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First Neighbor Bank Announces Opening of New Branch in Arthur

First Neighbor Bank’s temporary home is located downtown at 119 S Vine St. Plans are already in motion for the bank’s permanent branch building to be constructed at the intersection of IL Rt 133 and Vine Street. Photo by Bill Morris

First Neighbor Bank, a Community Bank based in Toledo, IL, wholly-owned by First Neighborhood Bancshares, Inc., is proud to announce the opening of the Arthur, Illinois branch.

First Neighbor Bank’s temporary home is located downtown at 119 S Vine St. Plans are already in motion for the bank’s permanent branch building to be constructed at the intersection of IL Rt 133 and Vine Street.

“Today’s announcement is another reminder of the Bank’s continued promise to support and invest in the communities we serve,” said Tom Webb, President and CEO. “We look forward to serving the financial needs of the residents and businesses located in Arthur and the surrounding area.”

First Neighbor Bank has nine branches in six counties in central Illinois and has a very community-minded staff and Board of Directors. “You will find that when any of our communities need help, the Bank steps up whether with manpower, funding or simply advice,” said Scott Bland, Senior Vice President of Operations. “We are an Employee-Owned Company and the mindset of our employee-owners is to give back to the communities that help make us successful.”

The Bank will hold an Open House on Thursday, August 25, during business hours. A Ribbon Cutting ceremony is scheduled the same day at 11:30 a.m. The celebration is open to the public.

First Neighbor Bank, NA was established in 1890 and originally named ‘Willis Brothers Bank.’ In 1900 a charter was secured and the bank was renamed ‘The First National Bank of Toledo’ with capital being $40,000.00. Following the bank moratorium imposed by the United States presidential order in 1933, the bank reopened as “The First National Bank in Toledo.” The Bank was renamed ‘First Neighbor Bank, NA’ in 2004. Beginning in the early 1990s, First Neighbor Bank has added bank facilities in Casey, Charleston, Greenup, Mattoon, Neoga, Newman and Paris. The company also has tax and accounting offices in Casey, Charleston and Neoga and investment offices in Casey and Mattoon, with all of these offices located at our bank branches.

The physical address is: 119 S Vine St, Arthur, IL 61911. Phone: 217-543-2265 Lobby hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. For more information about this and other First Neighbor Bank locations, please visit FirstNeighbor.com/locations-hours.

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