American Business Awards honors Pioneer Services' website with Gold Stevie named best in Financial Services category

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (09-27-13), the website of Pioneer Services, military division of MidCountry Bank, has been honored with a Gold "Stevie" award for "Best Website -- Financial Services" in the 2013 American Business Awards, beating out sites from John Hancock Mutual Funds and Northwestern Mutual in the same category. The award was given out during a gala event held in San Francisco Sept. 16. Recipients in other categories included Lifelock, Accenture, CIGNA, and Cisco systems.

"We've been serving military families for more than 25 years, and our new website now makes it easier and faster for them to get the financial education or financial services help they need, and from any device," said Randy Freese, director of marketing for Pioneer Services. "The result is an award-winning website that works better from beginning to end, has more robust features, and includes expanded content like a new informational blog and financial education video and audio podcasts."

In addition to an American Business Award, has also received an Interactive Media Award, a Sitecore Award, and an APEX Award of Excellence.

"This award recognizes our team's on-going efforts, their expertise, and their commitment to military families," added Freese. "The new site has received numerous awards and recognition for its helpful content and ease-of-use, and we're proud to that our company continues to be recognized as one of the best in the banking and financial services industry."