Thanksgiving with the Naval Recruits

Release date: 12/7/2018

On Thursday, Nov. 22 while most families were watching the Thanksgiving Day parade or fixing appetizers to go with the big turkey, more than 20 of Marquette Bank’s employees and family members (pictured below) were getting ready to welcome Naval Recruits from Great Lakes to a special Thanksgiving celebration at the American Legion Hall in Chicago Ridge. Accompanied by the Chicago Ridge Police Department, a mini parade was held to welcome the 40 Naval recruits into the hall, many heart-warming speeches were said and introductions by the recruits and volunteers were made to make them feel at home. The recruits were then given a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, access to communication devices, snacks and sodas for the Thanksgiving afternoon. Started nine years ago by Chicago Ridge Police Chief, Robert Pyznarski and his wife Debby, this event is a way to pay it forward to those that are currently serving and away from home on the holiday.


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Marquette Bank is one of the largest neighborhood banks in Chicagoland and has been helping neighbors, families and businesses achieve their financial goals since 1945. Independent and locally-owned, Marquette Bank is proud to offer a full range of banking services, financial solutions, trust, estate and retirement planning, wealth management, home financing and lending services to both consumers and local businesses. The Bank offers customers mobile banking, online banking, in-person and telephone banking options and free access to over 55,000 Allpoint ATMs worldwide.

Marquette Bank has 21 banking centers, 2 lending services offices and a corporate administrative center with locations in Chicago, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank is a subsidiary of Marquette National Corporation, a diversified financial holding company, and has $1.5 billion in assets along with a local lending portfolio of almost $1 billion. Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Connect with Marquette Bank on social media on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information visit: or call 1-888-254-9500.