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Posted 07/11/2020

Barring any unforeseen events, the lobby of the State Bank of Cerro Gordo will be open for business on Monday, July 20, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. For the safety of all concerned, the following guidelines will be followed. 

Posted 03/19/2020

As part of the Nation’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Corona Virus) our lobby will be restricted. 

We remain open for business with the following restrictions:

Posted 03/18/2020

Effective March 19, 2020, State Bank of Cerro Gordo will be temporarily closing our lobby in an effort to assist with the health and well-being of our employees, customers and communities. We will continue to maintain a safe and sound banking environment, however ask that you utilize our drive thru facility until further notice. Should you need to speak with a loan officer, access your safe deposit box or open an account, please see the information below.

Posted 03/17/2020

For over 100 years, the State Bank of Cerro Gordo has committed to maintaining a safe and sound banking environment. In the midst of the latest news surrounding COVID-19, we wanted to ensure you, that you can count on us. At present, we remain open to service our customers and communities, and our employees are taking additional steps to continue to serve your banking needs.


Posted 09/05/2019

Come Celebrate 125 Years With Us!

Monday, Sept. 9 - Thursday, Sept. 12

Refreshments will be served in the lobby.

Posted 08/12/2019

Customer Appreciation Cookout - Friday, September 13, 2019 - 11 AM to 1 PM

Shred Day - Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 9 AM to Noon - Bank Parking Lot

Posted 07/24/2019

Director Betty Shambaugh will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 2pm-4pm at the Oakley Brick Church of the Brethren.  Betty is requesting no gifts please.  Cards may be sent to 231 N State Hwy 32, Cerro Gordo, IL  61818.  Betty retired from State Bank of Cerro Gordo as Sr. Vice President in 1994.

Posted 04/08/2019

If you have a State Bank of Cerro Gordo VISA EZChek Card, utilize smsGuardian, our Check Card Transaction alert system. smsGuardian will send you a text every time your check card is used. Click here to enroll.

While this is a complimentary service, terms and conditions may apply depending on your cell plan.  Click here to learn more about smsGuardian Text Alert service.

Posted 04/08/2019

It's as easy as taking a picture and sending it to us. Take advantage of our complimentary remote deposit service today!  Click here for more information.

Posted 04/08/2019

EMV stands for Europay, Mastercard, and VISA.  These are the three companies who developed the new standard for all debit and credit cards globally, and the U.S. is transitioning at the current time to the updated, more secure type of card. 

So what makes EMV technology more secure?  It’s a chip that is embedded inside the new cards.  But to understand this, let’s first discuss how current card technology functions.  The black stripe on the back of cards is called the magnetic stripe.  When you swipe your card, the magnetic stripe data is then obtained by the merchant in order to charge your account the total of your purchases.  This magnetic stripe data remains the same each time you swipe your card. 

With EMV technology, cards contain a chip that creates a unique data identifier when swiped.  This unique identifier changes every time you insert your card, in turn making it harder for criminals to replicate your card information.