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Latest Shredding Day is Another Success

Beecher, Illinois - September 16, 2013 - On Saturday, September 14, First Community Bank and Trust held its semi-annual Shredding Day at our Peotone location, 650 Wilmington Rd. More than 65 cars showed up to take advantage of the free service and dropped off over 4,000 pounds of paper to be shredded and recycled. Busy from the moment the truck pulled in the parking lot right up until 11:00 am when the event ended, we practically filled the shredding truck to the brim with recycled paper. We estimate that we saved approximately 45 trees by recycling this paper.

Destroying confidential information is not only a good idea for security purposes, it may also be legally required for many individuals and businesses. According to the FTC's DISPOSAL RULE, added in 2005 as part of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA) "any person who maintains or otherwise possesses consumer information for a business purpose must properly destroy discarded consumer information". The FTC's FACTA DISPOSAL RULE further states that every person and/or business, "must properly dispose of such information by taking reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to or use of the information in connection with its disposal." Shredding is one of the recommended ways to dispose of sensitive information.

First Community Bank and Trust in Beecher and Peotone has sponsored a Shredding Day twice a year for the past 6 years, resulting in approximately 40,000 pounds of paper being shredded and recycled. The next scheduled Shredding Day will be in the spring of 2014. Look for the date advertised on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/firstcommunitybankandtrust, and on our web site, www.firstcbt.com, early next year.

Shred-X is a mobile document shredding company that removes and destroys information from your home or office right on site. There is no charge and all types of office paper are accepted, including file folders, green bar paper, carbon less paper, letterhead, envelopes, etc. For more information, please contact the bank at (708) 946-2246 or (708) 258-0530.

Recommended links:
http://www.firstcbt.com | http://www.shredxltd.net

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 99 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.

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Press Contact:
Steven D. Koehn, VP
First Community Bank and Trust
(708) 946-2246