Brad Langguth

Dec 08 2014

Challenge Yourself to Live and Shop Local

Challenge Yourself to Live and Shop Local

By joining the local movement, you are supporting your neighbors by providing more choices and better options. When you choose to Live Local, you strengthen and support your community by helping your town prosper. All it takes are small changes to live locally:

Experience Local Life
Sometimes it’s easy to overlook what’s happening in our own communities. Eastern Iowa is rich with culture and events. Dive into your diverse and vibrant community and take time to enjoy the activities it offers.

Give Back to Your Community
Opportunities to give are everywhere, just look in the local newspaper or watch the news to find a cause you’re passionate about. Not only are you helping neighbors in need, but giving back helps strengthen your community.

By shopping at locally-owned businesses, you strengthen your local economy. By choosing to shop locally, you are not only helping your community prosper, but you’ll receive benefits that only your local businesses can provide.

Hometown businesses employ local residents, creating jobs for you as well as your friends, family, and neighbors.

Quality Merchandise
When you buy locally, you know the reputation of the business. If you are unhappy with a purchase, they will make sure you are satisfied.

Economic Development
Every dollar spent here will circulate numerous times throughout the community. This economic growth will attract businesses, create jobs, and improve the quality of life.

Personal Service
Local merchants combine expertise and personal attention to create a memorable shopping experience. They will always help you find what you are looking for.

Similarly, there are many benefits that come with banking at a community bank. By choosing to bank locally, you get a relationship-based banking experience and receive benefits such as:

Community Growth
Every dollar deposited with Hills Bank is lent back to the community for homes and other needs.

Local Businesses
Hills Bank helps local business get started and grow with commercial loans and cash management solutions.

Social Responsibility
Every year, Hills Bank donates thousands of dollars to local schools and community organizations.

Personal Service
Hills Bank staff is part of the community that you live in, and we pride ourselves on treating you like the neighbor that you are.

Visit for more ideas on shopping locally, giving back to your community, and experiencing local life. Join Hills Bank in taking pride in the Eastern Iowa Corridor and challenge yourself to shop locally, bank locally, and live locally – then share your experiences in the comments below!

Brad Langguth

About Brad Langguth

Brad Langguth is a Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Team Leader at Hills Bank’s Coralville location. He has been at Hills Bank since 1985 helping business owners with commercial lending, cash management, and other banking needs. He is active in the community and knowledgeable about the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor. Brad can be reached at

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