Walters Joins Peoples Bank & Trust Board of Directors

Peoples Bank & Trust, and its holding company, People First Bancshares, Inc., are pleased to announce that Brittany D. Walters has been appointed as a Director. Brittany D. Walters is Chief Financial Officer of MCC Network Services, LLC d/b/a Metro Communications Company, headquartered in Sullivan, IL. Metro Communications is a facility-based provider of wholesale telecommunications…
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People First Bancshares Inc. Recognizes Directors, Employees and Accomplishments at Annual Meeting

People First Bancshares Inc., held its annual meeting at Peoples Bank & Trust in Pana, IL on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. During the meeting, the Board of Directors recognized new and retiring directors and the organization’s performance over the past year. Mike Trexler recognized retiring director Jim Randolph for 25 years of dedicated service to…
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Jordan Ruppert rejoins Peoples Bank & Trust

Jordan M. Ruppert recently re-joined Peoples Bank & Trust as VP, Business Banking.  Jordan previously worked for Peoples Bank from March 2018 through September 2020.  Jordan has moved back to Illinois after residing in Kansas. In his role with the Bank, Jordan will develop and build business and agricultural credit relationships.  Jordan will be based…
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Peoples Bank & Trust donates to Taylorville Food Pantry

Peoples Bank and Trust participated and purchased market hogs supporting the 4-H youth this past summer in Christian, Shelby, Coles and Effingham Counties. In prior years, the hogs were then delivered to a packing plant, butchered, and the meat was donated to the local food pantry. Due to challenges in getting processing dates, Peoples Bank…
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Peoples Bank & Trust donates to Charleston Food Pantry

Peoples Bank and Trust recently donated 150 pounds of pork to the Charleston Food Pantry with the processing donated by the Butcher Shop of Charleston.  The hogs were 4H projects of Ben Coffey and Karly McKinney and were purchased at the Coles County 4H Livestock Auction in August. Peoples Bank is pleased to support the…
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Peoples Bank & Trust to Grant Tornado Relief Loans

During December, Peoples Bank & Trust will make a $75,000 loan fund available to Fayette, Shelby, Coles and Moultrie County residents adversely affected by storms on December 10 and 11. The loans are for the purpose of assisting with personal, family or household expenses. Each loan will be limited to $750, be payable in 6…
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Trevor Taylor Joins Peoples Bank & Trust

Trevor Taylor recently joined Peoples Bank & Trust as VP, Business Banking.  In his role with the Bank, Trevor will develop and build business and agricultural credit relationships.   Trevor will be based out of the Charleston location, but will service customers throughout Central Illinois.  He is eager to begin his position and looks forward to…
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Peoples Bank & Trust Donates to Altamont Food Pantries

Peoples Bank and Trust recently made donations to the St. Paul Grace Food Pantry and the Altamont Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry. Peoples Bank purchased two hogs at the Effingham County 4-H fair in August. They were processed and the meat was donated to the food pantries in Altamont. Both food pantries were very appreciative of…
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PBT Ranked Among Most Active SBA Lenders in Illinois

Putting people first is more than just a tagline for Peoples Bank & Trust. The bank’s commitment to its communities and customers was recently recognized in two Small Business Administration (SBA) statewide rankings. SBA ranked Peoples 6th by number and 11th by volume of SBA PPP loans made by Illinois based lenders with under $1…
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Peoples Bank & Trust Announces Promotions and Changes to the Consumer Banking Department

Peoples Bank & Trust is proud to announce the addition of Lea Stuckemeyer, AVP, Consumer Banking and the promotion of a two key employees, Jennifer Mathis and Kacie Rankin. Lea Stuckemeyer has joined the bank as Assistant Vice President, Consumer Banking at our Altamont branch. In her role, Lea will provide leadership to deliver exemplary…
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