First Farmers State Bank

4001 GE Road Bloomington, IL 61704 (309) 663-6200

301 Locust Street Delavan, IL 61734 (309) 244-9277

101 S. Main Avenue Minier, IL 61759 (309) 392-2623

P.O. Box 800 Minier, IL 61759

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(Posted Wednesday @ 8:35 AM )
Last Chance to Win a Weber!

First Farmers customers... if you haven't submitted your entry into one of our Weber grill drawings yet, you have one last chance!

Our final drawing will take place in Delavan on Thursday, September 3. You can drop off your entry slip at the Delavan branch or call (309)244-9277 to be entered.

And if you're in the area, be sure to stop in at the Delavan branch between 11am-1pm Friday, September 4 for our 18th annual Customer Appreciation Cookout! Get a hot dog from one of our "First Farmers Grillmasters", chips, drink and dessert. As part of our 140th anniversary year, we'll be serving birthday cake!

Come for a free lunch and visit with staff and other customers... We'd love to see you all there!

Thank you to all of our customers for your business. We appreciate your loyalty!

(Posted August 21st 2015 @ 4:55 PM )
Proudly Supporting Green Top Grocery

The Bloomington-Normal community will soon have another food-buying choice, and First Farmers is proud to help support it!

Green Top Grocery will be a full-service grocery store offering locally sourced and sustainably raised food. Although our community is fortunate to have Farmers Markets, there are several local farmers who produce more than can be sold at those venues. Green Top will provide them with an alternative for selling their products and provide the public with opportunities to eat healthy and support the local producers who feed us. 

Green Top will be located at 921 E. Washington St. in Bloomington near Beer Nuts, Inc. in a development called The Foundry. The location will be in a USDA-designated "food desert" and provide food options to an area of our community that is underserved.

Learn more about Green Top's location!

Unlike other grocery store outlets, Green Top is a cooperative. To learn more about a co-op or to become an owner, click here.

(Posted August 14th 2015 @ 12:40 PM )
It's That Time of Year... Again!

It's said that nothing is permanent except death and taxes. And the second installment of property taxes are due soon!

All three First Farmers State Bank locations accept real estate tax payments for both McLean and Tazewell Counties. Both counties require the second installment payments to be made no later than Tuesday, September 1. Payments received after September 1 are subject to an interest penalty.

Questions or disputes regarding your bill must be directed to the McLean County Treasurer's Office or the Tazewell County Treasurer's Office. First Farmers cannot resolve these matters for you.

Payments can be made inside the bank and via the drive-up during regular bank hours or in our night depositories.

(Posted July 9th 2015 @ 10:00 PM )
2015 Field Days

Join us for one of our annual Field Days!

First Farmers is happy to once again have representatives from Diversified Crop Insurance Services to share their expertise and observations with local ag producers.

Download our event flyer invite!

Choose a date and sign up to attend!

Friday, August 7
Zimmer Farm
229 2800th St., San Jose
Contact Matt Allen (309)244-9277

Friday, August 14
King Farm
21024 E 1600 North Rd, Normal
Contact Brian Davis (309)663-6200

Friday, August 21
Troyer Farm
IL Rt. 122 and Lauster Rd., Minier
Contact Joe Conroy (309)392-2623

 

(Posted July 9th 2015 @ 9:45 PM )
Win a Weber

We are hosting our 18th annual Customer Appreciation Cookouts, and again, all customers have a chance to register to win one of three Weber grills!

COOKOUT DATES

Minier
Friday, July 31
Minier Firehouse

Delavan
Friday, September 4
Delavan Bank Location

11am-1pm both days

GRILL DRAWING* DATES

Minier
Thursday, July 30

Bloomington
Thursday, August 13

Delavan
Thursday, September 3

All grills are 22" Weber Original Kettle (TM) grills. 

*Each customer can register 1 time for the drawing of their choice. If you miss one drawing, just ask for your entry form to be entered into a future drawing. Customer must use a bank-supplied entry slip.

(Posted June 18th 2015 @ 9:20 AM )
Hold It!

We are in the process of testing a new telephone on-hold messaging system. Please excuse any "hiccups" you may hear for the next few days if you are placed on hold! We greatly appreciate your patience and will do all we can to minimize the amount of time callers are on hold.

You should hear some First Farmers-specific messages, and we will be adding and changing them over the next week or so. The style and content of what you hear today may be different tomorrow or in a few days. However, if you experience dead air, please contact us at any of our three locations

Again, thank you for your patience!

(Posted May 28th 2015 @ 3:20 PM )

As we launch into summer and the season of storms, hurricanes and the like, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and First Farmers State Bank offer the following seven tips to help you get your financial documents in order before a natural disaster strikes.

“While the first priority is the safety of you and your family, knowing that your banking documents and private financial information are safe gives you one less thing to worry about during stressful times,” said ICBA Chairman Jack Hartings, president and CEO of The Peoples Bank Co., in Coldwater, Ohio. “Hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and other natural disasters can quickly remind us how important it is to be organized and have a plan. Having a financial preparedness plan will protect you and your family from the long-term effects of damaged, destroyed or lost financial documents.”

The following seven tips will help you prepare your financial information before a natural disaster occurs:

  • Keep marriage licenses, birth certificates, adoption papers, property deeds, wills, insurance policies, passports, Social Security cards, car titles or lease contracts, bank …
(Posted May 20th 2015 @ 1:05 PM )
Thanks for Military Service

First Farmers State Bank is grateful to all of the men and women who faithfully served our country in the armed forces. We deeply appreciate your service and the sacrifices you made.

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, we will be closed Monday, May 25. First Farmers will have regular bank hours on the preceding Saturday and Tuesday thereafter. 

(Posted May 20th 2015 @ 12:55 PM )
Congratulations, Graduates!

First Farmers wishes to congratulate all 2015 college and high school graduates!

Whether you're headed off to further your education, joining the work force or opting for military service, we wish you the best in all of your endeavors. Please contact us if you need assistance with any banking need --- establishing your checking or savings accounts, financing upcoming purchases and investing in your own individual retirement account are just a few ways we can help.

 

(Posted May 6th 2015 @ 4:30 PM )
Pay Your Property Taxes as First Farmers!

The first installment of property taxes is due soon!

All First Farmers State Bank locations accept property tax payments for both Tazewell and McLean Counties. Be sure your bill accompanies your payment, and we will remit your payment to the appropriate county.

You can pay both the first and second installments if you wish, but the deadline for the first installment is June 1.

If you have a question or a dispute about information on your tax bill, please contact the applicable county:

TAZEWELL COUNTY (MARY BURRESS, TREASURER)
11 S. Fourth St., Suite  308
McKenzie Building
Pekin, IL 61554
Phone: (309)477-2284
Business Hours:  8:00am - 5:00pm

MCLEAN COUNTY (REBECCA MCNEIL, TREASURER)
115 E. Washington St., Room M101
Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone:  (309)888-5180
Business Hours:  8:00am - 4:30pm

 

 

 

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