MARINETTE — For the 19th year in a row, The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) has earned the Certificate of Excellence Award. Given annually by the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation, the award honors banks’ commitment to growing financial education in their communities.

SNBT is in good company among the 29 banks from around the state who received the Excellence in Financial Education award. In addition, SNBT employees were among the 98 bankers who received certificates recognizing their contributions of time and talent given to the community through financial education presentations.

Bankers from SNBT gave financial presentations to students throughout Marinette, Menominee and Oconto Counties. Presentations focused on the basics of money management, saving, budgeting, and more. “Setting the foundation for financial literacy early is important in today’s fast-paced world,” said Diane St. Martin, Office Manager and Personal Banker for the Menominee Office at SNBT. “Not only does learning financial concepts early help students form good money habits, but it also prepares them for the more complex lessons that can have a massive impact on their adult lives.”

Other SNBT financial education initiatives include: making presentations to high schoolers for Get Smart About Credit Day, visiting elementary and middle schoolers for Teach Children to Save Day, hosting seminars, making various classroom presentations to students of all ages, hosting bank tours, sponsoring Newspaper in Education, and funding local scholarships.

The Stephenson National Bank & Trust is a 144-year old independent community bank with over $1 billion in Bank, Mortgage, and Trust & Investment assets under management. Offices are located in Marinette, Wausaukee, Crivitz, Pembine, Oconto and Menominee, Mich., with a Trust & Investment Office in Marquette, Mich.