First National Bank and Trust Company to host 150th celebration
Clinton, IL, June 27, 2022 - Join First National Bank and Trust Company on Friday, July 29 in celebrating its 150th anniversary. A formal ribbon cutting will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a complimentary lunch to follow at the bank located at 2 Kelli Court, Clinton, IL.
Attendees are encouraged to come see the newly remodeled lobby and other bank memorabilia collectables currently on display. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and is open to the public.
Additionally, First National Bank and Trust Company received several special anniversary recognitions. The bank received plaques from both the Independent Community Bankers of America and the Community Bankers Association of Illinois commemorating the bank’s 150th anniversary.
Photo Caption: First National Bank and Trust Company President, Josh Shofner, is pictured with Jeff Rabenort, Vice President of Member Services for Community Bankers Association of Illinois who recently surprised the bank with a plaque commemorating its 150th anniversary.
“First National Bank and Trust Company’s 150th anniversary is quite an accomplishment, and the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) is proud to help commemorate this impressive milestone of one of our member banks. The bank not only meets the financial needs of local individuals and businesses but has been a mainstay in its community that people have come to count on for many generations,” said Senior Vice President of Communications of Community Bankers Association of Illinois, Valerie Johnston. “This longstanding commitment to the community and its economic vitality is the epitome of the community banking mission. First National Bank’s investment in and support of its community will continue to make it an asset to the area for decades to come.”
Secondly, Illinois State Representative, Dan Caulkins presented First National Bank and Trust Company with a resolution from the State of Illinois House of Representatives 102nd General Assembly in honor of the bank’s 150th anniversary.
Photo Caption: First National Bank and Trust Company President, Josh Shofner is pictured with Illinois State Representative, Dan Caulkins and the Illinois House of Representatives Resolution No. 628.
“It is always a pleasure to recognize businesses in our district that have served their community for generations and shared their success in such an unselfish way as the First National Bank has done. Congratulations to bank President Josh Shofner and his crew for carrying on the great tradition of the bank's 150 years serving the people in DeWitt County,” said Illinois State Representative Dan Caulkins.
“First National Bank and Trust Company is honored to receive these recent recognitions and to continue the generational impact for years to come. We look forward to celebrating our 150th anniversary all year long and invite anyone to join us on July 29 for our big summer celebration,” concluded First National Bank and Trust Company, Josh Shofner.
For more details and to read about the bank’s 150th anniversary, visit firstnbtc.com or facebook.com/firstnbtc/.
About First National Bank & Trust Company: First National Bank & Trust Company is a community bank located in Clinton, Illinois as well as Arcadia, Whitehall and Independence, Wisconsin. Dedicated to community prosperity, the First National Bank and Trust Company was chartered in 1872 under the name DeWitt County National Bank and became part of the TS Banking Group in 2017. With $400 million in assets, First National Bank and Trust Company is dedicated to community reinvestment and gives 10% of its net income back to the community. For more information, visit firstnbtc.com