SIB to participate in Opp’s ‘Best Day Ever’ event this week

Published 9:15 am Monday, October 30, 2023

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Southern Independent Bank, in partnership with Kasasa and the Dream Machine, are taking part in the Best Day Ever on Friday, Nov. 3.

Kasasa, which offers free reward checking accounts people love exclusively at community banks and credit unions, and the Dream Machine founded by Charlie Rocket, have joined with community financial institutions across the country with the goal of performing 100,000 acts kindness for the Best Day Ever event, which kicks off Nov. 3 and continues throughout the weekend.

Southern Independent Bank’s participation is their contribution to the nationwide effort aimed at showcasing the significance of community banks and credit unions. It demonstrates how these institutions are integral to the communities they serve and emphasizes their role in preserving the vital human connection that is progressively disappearing from financial institutions. This event also underscores the scale of the Kasasa network of community banks and credit unions, which combined represents the fourth largest branch banking network in the country.

“We are excited to be a part of the Best Day Ever to demonstrate how we make a difference right here in Covington County, Alabama,” said Southern Independent Bank CEO Micah Garner. “When we started the Bank 17 years ago, we wanted to make a difference in this community by offering quality products and services but also through our commitment to the people that live, work, and play right here…just like us! Everyone at Southern Independent Bank considers Covington County ‘home’ and are excited for this opportunity to give back. Look for us in Andalusia on Nov. 1, Florala on Nov. 2, and Opp on Nov. 3 when we will be doing our surprise Random Acts of Kindness!”

“Community Financial Institutions may lack the multi-billion-dollar marketing budgets of giants like Bank of America and Chase,” said Kasasa CEO Gabe Krajice. “But they do have incredibly generous hearts and commitment to serve their communities. Showing up for this event to tell people they matter demonstrates the incalculable ways they show up in their communities every single day. Their personal service paired with Kasasa’s world class products beat the mega bank offerings and help individuals prosper and local economies stronger.”

“A random act of kindness changed my life when I was in a dark moment and diagnosed with a brain tumor,” said Rocket. “That’s when I learned the power of something so simple: being seen by a stranger. I’m excited for Nov. 3 because when community financial institutions kick off this event, it will have a ripple effect across the country.”

About Southern Independent Bank
Since December 2006, Southern Independent Bank has been embracing the finest traditions of community banking to provide a full array of accounts, loans, and financial services, each delivered with impeccable service to those in Opp, Andalusia, and Florala. To learn more, visit

About Kasasa
Based in Austin, Texas, Kasasa® promotes community banks and credit unions and inspires people to bank locally so they can do more good. An award-winning fintech and marketing services company, Kasasa provides reward checking accounts people love, the first-ever loan with Take-Backs™, and ongoing expert consulting services to community financial institutions. Kasasa serves hundreds of community financial institutions nationwide, representing over 3 million consumer bank accounts across 3,400+ branches in all 50 states. Since 2003, Kasasa financial institutions have given back nearly $3 billion in rewards to Kasasa account holders. For more information, visit, Instagram, TikTok,  Facebook, or LinkedIn.

About Charlie Rocket’s Dream Machine Foundation
The founder, Charlie Rocket, is a former music manager who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the height of his career. He made the choice to return to his childhood dream of being an athlete. He ended up losing 125 lbs, completing an ironman and reversing his brain tumor. Charlie now dedicates his life to his foundation, the Dream Machine, with the aim of becoming a new type of millionaire: one that makes a million dreams come true. For more information, visit and or