Carlinville, IL – March 2023: BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s premier bank rating firm, is pleased to announce that CNB Bank & Trust, N.A. has earned its Top (5-Star) Rating for financial strength and stability.

Bauer rates every federally-insured U.S. chartered bank with the same strict standards, and CNB Bank & Trust, N.A. continues to outperform its peers. According to Karen Dorway, the president of BauerFinancial, “When we say ‘like having a friend in the banking business,’ it means loyalty and dedication. It’s a connection that you can rarely find in a big bank; but at CNB Bank & Trust, N.A., it comes naturally. A local bank means local decisions, made by people just like you.” 

Since its establishment in 1854, CNB Bank & Trust, N.A. has been a dedicated banking partner for the community for 169 years. Making connections and supporting the community has been its hallmark since inception. Being rated 5-Stars by BauerFinancial is the fruit of its labor – the best, most trusted, and most convenient place to go for a validated, statistical review of your bank’s financial strength.

Bank and Credit Union data compiled from financial data for the period noted, as reported to federal regulators. The financial data obtained from these sources is consistently reliable, although; the accuracy and completeness of the data cannot be guaranteed by BauerFinancial, Inc. Since 1983, BauerFinancial has relied upon this data in its judgment and in rendering its opinion (e.g. determination of star ratings). BauerFinancial, Inc. is not a financial advisor; it is an independent bank research firm. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at