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First Bank ‘Leading Women’ Featured in Evansville Business

As featured in upcoming Evansville Business, August/September 2019 issue:

VP and Business Relationship Officer Christy Walker, VP and Business Relationship Officer Beth Clark, President and CPA Nikki Roser, and SVP and Business Relationship Officer Donna Hodgson.

Statistically, women account for just 15% of executive roles in the financial industry. Not at First Bank. These four superstars have more than earned their spots in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

With 107 years of combined banking experience, these leading women of First Bank know business banking. From their unwavering commitment to service and relationships to their understanding of business operations, they are truly the epitome of First Bank’s core values – honesty, integrity and humility.

Many of our women-owned business clients prefer to work alongside Nikki, Donna, Christy and Beth as they are able to provide a unique level of understanding. This especially holds true for Nikki and Beth as both of their families are multi-generation business owners. Combine that with Donna’s specialized expertise in agriculture to help local farmers thrive, along with Christy’s ability to bring businesses together as recent President and member of the Rotary Club of Evansville, makes this team a force to be reckoned with.

Our founders built First Bank in 1893 with a mission to provide strong financial futures for businesses and families. Today, we are a community bank, and every day these leading women live our mantra – Making Great Things Happen.

Larissa Hays Named Newest Fritschle Award Winner

First Bank employee Larissa Hays was recently awarded the honorable Fritschle Award, which recognizes an exceptional employee who exemplifies our core values. As part of the award, First Bank donates $500 to the winner’s nonprofit beneficiary of their choice. Larissa chose to gift her dollars to the City of Carmi K-9 Fund.

The Carmi Police Department is currently in the process of retiring current K-9, Orest, who is suffering from health issues and it has been recommended Orest be retired. Local police are asking for the community’s help in replacing Orest.

Here is Al Fritschle (Chairman of the Board & CEO) and Larissa presenting the check to Chief of Police, Jason Carter.

Carter said if you are able to support the program in any way, all donations are appreciated. Donations can be made in any manner and checks should be made payable to the Carmi Police Department K-9 Fund. The donations can be dropped off at the police department at 108 North Main Cross Street, Carmi, IL 62821 or mailed.

First Bank 125th Anniversary Summer Tour Announced!

First Bank has been Making Great Things Happen for families, businesses and our communities for 125 years, and it’s time to celebrate!

To thank you for making First Bank your bank, please join us at one of our 125th Anniversary Summer Tour Stops!

At each tour stop, you will enjoy:

-Complimentary lunch from 11am-1pm
-Commemorative 125th First Bank Summer Tour t-shirts for the first 125 guests
-$125 cash giveaway to support a local nonprofit
-Games and prizes

June 15: Carmi
June 22: Poseyville
June 29: Grayville
July 13: Mt Vernon
July 20: Evansville Eagle Crest
July 27: Evansville Red Bank
August 3: Princeton
August 10: Mt Carmel

We look forward to seeing you on our Summer Tour!

June 15-Some of our Carmi crew at our first Summer Tour stop! It was a pleasure serving and visiting with our clients and friends!

June 22-Poseyville Branch Manager, Carol Collins, and Storm from 93.5 DUKE FM sounded great on the radio talking about our 125th anniversary.

June 29-It was a scorcher out, but we had a blast grilling up lunch for clients in Grayville and celebrating our 125th anniversary!

July 13-Free commemorative t-shirts, sweet treats, and lunch from Acropolis Restaurant & Catering made our 125th anniversary celebration so much fun at our Mt. Vernon branch!

July 20-Another fun Summer Tour stop took place at Eagle Crest! Lunch from Acropolis, delicious sweets, cornhole, and best of all… visiting with our clients and friends!