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Coin Counting

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Bring your pennies, nickels, dimes & quarters (and those rare 50 cent pieces) to Lakeside Bank! We’ll count’em up for free! And turn them into nice, crisp, paper money for you. Other banks may not offer coin counting. If they do, they may charge you! Coin counting is always free at Lakeside. So grab your pudgy piggy banks, your massive mayonnaise jars, the collected change from under the couch cushions … and come on in to the Lakeside Bank branch near you! And Uncle Sam needs your coins! There’s actually a shortage!  

Concert in the Park

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Our 15th Annual Concert in the Park was held under sunny skies on Wednesday, July 13 at Women's Park in the South Loop. And surprisingly for mid-July, it was cool! Especially once the sun went down.

Our neighbors, and a LOT of their children, were out in force EARLY! We had a park full an hour before the start. Fortunately, there was a reptile petting zoo and a drum circle to keep the kids occupied. Along with Lakeside Bank face painting ... and our famous Spinning Wheel! There were a lot of fun gifts on the spinning wheel for the kids. And parents, we apologize if one of those gifts, "Slime", proved to be a mess!

VanderCook College of Music did their usual INCREDIBLE job ... there was jazz, marches and classical music. Parents and children alike enjoyed.

We easily had 500 people. Including the small humans.

Thank you for coming out, everyone. We LOVE sponsoring the annual Concert in the Park!

Concert in the Park

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Our 13th Annual Concert in the Park featuring the VanderCook College of Music Graduate Concert Band went off without a hitch on July 9 at the Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens. Over 500 people attended this event that continues to draw strong crowds year after year. Thank you so much to all of the LSB volunteers who made this possible: Ruben Garcia, Melissa Heitz, Dorothy Rzeszutko, Micheala Quilty, Bianca Vasquez, John Jasinski, Matt Palmisano, Connie Harris, Chloe Sullivan, Silvia Suarez, Yurith Jimenez, Alan Rose, Bob Hollis, Lauren Fialkowski, Albert Ng, Odie Ceric, Erica Chianelli, Lilijana Stojanovich, Jo Ann Wong, Stan Bochnowski, Jen Lackuzynski.

Concert in the Park

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Nearly 800 people attended our 12th Annual Concert in the Park featuring the VanderCook College of Music Graduate Concert & Jazz Bands at the Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens on July 10th.   The weather was perfect! Thank you to the following volunteers who helped out:  Stan Bochnowski, Fang Chen, Lili Chen, Erica Chianelli, Susanna Fong, Bob Hollis, John Jasinski, Jennifer Lackuzysnki, Albert Ng, Jim Pomposelli, Todd Probasco, Alan Rose, Dorothy Rzeszutko, Silvia Suarez, Desi White, and Stephanie Zhen.

Ice Cream Social

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We served The Original Rainbow Cones to all, at our Lakeside Bank Elmhurst branch! It was free! It was fun! It was fabulous and delicious! Plus, we had face painting, balloon animals and games!

 

Shredding Event 2022

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We held two great Shred Events this Spring at our Elmhurst branch on May 16, 2022 and our South Loop branch on May 7, 2022.  We collected and shredded nearly 6,000 lbs of paper combined at both locations!  

Shredding Event

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1,000 pounds of paper was recycled at our first Shredding Event at our Michigan branch on Saturday, September 12th. The rain didn’t slow folks down—we had 75 people walk or drive over with their boxes full of personal documents to shred! Several arrived early in anxious anticipation! We plan to offer more Shredding Events at multiple branches this spring.    

Tailgate Party

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On September 9 we kicked off the start of the Bears season with a tailgate party in the South Loop parking lot.  Over 100 guests filled the lot that was complete with a giant screen featuring the Bears vs Packers game.  While the Bears did not win their home opener, mingled and enjoyed the buffet BBQ. A visit from Don “Da Coach” Fueling provided added entertainment.

Visit with Santa

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On December 8th Lakeside welcomed families to the South Loop and Elmhurst branches to take photos with Santa.  We saw young and old, two legged and four legged, all come in to enjoy the festivities and avoid the long lines at the malls to meet Santa.  Such events bring people in, and show that Lakeside is more than a bank- we are a member of the community, dedicated to personal service and becoming an integral part of our clients’ families.