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Community's annual activities of Total Service helping neighbors.


Workshop: Financial Tips for Vacation

The workshop scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2024 is being rescheduled. Community will host a workshop in partnership with the Northwest Center and Illinois Attorney General's Office this summer. Customers and members of the community are welcome to come to the second floor of the bank to learn about financial tips when traveling.


On Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.* the bank will host its semi-annual Shred-a-Thon in the bank's parking lot. The next scheduled Shred-a-Thon is Saturday, September 28, 2024.

*Or until truck is filled. Paper and cardboard only. No plastic. Five box limit.

Home Buying Seminars

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - English Home Buying Seminar

On Saturday, April 27, 2024 Community hosted its Home Buying Seminar in English, featuring presentations by experts on buying and owning a home. Our featured speakers had experience in budgeting, mortgage lending, real estate sales, and contractual aspects of buying a home. Topics included how to find and buy a home, apply for a mortgage, repair credit, and qualify for special down payment programs.

Sábado, Mayo 4, 2024 - Seminario Anual de Compra de Vivienda

Sábado 4 de Mayo organizamos nuestro Seminario Anual para Compradores de Vivienda. ¿De qué se hablará? Estos serán los puntos clave de temas de conversación, presupuesto económico, préstamos hipotecarios, ventas de bienes raíces y diferentes aspectos de contractos legales de compra de casa.

Nuestros presentadores le explicaron cómo encontrar una casa y solicitar una hipoteca, le darán información sobre la reparación de crédito y cómo calificar para programas especiales de pago inicial.

Income Tax Workshop and Bingo

On Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. the bank hosted an event with the Northwest Center on income tax fraud prevention. Speakers included representatives from the Illinois Attorney General's Office and Kelvyn Park Senior Center. 

25th Anniversary: Congratulations!

2024 Anniversaries

Dolores (Loly) Cano, Alina Dzidowski, Kathy Radwanski and Michelle Aguilar (shown L to R) are Community employees who all celebrated their 25th anniversary this past October.

Food Drive

Community partnered with Our Lady of the Rosary and St. John's Lutheran Church for a Thanksgiving food drive. With the help of our dedicated customers and staff, we received five full boxes of nonperishable food items. 

Small Business Safety Seminar

On Saturday, November 4th, the bank hosted a safety event for small business owners and will feature presentations by the Chicago Police Department and Community Savings Bank staff. The topics discussed included physical safety, check washing, counterfeit bills, wire fraud, Zelle®, armed robberies, retail theft, and active shooter training. 

Customer Appreciation

On Friday, September 29, 2023 and Saturday, September 30, 2023 the bank hosted customer appreciation days in its lobby. 


On Saturday, September 30, 2023, the bank hosted its semiannual Shred-A-Thon in the bank's parking lot. 

Older Adult Educational Event: Crime, Fraud, and Abuse.

On Friday, September 1, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. the bank hosted an educational event for older adults on crime, fraud, and abuse in its main office. Presentations were made by Dave Pfieffer of the Northwest Center and Maria Arana of the Illinois Attorney General's Office. 

Community Savings Bank Congratulates Ron Malczynski on His Retirement

Ron Retirement

Ron Malczynski retired from his position as a Community Savings Bank security guard on Saturday, May 20 after over 19 years of dedicated service. Community employees enjoyed a small gathering to wish him well.

Ron began working for Community on January 10, 2004. As a Chicago police officer, Ron was a perfect fit for the security guard position. He also retired from the Chicago Police Department this past year. In addition to faithfully performing the duties of his job, he also had a talent for bringing smiles and laughs to people around him which was always appreciated.

“Ron was a valued member of Community’s security department. He was well known by our customers, who often visited with him when they stopped in the lobby” said Dane H. Cleven, president and chairman of Community Savings Bank. “We appreciate his dedication over the years and wish him a wonderful retirement.”

Community Savings Bank Holds Spring Shred-A-Thon to Help Prevent Identity Theft

Shred Spring 2023

Community Savings Bank held another one of its popular spring Shred-a-Thons on Saturday, May 13, 2023 as part of the bank’s efforts to prevent identity theft. Customers and members of the community were invited to shred old checks, bank statements and other documents containing personal information at no charge.

“We encourage area residents to take advantage of this opportunity to shred documents with confidential information,” said Dane H. Cleven, president and chairman of Community Savings. “This event reinforces our commitment to being ‘Your Personal Neighborhood Bank.”

A mobile industrial shredder was parked in the bank’s main parking lot from 9 a.m. to
noon. Area residents appreciated this helpful service offered once again by Community. Their documents were destroyed in the large shred truck as they watched. Destruction of old documents is recommended to help prevent identity theft.

Community Savings Bank Hosted Two Spring Home Buying Seminars

Homebuying Spring 2023

Community Savings Bank hosted two home buying seminars for prospective buyers looking to buy and own a home. The first Home Buying Seminar was held on April 29 in English and the second seminar was held on May 6 in Spanish. Community was happy to be able to hold both seminars again after having to put them on hold since 2019 due to the pandemic.

Community’s Outreach Officer, Marisol Gaytan organized the seminars with Community’s home mortgage department. Both seminars included presentations by a realtor, lawyer, Northwest Center advisor, and a Community mortgage officer.

Each seminar attracted local area residents who are interested in purchasing a home. Community’s Home Buying Seminars covered a number of topics including: how to find and buy a home, apply for a mortgage, repair credit, and qualify for special down payment programs.

“Community wants to help local residents understand mortgage lending programs and what’s needed to buy a home in today’s market,” said Art Neville, Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at the bank. Dane H. Cleven, President and Chairman explained, “these seminars
are part of Community’s continuing efforts to help local residents own homes.”

Pictured on left: Community’s Home Buying Seminar in English was held on April 29. Art Neville, Vice President of Community Savings Bank (pictured) was one of the presenters. Additional presenters not shown were Tivador (Ted) Szabo, Szabo Realty and Edwin Pinto of Northwest Center.

Pictured on right: Community’s Home Buying Seminar in Spanish was held on May 6. Edwin Pinto of Northwest Center (pictured) was one of the presenters. Additional presenters not shown were Enrique Gaytan of Realty of Chicago, Jenel Ventura of Community Savings Bank and Patricia Guitierrez Pascual of Patricia Gutierrez Pascual Law, P.C.

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