Category Archives: First Bank in the News

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!

First Bank Donates Debit Card Proceeds to Grayville Schools

Grayville Branch Manager, Chris Potter, presents a check to Grayville Schools Superintendent, Sarah Emery. The donation is the third annual payout from First Bank’s School Spirit Debit Card program whereby checking accountholders are able to earn cash for Grayville Schools every time they swipe their Bison Debit Card!

The Grayville Bison Debit Card is available to retail clients who have a First Bank checking account.

Show your school spirit! Stop by First Bank to get your Grayville Bison Debit Card today! For more information, please call (618) 375-2200.

First Bank Supports Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters, the vast majority of which are home fires. So they set a goal to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries in the US by 25% by 2020. Much progress has been made, but more help is needed, and First Bank is proud to make a donation to this worthy cause!

L to R: Tracie Irvin Young and Brandee Brinker Scott (both with First Bank), Theo Boots (Executive Director, American Red Cross, Southern Indiana), and Jerry Prow, Kyle Anslinger, and Al Fritschle (all with First Bank).