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Watch Out for COVID Fraud!

February 3, 2021

COVID-19 is creating an opportunity for many forms of fraud. Over the past year fraud has popped up impacting unemployment insurance, home loans, and many other financial items in your life. First Farmers State Bank is committed to helping our…

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2020 Special Holiday Hours

December 14, 2020

Special Holiday Hours for December and January are as follows: Thursday December 24- Lobby and Drive Up open until Noon Friday December 25- Closed Saturday December 26- Closed   Thursday December 31- Lobby and Drive Up open until 5:00 PM…

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First Farmers State Bank to Merge with Bank of Pontiac

December 4, 2020

Contacts: Bank of Pontiac:                     Bill Kauffman, President and Chief Executive Officer – 815-844-6155 First Farmers State Bank:   Brian Schroeder, President and Chief Executive Officer – 309-392-2623 December 1, 2020 –Bank of…

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Lobby Closing/Access

November 14, 2020

  The health and well-being of our customers, employees and communities are our top priorities.  Because of Coronavirus Covid-19 health threat, we are limiting face to face contact in our lobbies by closing them to the public except for by…

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Threatening Phone Scams are Targeting Parents and Immigrants

October 22, 2020

October 19, 2020 by Cristina Miranda Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Two disturbing phone scams have popped up on the FTC’s radar. Both scams have one thing in common: they want to trick (and scare) you out of…

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Scholarship Opportunity!!

October 8, 2020

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! First Farmers State Bank is proud to promote the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) Foundation’s Annual Essay Scholarship Contest!  The contest increases awareness of locally owned banks and their contributions to their communities. Any high school…

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FIRST FARMERS STATE BANK RECOGNIZED AS A TOP AGRICULTURE LENDER IN NATION

July 23, 2020

Local Community Bank Ranked #13 in the Nation and #2 in Illinois [BLOOMINGTON, IL, July 22, 2020] First Farmers State Bank was recently announced on the Top Lenders List of 2020 by The Independent Community Bankers of America. They excelled…

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Introducing New Hours

May 8, 2020

Please note that effective June 1st, 2020 all First Farmers State Bank locations will have new lobby and drive up hours. Minier LOBBY Monday-Thursday:  9:00am – 4:00pm Friday:  9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday:  9:00am- Noon DRIVE-UP Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm Saturday:…

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Sign Up Today to Attend a Winter Ag Meeting

January 17, 2020

All local producers are invited to join us for a First Farmers Annual Winter Ag Meeting BLOOMINGTON:  FEBRUARY 14 Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center 1413 Leslie Dr. (Next door to FFSB) 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. MINIER: FEBRUARY 21…

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“Pass it On” at the Holidays

November 21, 2019

“Pass it On” at the holidays November 19, 2019 by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education Holidays often mean time with family and friends. If you’re looking for conversation starters that avoid tricky topics –…

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