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First National Bank To Give $10,000 at Small Business Pitch Competition

August 16, 2017

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Clinton IL Aug. 15, 2017 - First National Bank & Trust Company is excited to announce an opportunity for local small business owners to pitch their business and compete for the chance to win up to $10,000 to better their business.

This event was created as a result of FNBT’s mission to Ignite Prosperity® and reinvest back into the communities it serves.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to put this money back into local small businesses,” said Josh Shofner, Market President at First National Bank & Trust Company. “The world of entrepreneurs lives locally, and we are happy to support that at First National Bank.”

Applications are available on the First National Bank website at Five applicants will be selected to pitch to a panel of judges for 10 minutes. Multiple winners may be awarded various amounts.

The event will take place at the First National Bank & Trust location located 2 Kelli Court, Clinton, IL 61727 on Friday, Oct. 13 from approximately 1 - 4 p.m. The event is not open to the public.

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About First National Bank and Trust Co: 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 $125 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