Mercantile hosts meeting with UCB-affiliated banks

Posted: Jan. 31, 2014 9:08 pm Updated: Feb. 21, 2014 11:14 pm

Mercantile Bank recently hosted a regional meeting of bank directors and senior executives from United Community Bancorp Inc's affiliate banks. All the company's banks were represented: United Community Bank, Mercantile Bank, Brown County State Bank and Marine Bank & Trust.

"This was a great opportunity to get everyone together for the first time since Mercantile officially joined the UCB family," United Community Bank President and CEO Todd Wise said in a news release.

United Community Bancorp, based in Chatham, has roots dating back to 1907. UCB recently acquired Mercantile Bank in Quincy. Before that, UCB obtained Brown County State Bank and Marine Bank & Trust from Mercantile Bancorp.

UCB officials said Mercantile will retain its name and logo.

Mark Tyrpin, president and CEO of Mercantile Bank, said in the release that the regional meeting gave Mercantile employees a chance to show their appreciation for UCB's confidence in the Quincy operation.

Robert Narmont, UCB chairman and CEO, said, "We recognize and appreciate the history that Mercantile, Marine and Brown County have as former affiliates, and to bring their strengths together again, combined with those of United Community Bank, we have further solidified our commitment to bringing the Tri-State area and all of Central Illinois the very best in community banking."