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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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SIM Swap Scams: How to Protect Yourself

October 24, 2019

October 23, 2019 by Alvaro Puig, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC If your cell phone is your go-to device for checking your email, paying your bills, or posting to social media, you’re not alone. So imagine that your cell phone suddenly…

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Filthy Rich? How About Dirty Money?!

May 22, 2019

Dirty Money: New Research Reveals the Filthiness of Our Cash, Cards, & Coins Using a scientific device that tests for the amount of germs on a given surface, the team at LendEDU tested our debit & credit cards, cash, and…

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We Have a Winner!

May 15, 2019

First Farmers State Bank is very pleased to announce that Olympia High School senior Hannah Birkey has been named the second-place winner for Group 7 of Community Bankers Association of Illinois; First Farmers sponsored Birkey for the contest. She has…

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