Press Release

Stateline Woman Wins $5,000

Release date: 1/25/2019

Beloit, WI, January 25, 2019First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) recently awarded Emily Davis of Rockford the $5,000 Grand Prize in their BaZing Sweepstakes. After receiving hundreds of entries, Davis was randomly selected as the winner of the $5,000 award.

FNBT launched the $5,000 giveaway as part of a campaign for the bank’s value checking account, one, powered by BaZing, which offers over 300,000 discounts at national, regional and local merchants. “Our goal was to have people activate their benefits and share their BaZing stories,” said Laura Pomerene, senior vice president and marketing director for FNBT. “We know our customers have a lot of choices when it comes to their financial needs. Our one account truly adds value beyond typical banking benefits. Cell phone insurance, shopping coupons, and roadside assistance are just a few of the added extras included with our account.”

Davis received her award from bank president, David McCoy, and branch manager, Amy Snyder, at a check presentation on Monday, January 21 at FNBT’s bank branch located at 2600 Cranston Rd in Beloit, Wisconsin. A junior at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Davis plans to use the money toward college expenses as she works toward a degree in education.

Emily Davis wins $5,000 sweepstakes

Shown in photo: Sweepstakes winner Emily Davis (second from left) with FNBT's Amy Snyder, David McCoy, and Mary Smith

First National Bank and Trust Company is a family-owned, community bank headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1882, First National Bank and Trust Company now serves nearly 30,000 households in 13 communities and 16 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $1.2 billion.  Commitment to full service banking, investments, asset management, exceptional service, and Sound Advice has positioned First National Bank and Trust Company as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit