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Pete Fulkerson honored as newest Fritschle Award winner

First Bank employee Pete Fulkerson was recently honored as our newest Fritschle Award winner! This esteemed award, named after our President/CEO, is given each quarter to the employee who best exemplifies our core values. As part of the award, First Bank donates $500 to the award winner’s organization/cause of their choice. Pete chose the Groff Memorial Library & Museum in Grayville as his beneficiary. An additional $280 was donated from a recent employee “jeans day”! The check presentation took place today at the library. Pictured here, left to right, Chris Potter (First Bank), Kathleen Rister (Groff Memorial Library & Museum), Pete Fulkerson (First Bank) and Al Fritschle (First Bank, President/CEO).

First Bank Honoree Makes Donation to St. Vincent Center for Children

Earlier this month, 25-year veteran of First Bank, Katrena Koontz, was honored as our newest Fritschle Award winner. This honorable award, named after our President/CEO, is given each quarter to the employee who best exemplifies our core values.

As part of the award, First Bank donates $500 to the award winner’s organization/cause of their choice. Katrena chose St. Vincent Center for Children in hopes of “making a sick child smile.”

Pictured here, left to right, is Tracie Young (First Bank), Katrena Koontz (First Bank), Adam Trinkle (St. Vincent), and Al Fritschle (First Bank, President/CEO).

First Bank Rated 5-Stars by Bauer Financial

BauerFinancial, Coral Gables, Florida recently rated First Bank as 5-Star Superior. This rating is based on financial data and indicates that First Bank is a dependable and financially sound bank and one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation.

Since 1893, First Bank has been committed to providing the best of banking to families and businesses in Southeast Illinois and Southwest Indiana. We are honored and incredibly proud of this recognition.

BauerFinancial, Inc. is the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union firm.

First Bank Honored by Institute for Extraordinary Banking®

Extrodinary Banking Awards 2016 - Extraordinary Bank of the Year Overall FinalistFirst Bank was just named one of the top three extraordinary banks in the United States by the Institute for Extraordinary Banking®. First Bank was recognized with the Institute’s Overall Excellence Banky® Award for exemplary performance in five areas of banking – philanthropy, customer service, thought leadership, workplace culture and financial literacy education. First Bank was also named a finalist for the 2016 Extraordinary Banking™ Award – a top banking honor in the nation.

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Local First Insurance Agency Earns Esteemed Ranking

First Insurance Agency proudly announces today it has earned an esteemed ranking of 40th on Auto-Owners Life Insurance’s 2013 Production Leaders list.

This was accomplished as a result of First Insurance’s production of life, annuity and long term care policies last year. This is a n incredible achievement considering Auto Owners has over 19,000 agents representing the company.

“We are so honored to earn this top ranking from Auto-Owners. We work tirelessly to take great care of our clients. As a result, we’ve built wonderful trust with our clients and they are very loyal. We are grateful for that,” said Rick Davis, Manager of First Insurance Agency.

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