DCDC receives donation

First National Bank and Trust Company Aids Local Economic Development with Gift to Matching Grant Program

December 16, 2018

Dec., 17, 2018, Clinton, Ill. - First National Bank and Trust Company is excited to present a gift of $5,000 to the DeWitt County Development Council (DCDC). The funds will assist in a matching grant program alongside State Farm Insurance to support local businesses.

"DCDC is once again excited to have the support of First National Bank as we look to raise these matching funds to reach our $25,000 goal,” said David Torbert, DCDC President. “This funding is critical in helping our organization continue its growth, and move forward with our mission to support local businesses."

DCDC actively engages with current and potential businesses to market DeWitt County, with a mission to attract commerce and encourage job growth. The council promotes ideas for local business expansion and workforce development, and also provides direction for new and existing businesses or commerce seeking resources to enhance business operations, including revolving loan programs.

“We are proud to partner with DCDC and aid in local economic growth,” said President, Josh Shofner. “We know these funds will continue to be used to provide resources to help expand local businesses.”

Pictured in Photo: David Torbert, President of DCDC, Elizabeth Foulks, Executive Director of DCDC, Marian Brisard, Executive Director of Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, and Josh Shofner, President of First National Bank and Trust Company

About First National Bank &Trust Company: First National Bank & Trust Company is a community bank located in Clinton, Illinois. Dedicated to community prosperity, the bank was chartered in 1872 under the name DeWitt County National Bank. The name was changed First National Bank and Trust Company in 1974, and was recently acquired by TS Banking Group in 2017. With $166 million in assets, First National Bank is dedicated to community reinvestment and gives 10% of its net income back to the community. For more information visit firstnbtc.com.