How lucky are we to get to work with this group of people?! Thank you for everything you do! Happy Anniversary Becky, Jen, Carrie, and Sue!
National Coffee Day
National Coffee Day was on Sunday, September 29th, but we decided it should really be celebrated on Monday, September 30th. Thank you to everyone who decided to start their week off with coffee and donuts with us!
What’s new with FSB
Secure Alerts is a new feature that allows even more control over your banking. It allows for the same alerts we offered before and more! Choose the alerts you want, how you want to be notified, and the time of day you want notifications. To learn more go to: https://hubs.ly/H0lbv2b0
Supporting the Community & Education
HCC Ag Program
We are so thankful for the educational opportunities the Highland Community College Agriculture Program offers to our farming community. We attended the Research Plot Field Day, and we had a great time at the Farm-to-table fundraising dinner! Wait, is that Danielle from the FSB family?? It sure is! She introduced one of the courses and did a great job!
HCC Research Plot Sponsorship
The Research Plot sign is up! We are happy to be a sponsor of this growing agriculture program.
Stockton Chamber > We had staff golfing and volunteering for the Stockton Chamber's Golf Outing. We were also happy to contribute to their silent auction!
Vedra Scramble > We were also an event sponsor for the Vedra Scramble for Education, the sole fundraiser for the Forrestville Valley School Foundation, which provides student scholarships as well as mini-grants to teachers to help fund their special activities and needs in educating our youth.
Eats & Beats
"Eats and Beats" was a 2-day event coordinated by over 20 Freeport area nonprofit organizations. The event featured live music from local & regional bands, as well as a variety of foods prepared by various nonprofit groups. We were a sponsor of this event and had several staff attend and volunteer as well!
Rise n' Shine Breakfast
(Photo credits to Greater Freeport Partnership)
Kim, our Director of Business Development, attended the GFP Rise n' Shine breakfast at the Senior Resource Center. What a great resource to have in our community! Check out their website to learn more about their services. https://seniorresourcecenter.net/
More Schools Added!
This year our School Spirit program raised $2135 for the participating schools!
We have added Immanuel Lutheran, Polo, Eastland, and Highland Community College to the list of cards you can choose from!
If you are not familiar with our Show your School Spirit Donation program, here is how it works: Open a Forreston State Bank Rewards, Secure, or Student checking account along with the Show Your Spirit Debit Card, and we will donate $25 to the participating school of your choice.
Already have a Forreston State Bank MasterCard debit card? No problem. Exchange it for a new card and we will donate $5 to your Spirit Card school.
We love some Friday night lights!
We got rained out. Let's try this again!
Look for the FSB tent at the Aquin football game on October 25th! Come say hi and pick up some fun giveaways to help cheer on the Bulldogs!
FSB Chat Blog
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Engage & Ignite Blog
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Engage & Ignite Newsletter
Here's a peek at one of our monthly Engage & Ignite Newsletters! This newsletter is designed for the business community and covers topics like branding, marketing, leadership, and business insights. If you or someone you know is interested in receiving our newsletter, click the subscribe link inside this newsletter!
Holiday Hours Reminder
Closed - Veterans Day | Monday, Nov 11th
Closed - Thanksgiving |Thursday, November 28th