Category Archives: First Bank in the Community

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).

Business Debit Holiday Sweepstakes Winner Announced

Congratulations go out to Bryan Harms of Norris City, IL! He was randomly chosen as our winner of a $500 MasterCard gift card as part of our Business Debit Card Holiday Sweepstakes!

Pictured left to right is Keith Hoskins (First Bank), Bryan Harms, Bev Vaught (First Bank), and Jody Romig (First Bank).

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 Welcomes Bryce Taylor, Relationship Banker

Bryce Taylor, Relationship Banker

First Bank proudly welcomes Bryce Taylor to its Posey County Business Banking Team!

Bryce comes to First Bank from Rabo AgriFinance where he was a Relationship Manager. He has over 9 years of agricultural lending experience with past positions in Business Development and Financial Services.

He earned his B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Southern Indiana, and is a 2004 graduate of Princeton Community High School.

Bryce volunteers at the LST 325, and was born and raised in Princeton, Indiana.

Bryce can be reached at (812) 831-3522 or at BTaylor@FirstBank.bz. Please join First Bank in welcoming him to the team!