Tablerock Bank Opens Springfield, MO Branch

Springfield, MO — May 24, 2024 Table Rock Community Bank, Member FDIC parent company, Alton Bancshares, Inc., is proudly announcing the opening of its new branch in Springfield, MO.

The new branch is ideally located at 3550 S National Ave, in suite 100, providing ease of access for their new and existing customers in the Springfield area. 

"Our expansion into Springfield is a testament to our ongoing commitment to meet our customers' needs and convenience," said Kendall Combs, Chairman of the Board. "We are excited to provide true community banking services to all our valued customers."

The new Springfield branch provides a full range of personal and business banking services. These include a variety of checking, savings, and loan services as well as mobile and internet banking. They make banking easier local decision making. 

"We are thrilled to enter the Springfield market to offer more convenience to our customer base. Our love for community banking and the evolving needs of our customers is what sets us apart and we are more than happy to bring that dedication to our new branch in Springfield." States Tyler Maggi, Springfield Market President.

Because they are locally owned, Table Rock Community Bank's principal focus and dedication remains on supporting the businesses and economic health of the communities they serve. Their employees serve and volunteer throughout the community and are always willing to give their time to make it a better place to live and work. The opening of the new branch will not only enhance the availability of its banking service but also serve as a testament to Table Rock Community Bank's growing legacy in Missouri. 

“We are excited to enter and open a branch in Springfield. Our team already has a culture and dedication to serving our customers, communities and each other in our existing markets. As we expand into Springfield, we will continue our culture of service. I am thankful for all the hard work, care, and devotion our team has provided to make this expansion happen.” Said Charles Hachtel, CEO

About Table Rock Community Bank: Table Rock Community Bank is a subsidiary of Alton Bancshares, Inc., a member of FDIC with locations in Kimberling City, Branson West, and Crane, MO. They are locally owned with all decisions made right here in our community.  Table Rock Community Bank and First Community Bank of the Ozarks have applied to merge both banks and anticipate a merge date in the fourth quarter of this year (subject to regulatory approval). This will make a 7 branch network spread out across southern Missouri. For more information, you are encouraged to visit the bank at its new location or go to the website at

Table Rock Community Bank, building your financial future on a Rock-Solid foundation.

Table Rock Community Bank 2024 Scholarship Program

The Table Rock Community Bank scholarship program is designed to invest in the next generation of Rock Solid community leaders. Four (4) $1,000 one-time scholarships will be given to qualifying high school seniors. One scholarship will be awarded to a student at each of the following high schools: Blue Eye, Crane, Galena, Reeds Spring.

Deadline: April 12, 2024

The Requirements are as follows:
  • Applicants must plan to study in fields related to: Business or Finance
  • Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement and
  • community involvement.
  • Applicants must enroll in an accredited institution which provides a minimum two-year college
  • program.
  • Applicants must possess a cumulative GPA of a "C" or higher at the time of application.
  • Applicants do not need to be a customer of Table Rock Community Bank to apply.
  • Employees and employees' immediate families are not eligible to win.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Here are four tips to follow to help everyone increase their protection of themselves online.

 1- Enable Multi-Factor Authentication - MFA can take several different forms, including:

    • Inputting an extra PIN (personal identification number) as well as your password
    • The answer to an extra security question like “What town did you go to high school in?”
    • A code sent to your email or texted to your device that you must enter within a short span of time
    • Biometric identifiers like facial recognition or fingerprint scan
    • A standalone app that requires you to approve each attempt to access an account 
    • An additional code either emailed to an account or texted to a mobile number
    • A secure token – a separate piece of physical hardware, like a key fob, that verifies a person’s identity with a database or system

2- Use Strong Passwords – No matter what accounts they protect, all passwords should be created with these 3 guiding principles:

a)     Long– Every one of your passwords should be at least 12 characters long.

b)     Unique– Each account needs to be protected with its own unique password. Never reuse passwords. This way, if one of your accounts is compromised, your other accounts remain secured. We’re talking really unique, not just changing one character, or adding a “2” at the end – to really trick up hackers, none of your passwords should look alike.

c)      Complex– Each unique password should be a combination of upper-case letters, lowercase letters, numbers and special characters (like >,!?). Again, remember each password should be at least 12 characters long. Some websites and apps will even let you include spaces.  

3- Recognize Phishing

a)     Does it contain an offer that’s too good to be true? 

b)     Does it include language that’s urgent, alarming, or threatening? 

c)      Is it poorly crafted writing riddled with misspellings and bad grammar?

d)     Is the greeting ambiguous or very generic? 

e)     Does it include requests to send personal information?

f)       Does it stress an urgency to click on an unfamiliar hyperlinks or attachment?

g)     Is it a strange or abrupt business request?

h)     Does the sender’s e-mail address match the company it’s coming from? Look for little misspellings like or

4- Update Your Software - Update often.

Always keep your software updated when updates becomes available and don’t delay. These updates fix general software problems and provide new security patches where criminals might get in. You can be sure the bad guys are always looking for new ways to get to your data through software, so updating your software is an easy way to stay a step ahead.

Top Cybersecurity Tips for Vacations

As the holiday season approaches, millions of people will be traveling. If you are among the many, here are some tips to help keep you cyber savvy and safe.

Mobile Devices

Bring as few devices as you can. The fewer devices you bring while traveling, the fewer devices that can be lost or stolen. In fact, did you know that you are far more likely to lose a mobile device than have it stolen? Whenever leaving a hotel room, restaurant, taxi cab, train or airplane, do a quick device check and make sure you have all of your devices. Don’t forget to have friends or family traveling with you to double check for their devices too, like children who may leave a device behind on a seat or in a restaurant. As for the devices you choose to bring, make sure you update them so they are running the latest operating system and apps. Keep the screen lock enabled. If possible, ensure you have some way to remotely track your devices if they are lost. In addition, you may want the option to remotely wipe the device. That way if a device is lost or stolen, you can remotely track and/or wipe all your sensitive data and accounts from the device. Finally, do a backup of any devices you take with you, so if one is lost or stolen, you can easily recover your data. 

Wi-Fi Connections

When traveling, you may need to connect to a public Wi-Fi network. Keep in mind you often have no idea who configured that Wi-Fi network, who is monitoring it or how, and who else is connected to it. Instead of connecting to a public Wi-Fi network, whenever possible connect to and use the personal hotspot feature of your smartphone. This way you know you have a trusted Wi-Fi connection. If that is not possible and you need to connect to a public Wi-Fi network (such as at an airport, hotel, or cafe), use a Virtual Private Network, often called a VPN. This is software you install on your laptop or mobile devices to help protect and anonymize your Wi-Fi connection. Some VPN solutions include settings to automatically enable the VPN when connecting to non-trusted Wi-Fi networks.

Public Computers 

Avoid using public computers, such as those in hotel lobbies or at coffee shops, to log into any accounts or access sensitive information. You don’t know who used that computer before you, and they may have infected it accidentally or deliberately with malware, such as a keystroke logger. Stick to devices you control and trust. 

Social Media

We love to update others about our travels and adventures through social media, but we don’t always know who every friend or viewer is online. Avoid oversharing while on vacation as much as possible and consider waiting to share your trip until you’re home. Additionally, don’t post pictures of boarding passes, driver’s licenses, or passports as this can lead to identity theft.