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6/12/2024 - FNBT Raises Awareness About Bank Imposter Scams

Beloit, WI, June 12, 2024– First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) wants to alert the public about a growing threat of fraudulent scams that is impacting financial institutions throughout the country.
 


5/31/2024 - FNBT to Host Blood Drive

Beloit, WI, May 31, 2024First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) has partnered with Rock River Valley Blood Center to host a blood drive on July 10, 2024 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at its branch located at 2600 Cranston Rd, Beloit, WI 53511.
 


5/21/2024 - Children Can Earn Cash for Good Grades!

Beloit, WI, May 21, 2024 – As the end of the school year approaches, First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) has announced the return of the First Savers Club Good Grades Benefit. Now through July 19, 2024 children age 13 and under with an active First Savers Savings account can bring in their end-of-year report card to receive $1 for every “A” (or A equivalent) they earned, up to $5. Studies have shown there can be several benefits to rewarding kids for good grades.
 


4/10/2024 - Greg Lundquist Joins FNBT

Beloit, WI, April 10, 2024 First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Lundquist to its commercial banking team as Vice President (VP), Commercial Banking Officer. Greg brings nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry to FNBT, with a strong background in retail banking, mortgage lending, cash management, and commercial banking.
 


4/4/2024 - FNBT Announces Promotions in the Cash Management Department

Beloit, WI, April 4, 2024 First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following promotions within the Cash Management department.


4/3/2024 - FNBT Announces Two Officer Promotions

Beloit, WI, April 03, 2024First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following officer promotions.
 


3/15/2024 - FNBT Announces Free Community Events for 2024

Beloit, WI, March 15, 2024First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is excited to announce a series of Free Shred Days, Coin Appraisals, and Blood Drive events, as part of its commitment to community service and security. These events are designed to provide a valuable service to FNBT’s customers and community members, ensuring safe disposal of sensitive documents, offering expert coin appraisal services, and providing a much-needed resource to local health institutions.
 


2/15/2024 - FNBT Welcomes Two New Officers

Beloit, WI, February 15, 2024 First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT), is pleased to welcome Dan Kindl, First Vice President, Director of Loan Production and Operations, and John Alf, Vice President, Agriculture Commercial Banking Team Lead.


2/9/2024 - First National Bank and Trust Introduces New Product Management Team

Beloit, WI, February 09, 2024 First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the creation of a new Product Management team.


2/5/2024 - FNBT Announces Four Officer Promotions

Beloit, WI, February 05, 2024 First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce four officer promotions.


12/20/2023 - Kristen Campbell Joins FNBT

Beloit, WI, December 20, 2023First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), is pleased to announce the hire of Kristen Campbell as Wealth Group Operations Manager.


11/24/2023 - Kim Hansen Joins FNBT

Beloit, WI, November 24, 2023 - First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to welcome Kim Hansen as Branch Manager of the Elkhorn branch location.
 


11/21/2023 - FNBT Welcomes Two New Members to it's Credit Services Team

Beloit, WI, November 21, 2023First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its credit services team, Kerry Fox and Dan Kennedy.
 


10/10/2023 - Lights, Camera, Save! Teen Video Contest Underway at FNBT

Beloit, WI, October 10, 2023 - First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is accepting submissions for its Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. The contest, organized by the American Bankers Association Foundation, is a national competition that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of saving money and inspire their peers to become lifelong savers.
 


10/4/2023 - First National Bank and Trust Announces CEO Succession

Beloit, WI, October 4, 2023 –David N. McCoy, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is retiring from First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), and as President of Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc, the bank’s holding company. In addition to retiring from his management positions, David is also retiring from the board of directors of both organizations. He will remain with the bank in a consultative role through March 31, 2024, as the bank transitions Don O’Day, Executive Vice President (EVP) Chief Operating Officer to President and CEO of the bank.  He will also serve as President of the holding company.


10/3/2023 - FNBT Joins ABA for #BanksNeverAskThat Anti-Phishing Campaign

Beloit, WI, October 3, 2023First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) has joined the American Bankers Association and banks across the nation to promote an industry-wide campaign educating consumers about the persistent threat of phishing scams. The FTC estimates that consumers lost $8.8 billion to phishing and other fraud in 2022, an increase of more than 44% compared to 2021. To combat phishing, the award winning #BanksNeverAskThat campaign uses attention-grabbing humor and other engaging content to empower consumers to identify bogus bank communications asking for sensitive information like their passwords and social security numbers.


8/29/2023 - Local Banker Completes Graduate School of Banking

Beloit, WI, August 29, 2023First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), is pleased to announce that Keith McCormick has recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking (GSB) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He also received a Certificate of Executive Leadership from the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional and Executive Development.


7/24/2023 - FNBT Hosts School Supplies Drive

Beloit, WI - First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is excited for the return of our annual ‘Back to School’ supply drive to help Stateline area kids as they prepare for their first day of school. The drive will be held July 24 – August 19. Donations may be dropped off at any FNBT location between 9am and 5pm, Monday – Friday.


5/22/2023 - FNBT to Host Free Coin Appraisal Events

Beloit, WI - First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) will be hosting a series of Free Coin Appraisal Events during the upcoming months. Ron Beckstrom of Golden Rule Coins will be on-site to tell bank visitors what their old and valuable currency is worth and make offers to purchase some of the appraised currency.


5/19/2023 - Angie Baskin Completes GSB's Digital Banking School

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), is pleased to announce that Angie Baskin recently graduated from the – Graduate School of Banking (GSB) Digital Banking School.


5/15/2023 - FNBT to Host Free Shred Days in 2023

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) has announced plans to host six free shred days in 2023. Paper Recovery will be on hand to ensure secure destruction of paper documents containing personal information. This free service, open to all community members, will be available from 9:00 am until noon on the following dates:
 


5/4/2023 - Keith McCormick Promoted to VP Commercial Banking Officer

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), is pleased to announce that Keith McCormick has been promoted to Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer.


5/2/2023 - Tyler Noto Joins FNBT as Branch Manager

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the addition of Tyler Noto as Branch Manager for the Beloit-Madison Rd location.


3/9/2023 - Mark Woodward Joins FNBT as Retail Market Manager

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Woodward as Vice President, Retail Market Manager.


2/9/2023 - Mark Siebold Joins FNBT as Marketing Director

Beloit, WI  – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Siebold to the FNBT leadership team. 


2/2/2023 - Joe Shere Joins FNBT

Beloit, WI  – David McCoy, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), is pleased to announce the addition of Joe Shere to the FBNT Commercial Banking team in Janesville.


1/25/2023 - Chelsea Ballou Promoted to EVP of FNBT

Beloit, WI – David McCoy, President and Chief Executive Officer of First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT), is pleased to announce that Chelsea Ballou has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Director of Bank Operations.


1/11/2023 - Hagen Harker Appointed to Board of Directors

Beloit, WI – Steven M. Eldred, Chairman of the Board for Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc., the holding company of First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), and David McCoy, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FNBT, are pleased to announce the election of Hagen Harker to the Board of Directors of the First National Bank and Trust.


12/8/2022 - FNBT Announces Cash Management Promotions

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following changes within the Cash Management department.


9/19/2022 - FNBT Wins 2022 WebAward from Web Marketing Association

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) has been recognized by the Web Marketing Association as a winner of its global 2022 WebAward Competition for Best Bank Website with its entry title of “A Better Digital User Experience.”


9/2/2022 - Kristina Duber Promoted to Branch Manager

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Kristina Duber has been promoted to Branch Manager for the bank’s Delavan branch located at 1221 S Shore Drive in Delavan, Wisconsin.
 


8/25/2022 - FNBT Introduces New Project Management Office

Beloit, WI, August 25, 2022First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the creation of a new Project Management Office (PMO) for the bank.


8/1/2022 - Jennelle Olson Joins FNBT

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Jennelle Olson has joined the bank as Retail Market Manager for the bank’s Walworth County locations.


7/8/2022 - JT Current Joins FNBT

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that JT Current has joined the bank as Senior Vice President (SVP) Director of Loan Production and Operations.


6/3/2022 - FNBT Announces Promotions

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following promotions within the Residential Lending, Loan Operations, and Human Resources departments.


5/27/2022 - FNBT Announces Promotions | Hinds-Schultz-Lee-Baskin

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following changes within the Retail and Customer Support departments.
 


5/19/2022 - FNBT Announces Promotions | Moucha & Gjestson

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following changes within the Deposit Operations department.


5/12/2022 - Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc. Reports Earnings for 2021

Beloit, WI – On May 12, 2022, the Annual Meeting of shareholders of Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for First National Bank and Trust Company, was held in Beloit, Wisconsin. The meeting was the 40th for the holding company and the 140th for the family-focused bank, chartered in 1882.
 


4/27/2022 - FNBT Welcomes Three New Loan Originators

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Al Herbst, Rhonda Banks and Jessica Striegel have joined the bank’s mortgage lending team.


4/25/2022 - Brian Goeller Joins FNBT as SVP Chief Technology Officer

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Brian Goeller has joined the bank as Senior Vice President (SVP), Chief Technology Officer (CTO).


4/18/2022 - Local Bankers Complete Advanced IRA Workshop

Beloit, WI  First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that three FNBT employee family members, Jacki Yagla, Michele Miller and LaMonica Sharp, have completed the Advanced IRA Workshop offered by the Wisconsin Bankers Association.

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4/11/2022 - Mindy Lucchesi Joins FNBT

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Mindy Lucchesi has joined the bank as Vice President and Trust Officer.


3/22/2022 - First National Bank and Trust to Host Free Coin Appraisal Events

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) will be hosting a series of Free Coin Appraisal Events during the upcoming months. Ron Beckstrom of Golden Rule Coins will be on-site to tell bank visitors what their old and valuable currency is worth and make offers to purchase some of the appraised currency. This free service, open to all community members, will be available from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on the following dates:


3/17/2022 - Local Bankers Complete National Financial Industry Programs

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) pleased to announce that two FNBT employee family members have completed industry educational programs expanding their professional knowledge in their respective fields.
 


2/2/2022 - Josh Starks Promoted to Branch Manager

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Josh Starks has been promoted to Branch Manager of the Williams Bay location located at 121 N Walworth Ave in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.


1/25/2022 - FNBT Announces Promotions | Vogel, Sorenson, & Schut

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the promotion of three individuals in the Wealth Management department as approved at a recent board meeting.


1/13/2022 - FNBT Raises Money for United Way

Beloit, WI – The holidays were made just a little brighter for United Way Blackhawk Region this holiday season. First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) raised $520 for the nonprofit organization as part of the annual Holidazzle event in downtown Beloit.


12/9/2021 - Diane Martin Announces Retirement from First National Bank and Trust

Beloit, WI – After an impressive 47 year career at First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), Diane Martin, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Argyle branch has announced plans to retire at the end of the year.
 


12/2/2021 - Bonnie Gundry Announces Retirement

Beloit, WI – After an impressive 46 year career at First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), Bonnie Gundry, Vice President and Branch Manager of the Rockton Branch has announced plans to retire at the end of the year.


11/1/2021 - Jerry Ritzert Joins FNBT as Chief Financial Officer

Beloit, WI – David McCoy, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Jerry Ritzert has joined the company as Executive Vice President (EVP) Chief Financial Officer (CFO).


11/1/2021 - Stacey Sheldon Earns Industry Certification

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Stacey Sheldon, Deposit Services Team Lead, has recently earned the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) certification.
 


10/25/2021 - FNBT’s Jarod Schut Earns National Certification

Beloit, WI – The Wealth Management team at First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Jarod Schut has earned the Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA) professional certification from the American Bankers Association (ABA).


10/14/2021 - 2nd FNBT Customer Wins Priceless Surprise

Beloit, WI - First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is excited to announce that another bank customer has been surprised with a $1,000 prepaid card from Mastercard®. Belinda S. was the second lucky winner from FNBT of Mastercard’s Priceless Surprises sweepstakes in August.


10/1/2021 - FNBT Joins ABA for Anti-Phishing Campaign

Beloit, WI – Today First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) joined the American Bankers Association and banks across the nation to promote an industry-wide campaign educating consumers about the persistent threat of phishing scams.


9/3/2021 - FNBT Customer Wins Priceless Surprise

Beloit, WI - First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is excited to announce that one of our customers has been surprised with a $1,000 prepaid card from Mastercard®. Naill G. was a lucky winner of Mastercard’s Priceless Surprises sweepstakes in July.


7/29/2021 - Jon Schlemmer Appointed to Board of Directors

Beloit, WI - David N. McCoy, President and Chief Executive Officer of First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), is pleased to announce the election of Jonathan (Jon) J. Schlemmer to the Board of Directors.
 


7/7/2021 - Don O’Day Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

Beloit, WI – David McCoy, President and Chief Executive Officer of First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT), is pleased to announce that Don O’Day has been promoted to Executive Vice President Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this position, he will play a key role in the execution of the bank’s strategy as he oversees the day-to-day administrative and operations functions of the bank. He will continue to lead the commercial and consumer banking sales teams in serving our community families with Sound Advice, excellent customer service, and innovative financial solutions to fit the individual needs of consumers, families and businesses throughout the bank’s footprint.


7/6/2021 - Leda Vogl Joins FNBT

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Leda Vogl has joined the bank as the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer.
 


6/11/2021 - FNBT Announces Promotions | Baskin, Lee, Almanza & Nygren

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following changes within the Customer Support and Loan Operations teams.
 


6/2/2021 - 5-Star FNBT | Putting the Community in "Community Bank"

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust, has once again been awarded the highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability from the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, BauerFinancial, Inc. In order to earn the 5-Star rating, FNBT underwent an independent analysis of its financial condition and came out on top! First National Bank and Trust has the strength to support its community as it consistently excels in areas such as capital strength, profitability, asset quality, and much more. This is the 78th consecutive quarter that First National Bank and Trust has earned a recommended rating (5-Stars or 4-Stars) from Bauer.


5/26/2021 - FNBT Announces Promotions | Small Business, Credit & Retail

Beloit, WI, May 26, 2021First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following changes within the Small Business, Credit, and Retail departments.


5/19/2021 - Daisy Garcia Earns Industry Certification

Beloit, WI - First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Daisy Garcia recently earned the National Check Professionals (NCP) certification.


5/18/2021 - FNBT Announces Promotions | Adams & Hartz

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce two officer promotions as approved at the recent board meeting.
 


5/17/2021 - Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc. Reports Earnings for 2020

Beloit, WI – On May 13, 2021, the Annual Meeting of shareholders of Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for First National Bank and Trust Company, was held in Beloit, Wisconsin. The meeting was the 39th for the holding company and the 139th for the family-focused bank, chartered in 1882.


4/29/2021 - Janesville Loan Production Office Opens

Beloit, WI - First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) marked the opening of its new Loan Production Office (LPO) in Janesville, Wisconsin with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Forward Janesville ambassadors and community representatives joined FNBT executives and employees on Wednesday, April 28 for the ribbon-cutting event officially opening the LPO located at 101 East Milwaukee Street, Suite 203. This office represents the second location in Janesville and is the first loan-only office for the bank.


4/12/2021 - FNBT Employees Earn HR Industry Certifications

Beloit, WI - First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is pleased to announce that two employees have recently earned national human resources (HR) industry certifications.


3/19/2021 - Local Student Wins Award from FNBT

Beloit, WI - First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) recently recognized Kyle Middleton from Rockton, Illinois as the first-round local winner in the “Lights, Camera, Save!” national video contest organized by the American Bankers Association Foundation.


3/3/2021 - 5-Star FNBT | A Trusted Community Bank

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust, has once again been awarded the highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability from the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, BauerFinancial, Inc. Earning this 5-Star rating is proof that First National Bank and Trust excels in such areas as capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. This is no coincidence. In fact, this is the 77th consecutive quarter that First National Bank and Trust has earned a recommended rating (5-Stars or 4-Stars) from Bauer.
 


2/18/2021 - FNBT Announces Promotions | Deposit Operations & Customer Support

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following changes within the Deposit Operations and Customer Support departments.


2/11/2021 - Bruce Gingrich Joins FNBT

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Bruce Gingrich has joined the bank as Vice President, Agricultural and Commercial Banking Officer. 


2/4/2021 - Jarod Schut Earns CFP® Certification

Beloit, WI – The Wealth Management team at First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Jarod Schut has earned the Certified Financial Planner™ certification.


2/2/2021 - Janesville Loan Production Office Announced

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce plans to open a new Loan Production Office (LPO) in Janesville, Wisconsin in the spring of 2021. The new office, located at 101 East Milwaukee Street, Suite 203, will be led by Senior Vice President (SVP) and Commercial Banking Manager, Scott Bordwell, a seasoned banker with a broad background of commercial and business banking experience in the Janesville market who joined the bank in January 2020.


1/21/2021 - FNBT Announces Promotions | Tullock & Paulli

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce officer promotions of two Loan Operations Managers. Tanya Tullock has been promoted to Loan Processing and Secondary Market Manager and Officer; and Kathy Paulli has been promoted to Loan Servicing Manager and Officer.


1/14/2021 - FNBT Announces Promotion of 2 Branch Managers

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the promotion of two retail branch managers as approved at the recent board meeting.  


1/7/2021 - Diane Gustafson Promoted to First Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Diane Gustafson has been promoted to First Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer.


1/6/2021 - Deb Griffith Promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Banking

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Deb Griffith has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Banking.


12/11/2020 - 5-Star FNBT | Continuing to Thrive

Beloit, WI – BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, announces that First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), Beloit, Wisconsin has been awarded its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. FNBT has overcome every challenge that has been thrown its way over the past year. In fact, the bank has earned and maintained Bauer’s recommendation (5-Stars or 4-Stars) for 76 consecutive quarters.


12/1/2020 - FNBT Supports Area Non-Profits

Beloit, WI – Committed to helping its customer and community families during the global pandemic, First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) donated nearly $70,000 in COVID-19 specific programs in 2020 to support area non-profit organizations through several initiatives aimed at supporting individuals in need.


9/11/2020 - FNBT Shares Impact of Financial Education Program Supporting Students with Distance Learning Amidst COVID-19 School Closures

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT)has released annual impact data for the financial education curriculum it provides to high school students across Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.


9/8/2020 - 5-Star FNBT | Thriving in the Face of Adversity

Beloit, WI – BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, has announced that First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), Beloit, Wisconsin has been awarded its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability.


8/12/2020 - Matthew Ennis Promoted to Branch Manager

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Matthew Ennis has been promoted to Branch Manager at the Beloit-Madison Rd location located at 1795 Madison Road in Beloit, Wisconsin. 


7/15/2020 - Ryan Renz Promoted

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Ryan Renz has been promoted to vice president and controller.


6/17/2020 - 5-Star FNBT | Doing Well While Doing Good

Beloit, WI – BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, has announced that First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), Beloit, Wisconsin has once again been awarded its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. Earning and maintaining this top rating for 11 consecutive quarters, especially in this environment, makes its accomplishment even more impressive.


5/15/2020 - Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc. Reports Earnings for 2019

Beloit, WI – On May 15, 2020, the Annual Meeting of shareholders of Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT), was held in Beloit, Wisconsin. The meeting was the 38th for the holding company and the 138th for the family-focused bank, chartered in 1882.


5/4/2020 - FNBT Announces Promotion & Addition to Mortgage Banking Team

Beloit, WI, May 4, 2020First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following officer promotion and addition to the mortgage banking team.


3/17/2020 - 5-Star FNBT | One of the Nation's Strongest Banks

Beloit, WI – BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, has once again commended First National Bank and Trust, Beloit, Wisconsin on its achievement of another 5-Star Superior Rating. Not only has First National Bank and Trust earned Bauer’s highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability, it has maintained that top rating for 10 consecutive quarters. Earning this 5-Star rating indicates that the bank closed out calendar 2019 excelling in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.


2/5/2020 - Steve Schou Joins FNBT Wealth Management Team

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Steve Schou has joined the bank’s Wealth Management team as a Trust & Investments Officer.


1/28/2020 - FNBT Announces Promotions & Additions to Commercial Banking Team

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce three officer promotions and an addition to the FNBT family.


1/7/2020 - 5-Star FNBT | A Bank You Can Trust

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) achieved another Superior 5-Star Rating in December 2019 from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. Not only is the 5-Star Rating earned for financial strength and stability, but indicates that the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality, and more.  FNBT has been awarded this highest possible rating for 9 consecutive quarters. Earning and maintaining Bauer’s highest 5-Star rating indicates First National Bank and Trust is one of the strongest banks in the nation.


1/3/2020 - David McCoy Named President & Chief Executive Officer

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is pleased to announce that David N. McCoy, CPA, has been appointed to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First National Bank and Trust Company, as approved by the Board of Directors of Centre1 Bancorp, Inc., the holding company of FNBT. Steve Eldred will continue as Executive Chairman of the Board of FNBT, Chairman and CEO of Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc., and will remain active leading the strategic direction of the bank.


12/23/2019 - FNBT Raises Money for Caritas

Beloit, WI – The holidays were made just a little brighter for Caritas Community Resource Center this holiday season. First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) raised $634 for the nonprofit organization as part of the annual Holidazzle event in downtown Beloit.


12/20/2019 - Shawn Murphy Joins FNBT

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Shawn Murphy has joined the bank’s commercial lending team as Vice President Commercial Loan Officer.


11/15/2019 - David McCoy Represents Wisconsin Bankers in Washington DC

Beloit, WI, November 14, 2019 – The Wisconsin Bankers Association and 11 Wisconsin bankers recently traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with senior staff at four regulatory agencies.


10/30/2019 - FNBT Announces Promotions | Jordan, Toye & Ballou

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following promotions.
 


10/4/2019 - 5-Star FNBT | Doing the Right Thing

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust has achieved another Superior 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. Not only has First National Bank and Trust earned Bauer’s highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability, it has maintained Bauer’s recommended rating (5-Stars or 4-Stars) for 71 consecutive quarters. Earning and maintaining Bauer’s highest 5-Star rating indicates First National Bank and Trust is one of the strongest banks in the nation.
 


9/30/2019 - Laurie Selvey Joins First National Bank and Trust as Residential Loan Originator

Beloit, WI, September 30, 2019First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Laurie Selvey has joined the bank as a residential loan originator.
 


8/21/2019 - Dale Falconer Promoted

Beloit, WI, August 21, 2019First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Dale Falconer has been promoted to network administrator and officer.


8/8/2019 - Jamie Hibbard Promoted to Branch Manager

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Jamie Hibbard has been promoted to branch manager and officer at FNBT’s Elkhorn branch.


7/26/2019 - Sarah Berryman Promoted to AVP Branch Manager

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Sarah Berryman has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of FNBT’s Darien office.


7/12/2019 - Michael Montgomery Joins FNBT

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Michael Montgomery has joined the company as Information Technology Supervisor and Officer.


6/24/2019 - First Time Home Buyers Guide | 5 Questions to Consider

Beloit, WI, June 24, 2019 – In recognition of American Housing Month, First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is highlighting five questions first-time buyers should consider before purchasing a home.


6/17/2019 - Tips to Save for a Down Payment

Beloit, WI –When considering buying a home, the down payment you put upfront plays a major role in your future housing expenses. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the amount you save can greatly influence your interest rate, monthly housing payment and also your need for mortgage insurance. As you prepare for the home buying process, First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is highlighting six tips to help you cut the extra costs and save a substantial amount for your down payment.


6/5/2019 - 5-Star FNBT | Making a Difference in Your Neighborhood

Beloit, WI, June 5, 2019 – First National Bank and Trust has achieved another Superior 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm.


5/20/2019 - FNBT Announces Promotions | Miller, Sorenson & Stien

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the promotion of three individuals in the Cash Management, Commercial, and Wealth Management departments as approved at a recent board meeting.


1/23/2019 - FNBT Announces Promotions | Gail Daer & Renae Stevens

Beloit, WI, January 23, 2019First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) proudly announces the promotion of two individuals as approved at a recent board meeting.


5/24/2017 - FNBT Receives USDA Rural Development Award

Beloit, WI, May 24, 2017 – USDA Rural Development State Director, Dave Schwobe, named First National Bank and Trust Company as a recipient of the 2016 Silver Million Dollar Lender Award.