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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Peoples Bank & Trust Donates to Waverly Food Pantry

Jeff Grimmett, AVP Consumer Bankng, recently presented a donation to the Waverly Food Pantry for $2,000. Accepting the donation of behalf of the pantry is Pastor Jerry Darden of the New Life Baptist Church. Peoples Bank & Trust is making $22,000 in donations to 11 food pantries in its market areas. The bank received significant…
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Peoples Bank & Trust Donates to Northwestern Food Pantry

Kara Bridges, Customer Service Representative, recently presented a donation to the Northwestern Food Pantry for $2,000. Accepting the donation of behalf of the pantry are Cassie and Lonnie Newberry. Peoples Bank & Trust is making $22,000 in donations to 11 food pantries in its market areas. The bank received significant funding for the program due…
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Peoples Bank & Trust Donates to Taylorville Food Pantry

Sarah Van Huss, AVP, Consumer Banking, recently presented a donation to Amy Hagen representing the Taylorville Food Pantry for $2,000. Peoples Bank & Trust is making $22,000 in donations to 11 food pantries in its market areas. The bank received significant funding for the program due to its membership in the Federal Home Loan Bank…
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Peoples Bank & Trust Donates to Morrisonville-Palmer Food Pantry

Sarah Van Huss, AVP, Consumer Banking, recently presented a donation to Dorothy Bullard representing the Morrisonville-Palmer Food Pantry for $2,000. Peoples Bank & Trust is making $22,000 in donations to 11 food pantries in its market areas. The bank received significant funding for the program due to its membership in the Federal Home Loan Bank…
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