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

First Farmers

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