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First Neighbor Bank Announces Opening of New Branch in Arthur

FIRST NEIGHBOR BANK RIBBON CUTTING. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the First Neighbor Bank in conjunction with their open house on Thursday, August 25. Branch Manager Kelley Bean was extremely pleased with the turnout as many new and existing customers visited the new branch. Door prizes, giveaways, and refreshments were on hand for those in attendance. The facility downtown Arthur is a temporary location as they will be moving to their brand new facility sometime in 2023 once construction is completed. Pictured are (front row) Austin Jabs, ISO; Lacey James, VP Human Resources; Scot McPeak, VP Compliance Manager; Bill Morris, Marketing Specialist; Tom Webb, President & CEO/Director; Kelley Bean, Arthur Branch Manager; Scott Bland, Sr. Vice President and Advisory Director; Julie Gray, VP/Cashier; Heather Tolan, Loan Officer; Jerry Winters,AAAoC; and Sarah Lawrence, AAAoC. (Back Row) David Phipps, Investment Advisor; Phil Fanale, Chief Lender; George Fritz, AAAoC; Rod Randall, Village President; John Yoder, CSR; Dale Bissonett, AAAoC; Jenny Herschberger; Amber Scales, CSR; Gina Sweitzer, CSR; Angie Parsons, Simply Arthur Tourism Director; and TJ Dosch, VP/Loan Officer

First Neighbor Bank, a Community Bank based in Toledo, IL, wholly-owned by First Neighborhood Bancshares, Inc., recently celebrated the opening of its Arthur, IL branch.

A Grand Opening was held and open to the Arthur community on Thursday, August 25th throughout the day. The Arthur Area Association of Commerce also held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Bank at 11:30 that morning and was well attended by the mayor, local merchants and First Neighbor Bank directors and staff.

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.

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

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