Awarded Business of the Year from Local Chambers


Recently, the Kokomo Chamber of Commerce presented the "Large Business of the Year Award," and Elwood Chamber of Commerce presented their "Business of the Year Award," to First Farmers Bank & Trust.

The criteria for the award from Kokomo Chamber of Commerce you will see stated below:

"2016 Large Business of the Year are for those creating an impact through leadership and successful achievements in their chosen field and community initiatives. They set an example in their business that others strive to replicate. The business community nominates and then the nominees were sent out to be voted on by the Chamber membership."

The criteria for the award from the Elwood Chamber of Commerce is stated below:

"The Elwood Chamber of Commerce business of the year award is given to a business, organization, or company that demonstrates the essence of 'community.'  This business, organization, or company excels in their business practices, offers unmatched customer service, and has a tenured history within the Elwood community.  The recipient supports local merchants, is active within the community and supports local charitable events and organizations in an enviable way. "

“Any time that the organization gets recognized for our commitment to community banking is an honor. We’re proud to represent the community bank model in our industry and to demonstrate that community banking can remain both successful and sustainable”, Tade J Powell VP of Communications and Public Relations, First Farmers Bank & Trust.

Some of our local Kokomo team members were there to accept the "Large Business of the Year Award" from the Kokomo Chamber of Commerce, this included (Left to Right) Alice Rexing, Cherie PlanalpStephen Wilson, Kathleen KeppnerJulie Rupert, and Cary Mawbey.

More of our local Elwood team members were there to accept the "Business of the Year Award" from the Elwood Chamber of Commerce, this included (Left to Right) Tammy Grondin, Carolyn Davis, Ryan Harrell, Darlene Posey, and Angel Stickler

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Business After Hours at our Huntington Location

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held a Business After Hours Event at our Huntington location on Thursday, August 18th.  Guests were offered token gifts of small flashlights, car air fresheners, and pens upon arrival.  First Farmers Bank & Trust opened their doors to Chamber members and served those attending pinwheels, veggie tray and dip, cake, coffee and bottled water.  A drawing was held for three VISA gift cards for $100, $50, and $25.  Winners of the VISA gift cards were Angela Davisson, community support specialist for Community & Family Services, $25; Jim Amstutz, Cottage  Event Center, $50 and Michelle Williams, WIC (Women, Infants & Children) of Huntington, winner of the $100 gift card. (Pictured below)

Forty members of the business community enjoyed the After Hours, building valuable relationships with fellow chamber members.



Big Ham Sponsor for the Indiana Bacon Festival

First Farmers is happy to be a Big Ham sponsor for the 3rd annual Indiana Bacon Festival held by Carroll County and will be held on the square in Delphi, IN. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy live music on the Big Bacon Stage or the Bacon Bits Stage and food! Music and food start at 11:00 a.m. If you want to know what the music line up is,  click here to see it. For more general information on the festival and all the activities that will be going on, you can click here to access it.

Come join the fun and enjoy all the Bacon Fest has to offer featuring "Bacon, Bands, & Brew!"


FFBT Donates to the Rebuilding of the Original Fairmount H.S. Stage

The Fairmount Lions Club purchased and removed the stage from the Old Fairmount High School back in August of 2010. In early winter of 2013, they were approved to rebuild the stage in the pavilion at Play Acres Park. This stage is the original stage where James Dean, native of Fairmount,  started his acting career. To honor his memory, the Fairmount Lions Club wanted to see this stage brought back to life as it is a piece of Fairmount's history.

They were seeking all the donations they could find to help with the rebuilding of the stage. First Farmers Bank & Trust wrote a check for $2,500 to donate towards "Rebuilding the Original Fairmount High School Stage" to honor James Dean and all Fairmount High School Alumni.

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Participating in Kokomo YMCA’s Glo in the Mo’


First Farmers Bank & Trust was one of the four primary sponsors for the 3rd annual Kokomo YMCA Glo in the Mo' event. This was a glow-in-the-dark 5k through Downtown Kokomo. Our volunteer group decided to get involved by volunteering time on Friday night during the race to splash and spray UV tinted water on race participants. other FFBT employees were participating by registering as race participants. This event brought community members together to provide a fun activity for children and adults alike!

Pictured below:

Amie Osborn, AVP Commercial/Ag Lender

Baily Ramsey, Jr. Mortgage Loan Officer & Closer

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