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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Shallenberger Joins Peoples Bank & Trust Board of Directors

Peoples Bank & Trust, and its holding company, People First Bancshares, Inc., are pleased to announce that Josh M. Shallenberger has been appointed as a Director. Josh M. Shallenberger is President / CEO of Shelby Electric Cooperative and its subsidiaries, Shelby Energy and PWR-net, headquartered in Shelbyville, IL. Shelby Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric…
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People First Bancshares Inc. Recognizes Employees and Achievements at Annual Meeting

Pana, IL – March 31, 2021 – People First Bancshares, Inc. held its annual meeting at Peoples Bank & Trust in Pana, IL. During the meeting, the Board of Directors reviewed the positive performance of the bank over the post 12 challenging months. Acknowledgements were made to the dedication of staff member’s efforts to keep…
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Peoples Bank & Trust Makes National Lending List

PBT 12th Largest USDA Lender Press Release Pana, IL. – January 11, 2021 – Peoples Bank & Trust is proud to have achieved a national ranking as one of the top 12 USDA Rural Development lenders in the United States. This ranking recognizes Peoples’ dedication for working with guaranteed loan programs designed to aid economic…
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Lance Vonderheide Joins Peoples Bank & Trust

Pana, Illinois: Lance Vonderheide recently joined Peoples Bank & Trust as VP, Business Banking. In his role with the Bank, Lance will develop and build business and agricultural credit relationships. Lance will be based out of the Charleston location, but will service customers throughout Central Illinois. He is eager to begin his position and looks…
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Andrew Olson Joins Peoples Bank & Trust

Pana, Illinois: Andrew S. Olson recently joined Peoples Bank & Trust as VP, Business Banking. In his role with the Bank, Andrew will be building professional credit relationships with our business and agricultural banking customers in the Waverly, Chatham and Jacksonville markets. He is eager to begin his position and looks forward to meeting and…
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Peoples Bank & Trust Donates $35,000 to Local Schools

Peoples Bank & Trust, in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, is making an impact in populations hardest hit by COVID-19. To support remote learning costs during the pandemic, Peoples Bank & Trust is providing $5,000 to each of the follow school districts: Charleston, IL CUSD #1, Pana CUSD #8, Taylorville CUSD…
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