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Unleashed is excited to announce another winner from the 2020 awards season. Extraco Banks was honored with a Vega Award in the banking website category.  

Honored with a Vega Centauri Award, Extraco Banks utilizes their web presence as the core of its digital marketing efforts. The website’s vibrant, engaging, and responsive design engages visitors and has now earned a Davey Award and Vega Award in their banking website categories. 

“Extraco Banks understands that a customer-friendly website is a vital part of providing the valuable financial services our communities want and need,” said Libby Cain, Senior Vice President, Manager Mission and Marketing Strategy at Extraco Banks. “This award is a recognition of our commitment to work with Unleashed to continue to grow and evolve our website and deliver value to our customers.”  

While the Unleashed Team is proud of the recognition, the real value is reflected in how the site supports the banks’ client services and community engagement. For example, in response to the pandemic, the Extraco staff – supported by the Unleashed team – set up forms to facilitate curbside service. For business customers, the digitization of the change order process allowed Extraco Banks to provide smooth drive-through or curbside services to clients during a stressful time.  

The website was also pivotal in communications around the rollout of several new video teller ExtraBanker machines, which provide diverse services, including the ability to speak to a live banker.   

“We are proud to deliver a website that meets our clients' needs and fuels their business,” said Unleashed President Michael Spinosa said. “The Vega Award and similar recognition are only extra gratification and confirmation we are meeting and exceeding industry standards.” 

While the Unleashed awards cabinet becomes more crowded, the team is still thrilled to be recognized for its work.  The firm has secured five w3Awards, six Davey awards, and seven communicator awards over the past few years, but this will be the company’s first Vega Award.  Unlike other web development and design awards, the Vega Awards showcase talent on a global scale, conferring winner's worldwide recognition. The awards hosted by the International Awards Associate offer 800 digital categories and received over 40,000 entries.

About Unleashed 

Headquartered in Columbia, Md., Unleashed is a leading web development and digital services firm in the U.S. with commercial and non-profit clients nationwide. The company serves enterprise clients in diverse commercial segments, such as banks and manufacturing companies, online retailers, and business-oriented trade associations. Non-profit clients include military and veterans’ organizations, national and state trade associations, and publishing and educational institutions. As global leaders in open-source web technologies, Unleashed was recently named a top 10 global leader in delivering professional services and has been recognized six years a row as the top design and development firm for both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. Visit to learn more. 

About Extraco Banks

Extraco Banks and its affiliate companies are dedicated to building people, businesses, and communities. Since the Great Recession, Extraco has extended over $2 billion in loans to 25,000 customers, while financially supporting over 1,275 community organizations working to create economic vibrancy, job growth, and overall quality of life to our communities across central Texas. Founded as a cotton warehousing company, Extraco, at $1.4 billion in assets, is the largest and most comprehensive locally owned bank between Dallas and Austin, serving our customers’ banking, mortgage, insurance, and wealth & trust needs with creative and innovative excellence.