First Farmers will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day, but we will observe regular business hours on all other days during the season.
To help those in need this season, each First Farmers location will hold two employee jeans day fundraisers to benefit the following local causes:
MINIER: Community Claus (monetary donations only)
DELAVAN: Emergency Service Disaster Agency (monetary and dry good donations)
BLOOMINGTON: Home Sweet Home Ministries (monetary donations only)
If you would like to contribute to one of these causes, we will gratefully accept
It’s never too early to think about Christmas, and the Olympia Kiwanis Club is busy making preparations for the 2017 parade. This year's theme is "Celebrating Christmas -- 150 Years".
This year’s Christmas Parade will culminate Minier’s year-long celebration of its Sesquicentennial. Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 2 when the parade will step off at 2 p.m. on north Main Street. Father Minier and Santa will be on hand for the celebration.
Churches, clubs, organizations and businesses are encouraged to build a float to enter in the parade
Our own Joe Conroy and his family were featured in this recent Agrinews article!
Horses to Horsepower:
WWII Veteran Keeps Combine Rolling
MINONK, Ill. — A World War II veteran recently began harvesting his 64th crop near the home where he and his wife raised their family.
John “Jack” Conroy, who turns 97 years young on Oct. 31, was operating the combine, while his son, Ed, 65, was handling grain cart duties. The father-son duo farm about 1,000 acres.
It’s a chore Jack looks forward to every year.
The Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) Foundation recently announced its annual essay scholarship contest and First Farmers State Bank is pleased to promote this opportunity. The contest increases awareness of locally owned community banks and the contributions to their communities. Any high school senior who intends to pursue higher education is encouraged to apply.
The packet PDF includes contest rules and essay criteria and our sponsor contact info. Be sure to read through the rules carefully
Good changes are coming for users of First Farmers State Bank's Visa credit card!
If you are an existing user* of a First Farmers State Bank credit card (issued through Fifth Third Bank), we want to let you know that First Farmers is now partnering with TCM Bank N.A. This impacts credit cards only---debit cards and other products are unaffected by this change. There is nothing you need to do until you receive your new card the week of November 6, and you can continue using your existing card in the future.
What is the remaining timeline
Equifax Security Breach
You have surely heard about the Equifax security breach that recently became big news (but actually occurred in July).
What you should KNOW?
- 143 million Americans had their Social Security number, birth date, address, and driver’s license number stolen from Equifax. This information can be used to open a new line of credit using your identity.
- Equifax and the other credit bureaus provide your personal data to your lender when you apply for a loan. Your lender may also provide data about your payment activities to the credit
Just a quick reminder that First Farmers State Bank will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen with normal banking hours on Tuesday, September 5. Although our buildings are closed, remember...
online and mobile banking are available!
If you haven't gone mobile yet, download the FREE* First Farmers Mobile Banking app for your Android or Apple mobile device! It's available at Google Play and the iTunes Store.* Connectivity and data usage rates may apply. Contact your wireless service provider for more details.
This year's Minier Corn Daze was a little extra special as it also celebrated Minier's Sesquicentennial!
Numerous weekend activities were planned for August 5-6, including Fire Department water fights, a community softball tournament, 5K race/1-mile Family Fun Run, tractor pull, vendor booths, performers in the park, free sweet corn, other great festival food and more.
For many years, First Farmers employees from the Minier branch have volunteered in the bank booth, handing out freebies, greeting visitors and taking entries for a prize
Just a friendly reminder!
If you have not yet paid the second installment of property taxes, they are due soon!
Payments will be accepted for both McLean and Tazewell Counties until the close of business on Friday, September 1 at all three First Farmers State Bank branches. We cannot accept payments after that time.
If you have a question or dispute regarding your tax bill, you will need to contact your county treasurer directly:
McLean County Treasurer
Rebecca C. McNeil
115 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Tazewell County Treasurer
11 S. Fourth St., Suite 308
Pekin, IL 61554
Maintenance to our online banking platform is scheduled to take place from 11:01pm CST on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, through 5:00am CST on Thursday, August 10, 2017.
During this timeframe, Online Banking®, Business Online and Mobile Banking may be unavailable.
After the upgrade, you may be prompted to answer one of your security questions.
Please contact us if you have questions.
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