Paducah Bank Sponsored Final 2003 Gubernatorial Debate in Paducah
“‘No man is an island,’ the great philosopher said, and no business or industry is either. We must work in Concert with our local, state and federal governments to assure that our current like and culture are sound and that the livelihoods of our future generations are secure as well.”—Joe Framptom
What is the expectation of a local bank? To serve the community with exemplary financial products and services? To be available to customers in convenient locations? To continuously track and execute the technological developments in the financial industry for the sake of its clients?
And what about the local community? Does a local bank have any obligations to the very population which maintains its viability?
At Paducah Bank, the answer to ALL of these questions is a resounding YES!
Prior to the November gubernatorial election in 2003, The Paducah Bank and Trust Company sponsored the final debate between Democratic candidate, Ben Chandler, and Republican candidate, Ernie Fletcher, in Paducah, Kentucky. Why?
“Because we believe that the future stability and the devel- opment opportunities within our community are inextricably linked to the effectiveness of our local and state government,” commented Joe Framptom, CEO of The Paducah Bank and Trust Company. “ ‘No man is an island,’ the great philosopher said, and no business or industry is either. We must work in concert with our local, state and federal governments to assure that our current life and culture are sound and that the livelihoods of our future generations are secure as well.”
For this reason and many others, Paducah Bank was the sole sponsor for the 2003 Guberna- torial Debate hosted by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce in October 2003. “It was an honor to be a part of this elemental part of our democratic system,” Framptom added. “Each of us, as individual voters, has the opportunity and the privilege to represent our views and our beliefs in a singularly unique way at the polls. We think it is our civic duty to participate in any way we can to encourage our friends and neighbors in the local community to take that responsibility seriously. We hope we were, in some way, able to accomplish that by hosting this important political event in our hometown.”