Tell Congress: Don’t Let IRS Invade my Privacy
Recently, policy makers in Washington D.C. released a proposal to increase tax revenue through a more comprehensive collection of financial information on customers within the banking system. If approved, financial institutions would be required to report to the IRS on deposits and withdrawals of all business and personal accounts with a balance of more than $600 over a course of a given year.
Banking associations across the nation are deeply opposed to the proposed legislation and First National Bank shares the same concerns. We have invested policies, procedure, technology and other safeguards to protect your private information. We are very concerned that sharing this information will put our customers’ information at risk. First National Bank does not support the proposed legislation.
Please join us in taking action to voice our opposition. You can notify members of Congress by clicking here.
Rodemich Joins FNB as COO
September 2, 2021 – Dean Miller, President and CEO is pleased to announce that Justin Rodemich has joined the bank as Senior Vice President / Chief Operations Officer. Welcome Justin. To read the entire press release click here.
Welcome New Hires
August 17 – Dean Miller is pleased to announce three new FNB Team Members:
Doug Brisendine has joined the bank as the Assistant Branch Manager of the Port Clinton Branch. Click here to read more about Doug.
Logan Foos has joined FNB as a Loan Administration Officer. Click here to read more about Logan.
Stacy Root has joined the bank as an Assistant Vice President and Human Resources Manager. Click here to read more about Stacy.
First National Bank Announces Scholarship Recipients
July 28 – Dean Miller, President and CEO of First National Bank is pleased to announce the recipients of the $1,000 First National Bank Scholarships are Elliot Auxter, Kailey Kilgore, Lucille Schneider, and Elena Schroeder. Students who have distinguished themselves through outstanding academic achievement and personal excellence were chosen to receive these awards.
The First National Bank Scholarship was established in 2019 for customers of First National Bank. The applicant or the applicant’s parents, legal guardians, or grandparents must be an established customer who has had a relationship with FNB for at least 1 year. The $1,000 scholarship is for a graduating senior who attends a school in their local market area and plans to attend a post-secondary accredited school for a 2-year or 4-year degree in the immediate school year following graduation. The eligible high schools located in their market area include Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, or Seneca counties.
Click here to read the press release about Elliot Auxter. Elliot graduated from Port Clinton HS and will be attending Ohio University. Congratulations!
Click here to read the press release about Kailey Kilgore. Kailey graduated from Bellevue High School and will be attending BGSU Firelands. Congratulations!
Click here to read the press release about Lucille Schneider. Lucille graduated from PIB High School and will be attending Kent State University. Congratulations!
Click here to read the press release about Elena Schroeder. Elena graduated from PIB High School and will be attending Montana State University. Congratulations!
The 2022 FNB Scholarship applications will be available in December 2021.
FNB Presents Awards to Top BHS Seniors
Dean Miller, President and CEO of First National Bank is pleased to announce that Joshua Higgins is the recipient of the 2021 Bellevue High School Top Male GPA Award and Taylor Baxter is the recipient of the 2021 Bellevue High School Top Female GPA Award. Each year, First National Bank recognizes two seniors from Bellevue High School on this high achievement. Click here to read the press release about Joshua Higgins. Click here to read the press release about Taylor Baxter.
FNB Announces Staff Changes and New Hire
Check out this great news! Sarah Birkholz has accepted the position of Branch Manager of the Clyde office. She has been with the Bank serving as the Fremont Branch Manager. Click here to read more about Sarah.
Christina Jesberger has accepted the position of Residential and Consumer Lender for the Bellevue market. Christina joined the bank in 2019 as the Branch Manager of the Clyde office. Click here to read more about Christina.
Welcome Traci. Traci L. Powell has joined the bank as Branch Manager of the Fremont office. Click here to learn more about Traci.
First National Bank Announces Expansion into City of Norwalk
First National Bank headquartered in Bellevue, Ohio announced its intention to open a new full-service location at 345 Milan Avenue in Norwalk. The bank anticipates being open for business in April of 2022 at that location. The Norwalk location will mark the 9th location in the bank’s branch network. We are excited to bring community banking to the residents and businesses of Norwalk.
Dean Miller, President and CEO of First National said, “Our main office is located in Huron County so it is a natural extension for us to open a location in the county seat. Norwalk is a vibrant city and the demographics are so similar to the other communities we serve. We are glad to be able to bring a branch facility to the area for the clients we already do business with in this market”. To read the entire press release, click here.
FNB Announces Bank Promotions
May 3, 2021: Dean Miller, President and CEO of First National Bank is announcing the following promotions within the bank:
Brandon Barr has been promoted to Vice President, Loan Operations Manager. He graduated from Bellevue High School and attended The Ohio State University. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Finance and is a Certified Master Mortgage Underwriter. He has been employed at First National Bank since 2014. Brandon and his wife live in Bellevue with their two children. Click here to read the entire press release. Congratulations Brandon!
Adam Clark has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and holds the position of Credit Analyst. He graduated from Bluffton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Adam has been employed with First National Bank for 7 ½ years. He and his wife reside in Bellevue. Click here to read the entire press release. Congratulations Adam!
First Bancshares, Inc. Holds Annual Shareholder Meeting
First Bancshares, Inc, the holding company for First National Bank of Bellevue and the sole owner of First Bellevue Properties, held their annual Shareholder meeting on Wednesday, April 28 at the Bellevue Main Office. A virtual option was available for shareholders to participate in the meeting. Click here to read more about the meeting and Click here to download the 2020 Annual Report.
Welcome New Board Members!
FNB is pleased to announce that Kula Hoty-Lynch and Jerri Miller have joined the Board of Directors for First Bancshares. Kula Hoty-Lynch serves a Corporate Legal Counsel for Hoty Enterprises. Jerri Miller is the Sandusky County Auditor. Both with terms expiring in 2024.
Multi-Factor Authentication for Online Banking Begins March 15
We will be adding Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to online banking as an additional security feature for both personal and business customers. Each time you login to online banking or P2P, you will need to enter a security code. You can select to receive security codes by text or phone call. Attention Business Customers, outbound wires and ACH will also have this new layer of protection. Please do not hesitate to contact your local branch if you have any questions or would like additional information. We will be happy to assist you.
Miller Reelected Director to Fed Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Dean Miller, President and CEO, was reelected to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland effective January 1, 2021. He served his first term beginning in 2018. First National Bank, northern Ohio and local community banks are so lucky to have Dean as a representative on the Board. To read the press release from the Federal Reserve, click here.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the nation’s central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of US monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations Systemwide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and education activities.
2021 Calendars Now Available
Stop by one of our Branches to pick up your FREE Calendar today! We appreciate your business. Thank you for making FNB “Your Bank of a Lifetime”.
2021 Holiday Schedule
FNB follows the Federal Reserve Bank’s annual calendar. We will be closed on the following days in 2021.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 18
Martin Luther King Jr Day: Monday, January 18
Presidents Day: Monday, February 15
Memorial Day: Monday, May 31
Independence Day: Monday, July 5
Labor Day: Monday, September 6
Columbus Day: Monday, October 11
Veterans Day: Thursday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 25
Christmas Day: Friday, December 24
FNB Offers Moneypass – A Network of ATMs
First National Bank offers access to the MoneyPass ATM Network with access to more than 32,000 ATMs without a surcharge fee. Finding a surcharge-free MoneyPass ATM couldn’t be easier with the MoneyPass ATM Locator app! With two convenient search options, you can find a MoneyPass ATM by entering an address, zip code or using your current location.
Click here to learn more or ask us for more information.
Online Account Opening is Now Even Easier
Life is so busy. Can’t make it to a branch? Great news!!!! We just made the online account opening even easier. Click here to open your personal account today.
Have you tried P2P Person to Person Payment?
FNB is now offering P2P Person to Person Payment. You can send money directly to friends and family as fast as life happens. Pay a neighbor, your best friend, a babysitter, almost anyone you know and trust at no additional cost to you. Your money moves securely through FNB’s online banking or your mobile app.
P2P is Quick: Move money straight from your account to theirs in real time.
P2P is Simple: Send money to almost anyone you know and trust with a bank account.
P2P is Secure: Keep your money safe by using FNB’s Online Banking with P2P.
P2P is Reliable. You won’t have to worry about carrying cash or dealing with checks to pay friends or family. P2P provides electronic notification of a payment and eliminates the possibility of your getting lost in the mail.
Interested in learning more? Our Customer Service Representatives can get you started today! Ask us how!
First National Bank employees are energetic, committed, customer-oriented people. Are you passionate about creating an experience that is unrivaled? First National Bank might have a position for you. Click here to check out our job openings!