First Bank to Merge with Peoples Bank & Trust- Now Serving 13 Central Illinois Communities

Pana, Ill. – May 20, 2024 – John Gardner, President & CEO of Peoples Bank & Trust, headquartered in Pana, Ill. is pleased to announce an agreement to merge Arcola First Bank with Peoples Bank & Trust. The bank resulting from the merger will be Peoples Bank & Trust. The transition will see the Arcola,…
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Peoples Bank & Trust donates to Assumption Community Child Care Center

Pana, IL: Executive Director of Kemmerer Village, Schales Nagle and Director of the upcoming Assumption Community Child Care Center, Brianna Horton met with Peoples Bank & Trust in Taylorville this morning to collect a generous donation towards the childcare center. The ACCC is a not-for-profit organization. Without the community, the opportunity for a licensed childcare…
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Arcola First Bank to Merge with Peoples Bank & Trust

Arcola First Bank to Merge with Peoples Bank & Trust Pana, Ill. – January 2, 2024 – John Gardner, President & CEO of Peoples Bank & Trust, headquartered in Pana, Ill. and Dale Boyer, President & CEO of Arcola First Bank, headquartered in Arcola, Ill., are pleased to announce an agreement to merge Arcola First…
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Evans Joins Peoples Bank & Trust Board of Directors

Pana, Ill. – Peoples Bank & Trust, and its holding company Peoples First Bancshares, are pleased to announce that Kelly Evans has been appointed to the board of directors. Kelly Evans brings a deep and diverse history of experience, education and leadership to his new position. As President & CEO of LINC Systems in Westfield,…
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Ali McNeely Joins Peoples Bank & Trust

Pana, Illinois: Ali McNeely has joined Peoples Bank & Trust as Vice President, Finance.  In her role with the Bank, Ali will assist our CFO, Craig Deere and VP, Finance Michelle Blackwell in managing the various financial responsibilities of the bank. “Ali is a great addition to our Pana banking team. We believe she will…
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Peoples Bank & Trust SBA Rural Lender of the Year

Peoples Bank & Trust Named Rural Lender of the Year for Illinois Pana, Ill. – July 18, 2023 – Peoples Bank & Trust is proud to be named Rural Lender of the Year by the Illinois district office of the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The award recognizes Peoples’ strong dedication to working with…
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People First Bancshares, Inc. Acknowledges Director and Employee Contributions to Ongoing Success at Annual Meeting

People First Bancshares Inc. Acknowledges Director and Employee Contributions to Ongoing Success at Annual Meeting   Pana, Ill. – March 29, 2023 – People First Bancshares Inc., held its annual meeting at Peoples Bank & Trust in Pana, IL. During the meeting, the Board of Directors recognized new and retiring directors and the organization’s performance…
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Peoples Bank & Trust Announces Promotions and Changes to the Consumer Banking Department

PEOPLES BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS AND CHANGES TO THE CONSUMER BANKING DEPARTMENT   Pana, IL: Peoples Bank & Trust is proud to announce the promotion of a four key employees, Susan Palliser, McKennah Dugger, Angela Horath and Haylee Ishmael. Susan Palliser has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Consumer Banking in Waverly and Palmyra.…
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Providing Single Family Housing Repair Grants & Loans

Peoples Bank & Trust is proudly living into their tagline of “We Put People First” with the creation of the new Peoples Assistance Company. Peoples Assistance Company was formed with the specific goal of helping very low-income families and seniors secure grants and loans to make much needed home repairs and improvements that remove health…
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Peoples Bank Donates to Taylorville Food Pantry

Peoples Bank & Trust participated and purchased market hogs supporting the 4-H youth at the Christian County 4-H auction.  One of the animals purchased was exhibited by Nash Waterman, a third year member at the Mt. Auburn Rustlers 4-H Club.  The Berkshire barrow was processed with the meat donated to the Taylorville Food Pantry. Peoples…
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