First National Bank Announces Plans to Expand into Perkins Township
We are expanding into Perkins Township with the purchase of a branch office located at 4000 Milan Road in Sandusky. The bank anticipates to be open for business in August of 2020 at that location. An office in Perkins Township will expand our footprint in the Erie County market which has been a priority of the Bank’s strategic plan for several years. This latest addition along the State Route 250 corridor will further provide our customers greater accessibility to banking services that meet their financial needs. To read the entire article click here.
Ordering Checks is Now Better Than Ever!
We are pleased to offer you an enhanced check selection with a wide variety of check designs, colors, images, and scenes. Please call your local branch to place your first order. We look forward to serving you.
Fremont is Branch of the Month for delivering Exceptional Customer Service… Every Client, Every Time. Congratulations!
FNB Presents Awards to Top BHS Seniors
First National Bank is pleased to announce that Isaac Baker is the recipient of the 2019 Bellevue High School Top Male GPA Award and Isabella Natole is the recipient of the 2019 Bellevue High School Top Female GPA Award. Each year, First National Bank recognizes two seniors from Bellevue High School on this high achievement.
Isaac will be attending The Ohio State University beginning in August. He is majoring in electrical engineering. This summer, Isaac is working at Webb Supply in Elyria. He is the son of Fred Baker and Nancy Bogner of Clyde. To learn more about Isaac click here.
lsabella is planning to attend The Ohio State University and is majoring in zoology with pre-optometry focus. She is an avid artist and is busy this summer working on portraits. Isabella is the daughter of Jon and Angela Natole of Bellevue. To learn more about Isabella click here.
First National Bank Announces Scholarship Recipients
Dean Miller, President and CEO of First National Bank is pleased to announce the recipients of the $1,000 First National Bank Scholarships are Malaina Rickel and Maximillian Schneider. 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.
Malaina graduated from Bellevue High School and will be attending BGSU Firelands this fall. She is majoring in Inclusive Early Childhood Education. Malaina is busy this summer working at the Bellevue Rec and Jungle Junction. She is the daughter of Nathan and Maggie Rickel of Bellevue. Click here for more information about Malaina.
Maximilian graduated from Put-in High School and plans to attend Miamu University where he will be studying Computer Science. This summer, he is working a the Sonny-S Boatline. Max is the son of John and Kathryn Schneider and lives on Middle Bass Island. Click here for more information about Max.
FNB Family Scholarship Recipients Announced
Dean Miller, President and CEO of First National Bank is pleased to announce the recipients of the first annual $1,000 First National Bank Family Scholarships are Maria Phillips and Trey Ruhlman.
The First National Bank Family Scholarship is for immediate family members of FNB employees. 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.
Maria graduated from Seneca East High School and she will be attending BGSU Firelands this fall. Her career goal is to work in the healthcare field. This summer, Maria is working at Choice Lawn Care & Gardens in Republic. She is the daughter of Richard and Barbara Phillips and the late Nancy Phillips. Maria currently resides in Willard. Maria’s sister is Sarah Shade. Sarah is an Accounting Associate with First National Bank. Click here for more information about Maria.
Trey graduated from Bellevue High School and plans to attend Marietta College where he will be majoring in education. Trey is working at Sports Force Park this summer. He is the son of Brad and Jill Ruhlman of Bellevue. Trey’s sister-in-law is Brittany Ruhlman. Brittany is a Customer Service Representative at the Bellevue Branch. Click here for more information about Trey.
FNB Receives National Attention
First National Bank is receiving national attention for our innovation in marketing using Alexa. There are only 15 banks that have Alexa skills available for download – and FNB is one of them. Check out this article in the ABA Banking Journal.
Don’t forget to “Ask Alexa, Open First National Bank”. Echo/Alexa users should “enable” the First National Bank skill on Amazon Echo App or device (you only have to do this one time) and then say: Alexa, ask First National Bank. or Alexa, tell First National Bank. or Alexa, open First National Bank.
Introducing our Newest Feature – 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!
Heading Away to College? First National Bank has you covered!
College is an exciting time! Students have so many new things on their minds – bank and ATM fees shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why First National Bank offers our Freedom Checking Account with easy access and no monthly fee. With MoneyPass ATM Network, you will have access to more than 32,000 ATMs across the country without a surcharge fee.
Our Freedom Checking is a personal checking account with easy access and no monthly fee. It comes with Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Mobile Deposit, Online Bill Pay, E-Statements, Debit/ Visa Check Cards, MoneyPass Fee Free ATM Network and more… Stop by one of our convenient locations and open a Freedom Checking account with MoneyPass Checking account with MoneyPass ATM Network today. Click here to learn more about Freedom Checking.
First Bancshares, Inc. Holds Annual Shareholder Meeting
First Bancshares, Inc., holding company for First National Bank of Bellevue and sole owner of First Bellevue Properties held their annual Shareholder Meeting on April 24 at the Bellevue Main office. Click here to read about the business portion of the meeting. Click here to read the 2018 Annual Report.
Operating 3 Days Per Week on PIB until October
Our Put-In-Bay Branch is now operating on our Summer Schedule. We are open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am until 3:30pm. We love being the only bank located on South Bass Island on beautiful Lake Erie. Stop in and say Hello!
FNB Announces Addition and Renovation to Corporate Headquarters
We are pleased to announce the groundbreaking of an addition and remodel of our Corporate Headquarters in Bellevue.
The construction of a 2,573 square foot addition and the complete remodel of the existing floor space of our North Street building will be the first major renovation since 1978. Since that time various modifications have been made to accommodate growth and staffing needs. The addition and redesign of the floor space will bring operation and personnel all to the main level. ATM and Night Depository will be relocated to the first lane of the drive thru to enhance safety and security.
Dean Miller said, “This is a project we started to plan about five years ago but has been put on the back burner while we expanded our branch network into Clyde with a brand new office and Fremont with a completely remodeled facility. Our staff is excited to see an expanded and refurbished main office that will enhance the customer experience and provide for improved work space for each of them. “
The office will remain open throughout the projected 9 month project. DEI Inc., a Cincinnati-based architectural firm, has designed the project. Construction will be completed by local contractors.
For safety reasons, traffic flow will be suspended from the North Street entrance to accommodate the construction equipment and safety of the workers on site. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for making First National Bank – Your Bank of a Lifetime.