First Farmers State Bank will observe these special hours during this holiday season:
Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013: CLOSED
Christmas Eve, December 24, 2013: OPEN UNTIL 12PM
Christmas Day, December 25, 2013: CLOSED
New Year's Eve, December 31, 2013: OPEN UNTIL 3PM
New Year's Day, January 1, 2014: CLOSED
We will be open for business with regular hours on all other days.
First Farmers wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous 2014!
Bring in your non-perishable food items between now and mid-December and we'll deliver them to a food pantry in each of our communities:
MINIER: Minier Food Pantry
DELAVAN: Emergency Services and Disaster Agency (ESDA)
BLOOMINGTON: Home Sweet Home Mission Food Pantry
Jeans Day fundraisers will be held November 29-30 and December 13-14 with funds benefiting these three organizations. If you would like to make a monetary donation, we will gladly accept it and add it to the total presented to the food pantries in mid-December.
Help First Farmers State Bank fill up the shelves of our local food pantries this holiday season and help our Central Illinois friends in need!
Congratulations to Vice President Steve Timmermann, who was recently awarded a diploma at commencement exercises during the Graduate School of Banking's 69th annual session at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Timmermann earned a Finance degree from Illinois State University in 1998. He has been with First Farmers at our Bloomington branch since 2006 and has twenty years of banking experience.
The Graduate School of Banking, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and state bankers associations across the central United States, was established in 1945 to provide bankers an opportunity for advanced study and research in banking, economics and leadership. Instruction takes place during two-week resident sessions for three consecutive summers, along with comprehensive study between summer resident sessions. The curriculum focuses on managing strategic issues faced by banking executives and financial services industry professionals.
The Graduate School of Banking enrolls approximately 550 professionals each year. Over 85 esteemed academicians, economists, government officials, and industry professionals comprise the School’s faculty.
Timmermann and his wife, Karen, have two children and live in rural Bloomington.
Profile photo above: Agronomist Mike Toohill from Diversified Services, Inc (center), and First Farmers' Joe Conroy (left) and Brian Davis (right).
First Farmers State Bank was pleased to host three recent Field Day events during the month of August. Recovering from the severe 2012 drought and with some concerns about the shortage of rainfall this growing season, Mike Toohill, Jim Beck, and Rich Morrison from Diversified Services, Inc. were invited to share their expertise and observations with local producers.
(Left to right) First Farmers' Brock Westbrook, Brian Davis and Joe Conroy.
The Field Days were held at the Troyer farm in rural Minier, the King farm in rural Normal, and the Zimmer farm in rural San Jose.
Mike, an agronomist with Diversified Services, discussed the challenges of the 2013 growing season, provided yield estimates, and gave an overview of the current crop status for …
First Farmers is a proud supporter of McLean and Tazewell County 4-H!
Several First Farmers employees are 4-H "alums" themselves!
Although the county fairs have recently ended, the new 4-H year begins soon. 4-H has deep agriculture roots, but it offers so many other things to do as well. If you have kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews looking to learn something new, form some lasting friendships and have fun at the same time, consider 4-H. There's bound to be a club near you!
For more information, check out the following...
Just a friendly reminder that the final installment of property taxes is due soon!
First Farmers accepts payments for McLean and Tazewell Counties, but please be sure you include your bill with the payment so that it is properly credited.
Also, be advised that First Farmers does not accept late payments and cannot resolve issues regarding the amount or answer questions about your specific bill. Those matters need to be addressed with the appropriate taxing authority:
Join First Farmers State Bank for one of three August FIELD DAY events!
Speakers from Diversified Services, Inc. will provide valuable agronomy and marketing information and an update on the status of Central Illinois agriculture. First Farmers employees will be on hand to discuss any specific crop insurance or general banking questions you may have.
Sign up today!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 AT TROYER FARM
Rt. 122 and Lauster Rd., Minier IL 61759
RSVP by August 6
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 AT KING FARM
21024 E 1600 North Rd, Normal IL 61761
RSVP by August 13
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 AT ZIMMER FARM
229 2800th St, San Jose IL 62682
RSVP by August 20
Time is 8-10am each day -- RAIN OR SHINE.
Donuts and beverages will be provided.
First Farmers' Vice President Jerry Kerber was recently elected Board President of the Illinois State University's Alumni Association for the 2013-2014 term.
Jerry has always been a passionate and ardent supporter of Illinois State and has volunteered with various University organizations over the years. In addition to the Alumni Association, he is also a past President and Board Member of the Ag Alumni Association and past President the Redbird Club (now the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund).
In addition to ISU, Jerry has been active with the McLean County Chamber of Commerce (Chamber’s Ag Council) and the University of Illinois Extension for McLean County (now includes Livingston and Woodford Counties). He is a past President of the County Extension and current Extension Foundation Board Member. Last but not least, he is a fierce St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan!
The Alumni Association serves approximately 190,000 known living university alums. If you would like to know more about ISU’s Alumni Association, especially if you happen to be an alum, please visit their website.
A new journey begins...
First Farmers State Bank congratulates all of our local high school graduates! With diploma in hand, new opportunities await you.
First Farmers, your local community bank in Bloomington, wants to help you get your financial start. Whether you need a checking or savings account or start an IRA with your summer job income, contact us today! And we'll be here to provide high-quality service long after your accounts are opened.
It's that time of year again.
The first installment of property taxes are now due. You can pay your property taxes at any of First Farmers 3 banking locations. We accept tax payments for McLean and Tazewell Counties, but please be sure you present your tax bill with your payment. Pay now to avoid a late fee!
If you would like to pay both installments now, we will gladly accept both, but be advised that we will not accept any late payments. Any payments paid after the due date need to be sent directly to the appropriate Treasurer's Office
Any specific questions regarding your bill should be directed to the applicable Treasurer's Office:
- MCLEAN COUNTY TREASURER
Rebecca C. McNeil, Treasurer
115 E. Washington St., Room M101
Bloomington, IL 61701
- TAZEWELL COUNTY TREASURER
Mary Burress, Treasurer
11 S. Fourth St., Suite 308
Pekin, IL 61554
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