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The Peoples' Bank Announces New Hire for Business Development

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Jim Mitchell

The Peoples' Bank of Arlington Heights has announced the hiring of James W. "Bill" Carleton to a new position in Business Development. Carleton comes to the bank from Harris Bank where he has served as Private Bank Vice-President. Carleton has been with Harris since 1995.

A resident of Palatine, Carleton brings extensive experience developing and managing client relationships. He begins work at The Peoples' Bank on January 2nd, 2013. Peoples' Bank President Frank Appleby anticipates Carleton making an impact in the near term. "Bill has a great deal of experience in client relationships and as our industry continues to evolve we anticipate him making contributions to our operation through new business development."

Founded in 1999, The Peoples' Bank of Arlington Heights operates two branches, one at 41 South Vail Avenue in Arlington Heights and the other at 1104 South Arlington Heights Road. "Ours has been a steady and measured growth over the years and now is the appropriate time to bring in someone of Bill's capabilities to help us continue our success."

Highly regarded for it's commitment to the local community as primary sponsor of events like the Frontier Days Stampede, A Christmas Carol at Metropolis, The Sounds of Summer Concert Series, and National Night Out, The Peoples' Bank will utilize Carleton's history of local involvement. He was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce, is the founder of the Rolling Meadows and Arlington Heights' Crime Stoppers groups, and is Founder and Past President of the Rolling Meadows Kiwanis. He currently serves on the Rolling Meadows Police and Fire Commission.

"This is an outstanding opportunity for me," said Carleton. "I've been impressed with the manner in which The Peoples' Bank operates both financially and within the community, and I very much look forward to doing what I can to further their success."

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