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CBAI chooses IRONCORE as this year’s Provider of the Year

Posted by Julia Curtis on Oct 11, 2022 2:09:31 PM

The Community Bankers of Illinois (CBAI) partners with many companies that help give community banks an edge and drive innovation. Each year, CBAI recognizes a standout partner that has exceeded expectations for delivering value to CBAI member banks. This year’s Service Provider of the Year is IRONCORE, Inc. 

This year marks the 32nd consecutive year the award has been presented and it remains one of the highest honors CBAI bestows upon a business partner that has truly had an impact on serving Illinois community banking through CBAI. IRONCORE was chosen for the inestimable efforts and contributions in providing cyber security training and managed IT services to scores of community banks.  

CBAI acknowledged several IRONCORE contributions including IRONCORE’s network security scans for many CBAI member banks. While the scans proved most community bank networks are very secure, all scan results revealed vulnerabilities that needed to be addressed by bank management. Many of the bankers have asked IRONCORE to repeat the scan annually.  

Carty and IRONCORE co-founder Andy Minneker attended the first CBSC Innovation Committee meeting and Andy subsequently became an investor in the CBAI BancTech SPV1, a feeder fund for BankTech Ventures, which has raised $111 million dollars and invests in community bank-friendly fintechs. 

IRONCORE is honored to be named Provider of the Year by CBAI. We are proud to continue to serve community bankers and provide our expertise to help develop and implement strategic IT plans that secure, simplify, and strengthen their technology systems. 


IRONCORE was built on the foundation of providing leading edge hosted and managed services to community banks that are struggling with the ongoing conflict between the need for technology and the cost of installing and supporting that technology internally. Since 2008 IRONCORE has developed a national presence helping banks across the country manage the security, performance, and scalability of their hardware, software, and network resources. Located in Onalaska, Wisconsin our state-of-the-art data center is SOC2 audited and FFIEC examined. For more information contact Joe.Carty@ironcore.com or visit www.ironcore-inc.com. 

About CBAI 

CBAI is a professional trade association representing nearly 300 Illinois commercial banks and thrifts, and their 880 Illinois bank branches. Its members have $80 billion in assets and employ approximately 17,000 individuals. CBAI, headquartered in Springfield, was founded in 1974. For more information, visit www.cbai.com. 

Topics: CBAI, Preferred Provider, Provider of the Year