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Queensborough Empowers Employees and Communities with Financial Literacy Certification

Published on October 23, 2023

Queensborough Empowers Employees and Communities with Financial Literacy Certification

Queensborough is proud to announce the launch of a new internal financial literacy accreditation program. Recently, the bank awarded 96 employees with their “IQ University Certification”, a program designed to reward and empower employees to help educate others about their own financial wellness. Those who attained certification were recognized for their dedication and commitment and received an annual salary increase of $1,000.


Queensborough introduced the comprehensive financial literacy program certification comprising 100 online courses and final examination. The courses cover a wide range of financial topics, from personal finance management to investment strategies. The results were remarkable, with 96 employees successfully completing the courses and passing the final exam. To commemorate this significant achievement, Queensborough hosted a celebratory breakfast event on October 17 in Louisville, GA.


Queensborough 's IQ University Certification represents a significant step forward in its mission to meet the diverse financial needs of all people across the bank’s footprint, while also serving as a reliable source of financial guidance for community members. This innovative program reaffirms the bank's commitment to being a financial cornerstone and a trusted source of guidance for all people.


"Queensborough has a long history of providing financial education throughout its communities. As such, we couldn't be more excited about this new initiative, that quite literally, helps us expand upon our efforts to elevate lives through the power of education. Today, we recognized nearly 100 team members that successfully completed our exclusive financial literacy accreditation program - and this is just the beginning! For this movement not only helps us empower our people internally but allows us to multiply our literacy ambassadors externally as well, and throughout all our communities," said Dagan J. Sharpe, Queensborough Director of Financial Management Group.


IQ University is also available to companies who wish to provide financial education to their employees. Please contact one of the bank’s dedicated Financial Literacy Program Coordinators if you are interested.

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Founded in 1902, Queensborough National Bank & Trust Co. recently celebrated 120 years of community banking in Georgia. Queensborough was named Great Place to Work and Best of Georgia in 2022, Best Small Bank in Georgia for 2021 by Newsweek and has 27 locations throughout the state. For more information, visit and find Queensborough on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

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