Associated Bank was recognized in the 2013 Best of the Valley Post-Crescent Readers’ Choice Awards with winner for Best Bank and a finalist for Best Mortgage Lender in the October 27 edition of the Post Crescent.

The "Best of the Valley" is a contest voted on by Post-Crescent readers who were invited to cast ballots for their favorite businesses listed in categories such as food and spirits, health and professional services, and retail and personal services.

Associated seeks to provide superior customer service through a local twenty-four hour, seven-day-a-week customer care service center in Stevens Point. Not only does Associated strive to provide customers with a memorable banking experience, but employees take the time to get to know the people they service on a daily basis. Associated employees know that creating relationships with the people who handle such an important part of their customers' lives, finance, is essential to a customer's peace of mind. Associated employees recently spent more than 3,000 hours volunteering in local communities across Wisconsin in order to create such relationships with those they live and do business with.