We are proud to announce that BauerFinancial, Inc. has rated First Farmers a 5-star bank effective March 31, 2015!
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Congratulations to the Illinois State University Redbird football team on a spectacular season!
More than just a talented group of athletes, it's also a classy group of men. Click here to read about how they honored the father of an opposing team's player after his unexpected passing.
Congratulations to the Illinois State University Redbird Football team!
The Birds are headed to Frisco, TX to face off against fellow Missouri Valley Conference foe North Dakota State University in the 2015 NCAA Division 1 Football Championship on Saturday, January 10.
Click the Bird below for game details, including ticket and TV schedule information...
Get ready for the 2015 crop season, and join us for one of three Ag Outlook Meetings!
Representatives from Diversified Crop Insurance Services will be featured speakers at each event. They will provide the latest on the new Farm Bill and share their thoughts on the upcoming crop season. Crop insurance issues will be discussed as well.
Sign up for the event nearest you!
Harvest Cafe, 317 Locust St., Delavan
or call Matt at 309-244-9277
St. John's United Church of Christ, 302 Maple, Minier
or call Joe at 309-392-2623
Avanti's Italian Restaurant, 3302 E. Empire, Bloomington
First Farmers State Bank will observe these special hours during this holiday season:
Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014: CLOSED
Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014: OPEN UNTIL 12PM
Christmas Day, December 25, 2014: CLOSED
New Year's Eve, December 31, 2014: OPEN UNTIL 3PM
New Year's Day, January 1, 2015: CLOSED
We will be open for business with regular hours on all other days.
Giving the universal gift of cash?! Currency gift envelopes are available at all 3 branch locations until supplies run out.
First Farmers wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous 2015!
The holiday season is upon us! Before you start holiday shopping and decking the halls, be sure you know your daily debit card purchase and ATM withdrawal limits. During business hours, First Farmers Personal Bankers will be glad to answer any questions you have:
- BLOOMINGTON: (309) 663-6200
- DELAVAN: (309) 244-9277
- MINIER: (309) 392-2623
And keep tabs on your debit card transactions easily with the free SHAZAM BOLT$ app! Enroll your debit card and set up your preferences for the types of alerts you'd like to receive.
Happy holidays from First Farmers State Bank!
On Friday, October 10, members of the Olympia High School FFA chapter worked with First Farmers State Bank and Grainland Cooperative in Minier to provide meals for farmers.
The FFA grilled pork burgers donated by Darrell and Mary Lee Springer, and served apples donated by Christian Kropf Farms, and chips, cookies, and beverages donated by First Farmers. More than 100 free meals were served to farmers bringing their fall harvest into the elevator.
Many monetary donations were made to the Olympia FFA, and chapter members were very appreciative of the support from local farmers. All of the members who helped served the meals really enjoyed it and loved recognizing those who help to feed and fuel our world.
Pictured left to right are: Isaac Riegler (OHS), Josh Kindred (OHS), Shelby Gordon (OHS), Joe Conroy (First Farmers State Bank) Kathryn Justus (Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor), Rachael Koch (OHS), Bailey Hoerbert (OHS), and Jenna Kindred (OHS).
First Farmers State Bank is participating in the scholarship essay competition sponsored by the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) Foundation for Community Banking. All high school seniors intent on pursuing higher education are encouraged to apply!
A total of $23,000 will be awarded to Illinois high school students, and there will be winners from each of CBAI’s 13 regions around the state. The top monetary prize of $4,000 ($1,000 a year for up to four years of higher education) will be given to the student whose essay is judged the best from among the state regions. This year’s essay theme is “The Importance of Community Banking”. The first- and second-place essay winners from the other regions will be awarded $1,000 and $500, respectively. Also, an additional $500 will be awarded to the school of the overall state winner.
Please drop off the completed application with TWO copies of your written essay to one of our three banking locations no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 22, 2015. First Farmers will …
As part of its ongoing commitment to the community, First Farmers State Bank added its support to an event for some of Bloomington-Normal's future business leaders. On October 13, Greg Forbes Siegman, Founder & CEO of The 11-10-02 Foundation, appeared at Illinois State University and delivered the Bright IDEA Learning Series lecture. The annual event is co-sponsored by the George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at ISU and the Millikin University Center for Entrepreneurship. Siegman, whose real-life story serves as the basis for The Silhouette Man by Jillip Paxson, focused his talk on innovation, thinking methodologies and the search for meaningful ideas. To further encourage the students to give thought to what they can do to develop innovative businesses with a positive social impact, First Farmers purchased copies of The Silhouette Man for selected attendees.
The annual Bright IDEA Learning Series lecture (and a class visit) for the Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Illinois State University featuring speaker Greg Forbes Siegman (back
row left). First Farmers State Bank ordered copies of The Silhouette Man for selected students.
Cardholder Notice from First Farmers State Bank regarding SHAZAM BOLT$
Beginning October 22, any transaction alerts you receive through the SHAZAM BOLT$ mobile app will come to you via a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure you receive these emails in a timely manner — and to prevent them from being delivered to your Spam or Junk folder — please review your filter settings and make any changes necessary to ensure the email address is marked as safe to be delivered to your Inbox.
If you have any questions, please call your local Branch at:
- Minier (309)392-2623,
- Delavan (309)244-9277,
- Bloomington (309)663-6200, OR
- Toll Free (800)441-2265
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