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The Lifecycle of a Community Bank

The Lifecycle of a Community Bank

The Lifecycle of a Community Bank

If you’ve ever participated in career day at a local elementary school, you’ll probably relate to this story. A banking colleague visits her son’s kindergarten class and amid explaining the role of a community banker, one eager child pipes up and says, “It’s like the lifecycle of a plant!”  

He’s right—community banks like First Community Bank and Trust take in deposits, distribute loans and feed into a self-sustaining micro-economy by keeping funds in their local communities.

The idea of “sustainability” is linked to a lot of our local activities these days—whether it’s reusing or recycling products that otherwise might be tossed out, sampling culinary delights from the local grocery store or family-run diner or choosing to buy American-made products to support our national economy. There are plenty of reasons why eating, dining and banking locally makes good economic sense. 

When you deposit money at First Community Bank and Trust those funds are used to support local businesses, homebuyers, and everyday consumers. And the proceeds from those businesses employ residents, fund municipalities, and continue the cycle of locally based economic growth. 

As we recognize April as Community Banking Month, we want to thank our existing customers for their patronage and consider what it means to bank locally and help sustain Main Street today, tomorrow and for generations to come. 

Stop by First Community Bank and Trust today to learn how a community bank can help you realize your financial dreams—and contribute to a more vibrant and sustainable economy in your community. 

Remember—we’re all in this together. Community banks are only successful if our customers and communities are too. That’s why the community bank and its relationship-focused business model have thrived for more than 150 years. First Community Bank and Trust has been serving its local communities for 103 of those years and is looking forward to doing so for many years to come. We know what it takes to create successful local economies—join us in helping to build a more sustainable, vibrant economy here at home! 

About First Community Bank and Trust

First Community Bank and Trust is a privately-owned bank. Established in 1916 First Community Bank and Trust has been serving Beecher, IL, Peotone, IL and the surrounding communities for over 100 years. Our commitment to providing the best banking products and services is matched only by our outstanding customer service. We offer traditional community banking services, including mortgage, consumer, and commercial lending, as well as state of the art electronic banking services.


Press Contact:
Bridget Goedke, Marketing Assistant
First Community Bank and Trust
(708) 946-2246