Press Releases


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.


9/13/2021 - Geoff Roemerman Joins FNBT

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Geoff Roemerman has joined the bank as Senior Vice President (SVP) Director of Customer Experience and Innovation.


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.
 


7/16/2021 - FNBT Hosts School Supply 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 19 – August 20. Donations may be dropped off at any FNBT location between 9am and 5pm, Monday – Friday.


7/9/2021 - 2021 Shred Events Announced

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is excited to announce the return of our paper shred events. Fifteen free shred days are planned in 2021. Paper Recovery will be on hand to ensure secure destruction of paper documents containing personal information.


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.
 


6/17/2021 - FNBT Announces Promotions | Adler-Hinds-Nelson

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


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.


3/25/2021 - 2021 National Financial Literacy Bee

Beloit, WI - First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) today announced that it is sponsoring the EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee, taking place April 1-15, 2021. The EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee is a nationwide financial literacy challenge for high school students.


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.


3/11/2020 - Connie Adler Joins FNBT

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Connie Adler has joined the bank as assistant vice president and branch manager for the Beloit-E Grand Ave location.


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.


1/10/2020 - FNBT Announces Promotions | Jury & Barwick

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the promotion of two individuals in the Credit and Human Resources Departments.


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.