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1st Source Bank Recognizes Porter County Community Leadership Award Recipients


1st Source Bank has awarded three residents of Porter County the 2016 Ernestine M. Raclin Community Leadership Award.

Bob Jacobs, Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Indiana Beverage in Valparaiso; Bob Kindmark, educational consultant with Kindmark & Associates in Chesterton; and Brad Koeppen, an attorney with Douglas, Koeppen & Hurley in Valparaiso, received the award along with seven other award recipients from northern Indiana. The 10 award recipients are all employees of 1st Source business clients and they were selected for their volunteer leadership in the community.

Area recipients include:


Bob Jacobs, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Indiana Beverage in Valparaiso, is an active volunteer with Porter Starke Services. He established successful fundraising and awareness campaigns that have impacted many people suffering with mental health and substance abuse issues. He also founded the Northwest Indiana Junior Golf Association to expose more young people to the game of golf and the lessons it teaches.


Bob Kindmark, Educational Consultant with Kindmark & Associates in Chesterton, has provided guidance and leadership to many young boys as a Boy Scout volunteer for the past 25 years. Bob has also managed Camp Topenebee and has overseen numerous building and renovation projects to ensure the camp’s future success.


Brad Koeppen, an Attorney with Douglas, Koeppen, & Hurley in Valparaiso, has been active in the community with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, Valparaiso Family YMCA and Memorial Opera House Foundation. Bob has made a positive impact on the community that will be realized for many years to come.

Award recipients received a personal cash award, a donation to the charity of their choice and a globe of leadership.

1st Source Corporation, parent company of 1st Source Bank, has assets of $5.4 billion and is the largest locally controlled financial institution headquartered in the northern Indiana-southwestern Michigan area. The Corporation includes 80 banking centers, 22 1st Source Bank Specialty Finance Group locations nationwide, eight Trust and Wealth Management locations and ten 1st Source Insurance offices. For more than 150 years, 1st Source has been committed to the success of the communities it serves. For more information, visit

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