First Bank Makes School Card Check Presentation to Grayville Schools

June 5, 2018

First Bank Branch Manager, Chris Potter, presented a check today to Sarah Emery, Superintendent at Grayville Schools.

The donation was another payout from First Bank’s School Spirit Debit Card program whereby checking accountholders earn cash for Grayville Schools every time they swipe their Bison Debit Card!

Golfing to Benefit Gibson County Habitat for Humanity

June 1, 2018

A big thank you to Oakland City University for manning the First Bank team at the annual golf outing to benefit Gibson County Habitat for Humanity! Couldn’t have asked for better weather or a better team! Thank you to Mikel Breeden, David Hose, Nick Virden and Joe Hinton! Another great Habitat fundraiser in the books!

Business Debit Holiday Sweepstakes Winner Announced

January 9, 2018

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

November 22, 2017

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

October 5, 2017

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.