Busey Bank Now Offers In-Bank Sensory Kits, Available at all Banking Centers


Champaign, Ill. (WCIA)

Committed to supporting children and families in the communities it serves, Busey Bank is pleased to now offer Sensory Kits at each of its banking centers – including Busey’s 909 Branch, located at 909 W Kirby Ave in Champaign. These kits contain toys and tools to engage children while their care givers meet with a Busey associate. Busey recognizes the importance of cognitive development for all youth, and Sensory Kits are available for any children who would benefit from sensory play.

According to Development Psychology Theorist Jean Piaget, sensory play, or the engagement in activities that stimulate a child’s senses, occupies an important role in a child’s development. The exploration of various senses provides a means of understanding and exploring the world while simultaneously building fine and gross motor skills. Providing these resources not only gives children something to play with while their caregiver is otherwise occupied with a Busey associate, but also aids in their long-term growth and development.

“The sensory kits highlight Busey’s commitment to supporting all families and neurodiversity by creating a welcoming environment.” said Dan McCarthy, Senior Vice President – Payments & Operational risk Service Support at Busey Bank.

During the month of April, Busey associates generously volunteered to prepare and package these kits. With over 70 kits prepared, Busey is excited to continue to offer resources for its neighbors and families.

The Sensory Kit installations are part of a larger community initiative at Busey—Community Promise Month. Through this monthly campaign, Busey associates are learning about community needs and further strengthening the communities they serve by attending education webinars and volunteer service events.

Being a community financial services organization means being a good neighbor—partnering for purpose and progress. From robust associate volunteering efforts to corporate-led sponsorship opportunities, Busey gives more than $1 million and countless volunteer hours annually to the places we call home. That’s been our promise since we opened our doors more than 150 years ago and it remains our promise today.

Corporate Profile

As of December 31, 2020, First Busey Corporation (Nasdaq: BUSE) was a $10.54 billion financial holding company headquartered in Champaign, Illinois.

Busey Bank, the wholly-owned bank subsidiary of First Busey Corporation, had total assets of $10.52 billion as of December 31, 2020 and is headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. Busey Bank currently has 53 banking centers serving Illinois, ten banking centers serving Missouri, four banking centers serving southwest Florida and a banking center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Through Busey Bank’s Wealth Management division, the Company provides asset management, investment and fiduciary services to individuals, businesses and foundations. As of December 31, 2020, assets under care were $10.23 billion. Busey Bank owns a retail payment processing subsidiary, FirsTech, Inc., which processes approximately 28 million transactions for a total of $8.3 billion on an annual basis. FirsTech, Inc. operates across all of North America, providing payment solutions which include but are not limited to; electronic payments, mobile payments, phone payments, remittance processing, in person payments and merchant services. FirsTech, Inc. partners with 5,800+ agents across the U.S. More information about FirsTech, Inc. can be found at firstechpayments.com.

Busey has been named a Best Place to Work across the company footprint since 2016 by Best Companies Group. We are honored to be consistently recognized by national and local organizations for our engaged culture of integrity and commitment to community development.

For more information about us, visit busey.com.

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