmental disabilities. Since 1975, BJC has met the needs of its residents educationally, recreationally, and in health and safety. It is the largest facility of its kind in Central Illinois. UCB has been a long-time supporter of Brother James Court’s Annual Benefit Auction & Dinner and we are grateful for their generosity. This will be our 23rd year and we invite the entire community to join us for “An Evening with Our Stars”on April 29th hosted at the President Abraham Lincoln Doubletree Hotel.” 

Please call 217-747-5972 or visit for more information.

Bill Kienzle, Development Director


“As a small business owner, I value my partnership with United Community Bank. The guidance they provide through each stage of the loan process is second to none. I’ve known my lender Fred Jessup for nearly 20 years, and he’s there for me every step of the way. Campo Realty, Inc. wouldn’t be the success it is today without UCB’s confidence in our business and its future.”

Nick Campo, Broker Manager/Owner


“I’ve been with UCB for 17 years since they opened in Springfield; they were the only bank in town that offered full-service banking with a courier for deposits. They even made a special offer for our employees! I work with Sarah Dellert and she’s always done a great job for us. When I call, I never have to wait to talk to her like at other banks, she’s always there when I need her.” 

Leann Fox
Parkway Cafe
2715 N. Dirksen


“Our company started out with another bank, but decided to find a bank that better suited our needs. Candy Lovelace was the first UCB employee we met, we explained our situation and Candy took care of everything. For over ten years now UCB has been like a part of the family. I even received the news we were expecting a grandchild while I was in the drive up, and I could tell that everyone was excited for us. UCB is a real community bank.”

Dave Davis
Davis Cleaners
1205 S. 2nd St.


“At County Market, we are committed to helping our customers understand and realize the benefits of healthy living by making smart, nutritional choices for themselves and their families. Our Live Well Team is dedicated to promoting and encouraging healthier lifestyles using the latest research and information to educate our consumers and the community. When it comes to our banking relationships, it’s just as important to us to make smart, healthy choices which is why we chose United Community Bank. We know UCB is just as committed to the financial health and well-being of their customers as we are to the nutritional health and wellness of ours.” 

Hope Danielson
Director of Health & Wellness
Melanie Kluzek
Registered Dietitian


“When I bought my company, I tried another bank first. They wanted me to jump through a bunch of hoops just to get a loan. I went to UCB, met with Steve Otten, and after an easy process, he said, “so when do you want to close?” I’ve been friends with Steve and banking with UCB ever since. I can’t imagine banking anywhere else.”

Jennifer Bailey-DeSart
Bailey Hardwoods & Woodworking 
628 Kimble Ct.


“United Community Bank has always offered my clients the “personal touch” of a Home Town Bank yet provided the same amenities of those in larger cities. With lenders such as Cyndy West, you can expect a seamless transaction towards a Happy Closing!”

The Team of Cindi Kruse & Co., Inc. from The Real Estate Group has averaged a HOME SOLD EVERY OTHER DAY FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS! They remain ranked in the TOP 1% of all Capital Area REALTORS. Numbers derived from CAR MLS.

Cindi Kruse
The Real Estate Group, Inc. 
Springfield, Illinois


As a father and son owned business, we’ve worked side-by-side for the last 15 years. For nearly a decade, we’ve partnered with our banker, Fred Jessup, our biggest help with financing our business and assisting our growth. As another family-owned business, UCB is a perfect fit for us, and is an integral part of our company. As our businesses continue to grow, we plan to work together to achieve continued success.

Ryan Maltby
Chief Executive Officer
Maltby Excavating, Inc. Pawnee, Illinois


“When working with children, special care must be taken to administer the proper treatment. We look for the same attention to detail with everyone we do business with, so UCB was the obvious choice. Our banker Steve Otten takes care of our business finances so we can focus on our patients. Whatever we need, he’s there for us, professionally or personally. That means a lot to us, UCB is OUR bank.”


As a partner in River Birch Senior Living, we strive to deliver the very best care for our residents. They are more to us than just customers or clients. I feel the same way about UCB. I’ve known Steve Otten as a commercial banker for a long time. He’s not just a banker to me, he’s my friend. That kind of connection is difficult to find. UCB really gets it right on the first try, so the process is painless. UCB is a great place to bank.

Glen P. Garrison
Chairman & CEO
Garrison Group, Inc. Springfield, Illinois


As a doctor, my passion is helping people. I need to know that my bank feels the same way, which is why I chose UCB. Whenever I walk into the bank, I receive the same personal attention that I give to each of my patients. UCB provides me with state-of-the-art tools and advice to make my banking hassle-free, so I can focus on my patients. I am happy to recommend UCB to family and friends.

Dr. Glennon H. Paul, MD
Allergy, Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
Central Illinois Allergy & Respiratory Services Springfield, Illinois


As Illinois’s oldest law firm, Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP has experienced tremendous change in its 187-year history. As our attorney ranks have increased to more than thirty, so has the number of practice areas in which we are regularly involved. To maintain long-standing business relationships, it is important for our firm to grow along with our clients as they require more varied legal expertise. Similarly, United Community Bank has experienced tremendous growth and diversification over the past decades. UCB’s advanced operational technology provides its customers access to the latest of the industry’s ever-evolving services along with locally-based management.  United Community Bank and Brown, Hay, & Stephens share deep roots in our community, and we look forward to working with UCB in continuing that tradition long into the future.    

Chuck Davis, Erica Riplinger, & Peter Naylor


United Community Bank is a proud supporter of the Sangamon CEO program. The Sangamon Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) program offers select high school seniors the opportunity to gain real-world entrepreneurial experience, with an accredited high school course, and be paired with a mentor from the local business community.  These dedicated students attend 90-minute classes before school each day, learn to create and present business plans, and even start their own individual and class business.

To learn more or get involved in the program, visit or contact Brant Mackey at or by phone at 217-836-3300. 


When we started our company, we looked for a bank that would connect with us on a personal level, and that’s why we chose UCB. Twenty years later, we still have that personal connection with our UCB banker Fred Jessup, and he gives us an immediate response when we call. He always says, “Just let me know what you need…” I know that he means it, and that means a lot to us.

Jeff & Cindy Jones
Jones Concrete, Inc.Springfield, Illinois


“United Community Bank is where it all began with Prairie Dental Group. In fact, it goes even further back than that! Right out of dental school, years & years ago, with debt up to our ears. We purchased our home thanks to our bank believing in our potential. A few years later, UCB then helped us take off professionally. The people there are amazing, helpful and knowledgeable. They care and they will take you there – wherever it is that you strive to go!

THANK YOU for making US happen, personally and professionally!”

Dr. Tanya L. DeSanto, DDS 
Owner, Prairie Dental Group
Dr. Julie R. Nathanson, DDS 
Partner, Prairie Dental Group
Dr. Elizabeth S. Knoedler, DMD
Partner, Prairie Dental Group


As a small business, our success comes from our personal relationships. We know our customers by name, and take care of them face to face. It’s nice to have a bank that works the same way. We’ve been with UCB for years and have always received excellent customer service. They provide the personal touch that you won’t find at other banks, and we are happy to recommend UCB to our family and friends.

Hope Humphrey-Walker
Owner, Humphrey’s Market
Iona Humphrey
Owner, Humphrey’s Market


As a medical professional, my time is limited. I spend most of my day taking care of patients to give them the best care possible. UCB gives me the same type of care that I give my own patients, and that’s crucial to my business. They provide me with the tools and advice that makes my banking easy, so I can focus on what’s important to me – my patients. UCB is a first-rate business partner, and I am proud to call them my bank.

Dr. Lance Taylor, D.M.D., M.S.
Dr. D. Lance Taylor
Springfield, Illinois


As a locally owned business, we know how important it is to shop local. We like to do business face to face, and we like to have a personal relationship with the businesses we work with. We’ve been with UCB since they opened their Montvale branch in 1999 and since the day we opened our account, we’ve been treated like family. They offer true relationship banking that few businesses experience with other banks. UCB’s service takes the hassle out of banking so we can focus on our customers.

Caren Trudeau
Owner, Rolling Meadows Brewery
Connie Regan
Operating Manager, Rolling Meadows Brewery


It’s important to me to deliver the best – whether that means building the best realty team, providing the best properties and service to my clients or leveraging the best financing options available.  Ensuring client satisfaction is how my team is able to be Springfield’s most productive real estate group. That means we go the extra mile to find our clients their perfect homes. We also show them where to get the best financing and financial service – the same place we go to – UCB. Being the best takes dedication. That’s what we deliver for our clients, and that’s what UCB delivers for us.

Melissa Dowson Vorreyer, Broker Associate
Re/Max Professionals
Springfield, Illinois


As developers of this unique Springfield property, we are proud to partner with UCB in bringing this development to the West Side. In planning Buckley Ridge, we felt it was important to preserve the natural assets of the landscape, as well as to offer the latest and best quality home design to our residents. UCB values these same qualities and has been an instrumental partner in turning this venture into reality.

Michael F. & Paula Ryan
Owners, Ryan Homes and Development, Inc.


“To bring high quality visual arts education and experiences to the community, the Springfield Art Association relies on the personalized services and advice that UCB offers. UCB provides us with cutting-edge tools and traditional reliability to help launch us into a second century of successful art education, appreciation and historic preservation.”

Betsy Dollar, Executive Director
Springfield Art Association
Springfield, Illinois


“As a not-for-profit business, efficiency is an essential part of our success. Our time is dedicated to supporting people in individual communities and building personal relationships, which helps us understand how we can best serve them. UCB gives us tools and advice to streamline our financial processes, allowing us to focus on what we do best - helping people. UCB makes our professional relationship very personal, so we know that our business matters to them.”

Sarah Conlon, Chief Operations Officer
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ILCADV)
Springfield, Illinois


“We are proud to be the most unique restaurant around. We cater our business to our community. So when we looked for a bank, we looked for the same qualities - one that offers unique services and focuses on the local community. UCB was the obvious choice. They take time to get to know their customers just like we do, and that says a lot.”

Mick Wanless, Owner  (pictured)
(Not pictured:  Nellie Wanless and Baley Wanless)
Westwoods Lodge Springfield, Illinois


“Our customers come to us to make things perfect. From small dings to major damage, we focus on repairs down to the last detail, so your car is good as new when you get it back. That same attention to detail is important to us in our bank. The quality of service UCB provides its customers means that our business banking is right, down to the last detail.”

Kim Bitschenauer - Pictured
Bill Bitschenauer
Lori Bitschenauer
Bob Bitschenauer 
By-Pass Auto Body Springfield, Illinois


“Our business is fast-paced and our days are hectic. We are constantly focused on our customers to give them the best possible experience. And that’s exactly what UCB does for us. They take care of our banking so we can take care of our customers. UCB is a great partner.”

Will Hoecker - Owner
Ben Call - Owner
Brickhouse Grill & Pub West
Brickhouse Downtown
Cousin Eddies Sports Bar & Grill


“For us, choosing UCB was easy. Being a locally owned business, it’s important to us to have a bank that’s local too. They make us feel like part of the UCB family. UCB has been there every step of the way, whether helping us get started six years ago, or by supporting our expansion last year. UCB is our bank.”

Kirsten Transue
Leah Boente-Hulcher
Brigitte Cutler
PhysioTherapy Professionals
Springfield, Illinois


“We have had a banking relationship with UCB for almost 35 years. Dealing with a local bank that has all  the capabilities of the large banking entities is a real plus. The rates they offer both in lending and money market have always been very competitive. The service UCB provides to Springfield Plastics, Inc. is top notch. We value them as a business partner.”

Stephen Baker - President
Springfield Plastics, Inc.
Auburn, Illinois


“For the last 14 years UCB has been the perfect business partner for my company.  Not only did they help me get my start, but they have also been there for me every step of the way. UCB has helped me with everything from financing building projects to managing my personal accounts. Because they are a local bank, everything I need is always within reach. I am proud to call UCB my bank.”

Doug Hill 
Owner, Macy Construction

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