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Bank where your business matters.

Suburban Bank & Trust was founded on the principal that the American dream can be achieved by business people understanding and helping others. Our story began in Elmhurst, Illinois in 1976 with a group of local business people and bankers who, taking a "businessman's approach" toward banking, founded Suburban Bank of Elmhurst.

Among the founders of SBT were Daniel M. Bash, a Sunbeam Corporation executive, Robert Biggins, and Alfred Nowaczyk, a long-time local banker with a long history of helping local businesses grow and succeed. Among those businesses was the fledgling Superior Ambulance.

As Superior grew and achieved success, its owners, David B. Hill, Jr. and his wife, Blanche, invested in the new bank. In 1985, Dave Hill became its President and CEO.


While the new bank building was under construction, bankers met with customers, listened to their needs, and provided business financing and banking services from a temporary trailer located on the Butterfield Road construction site.

Expanding beyond Elmhurst, First Security Bank of Wood Dale was acquired in 1996, and the name of the organization was changed to Suburban Bank & Trust. A year later, with the acquisition of Southwest Financial Bancorp, Suburban Bank & Trust grew to become a bank with seven branch offices.

Today, we are known as SBT, with branch locations throughout the south and southwest suburbs, DuPage County, and Chicago's Beverly neighborhood.

Moving forward.

In 2002, Blanche E. Hill was named SBT's Chairman, President and CEO following the death of her husband. SBT's reputation as the bank for local business continued to grow under Mrs. Hill's direction. She served as president until September 2010 when Donald A. O'Day was promoted to that position. Mrs. Hill continues to serve SBT as its CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Creating great banking experiences.

SBT has a rich history of providing products and services that enhance customers' banking experiences. Online banking was introduced in 1999, providing our customers with safe, convenient; easy account access. In 2010, SBT's new website debuted, including the bank's live home page Twitter feed, featuring financial and general-interest news, tips and more.

Today, SBT customers receive texts alerts regarding their accounts, and they check balances, find ATMs, and transfer funds via their mobile devices using SBT's mobile apps.

"Our difference is our people." - Blanche E. Hill

SBT is committed to our communities. That commitment is evidenced by the businesses and families who depend on SBT to help them achieve their financial goals and grow their companies. SBT invests in organizations that make a difference in the community, and SBT employees give of their time and talents in service through local organizations and service clubs, and by volunteering their skills to assist with events like the Help for Homeowners Community Event.

It matters where you bank.

Just ask Don O'Day. "We appreciate that our customers chose to bank with SBT. We strive to earn our customers' trust and their continuing business every day. Each employee at SBT is committed to meeting our customers' needs. Because we're a local bank with local management, our bankers are able to respond quickly, and that's something our customers appreciate. I know because they tell me. SBT's service orientation is nothing new. We measure our success by helping our customers achieve their own successes. That is the heritage of this bank and the legacy of its founders."

SBT. Bank where your business matters.