April is Community Banking Month! The definition of Community Banking depends on who you ask. To me, the underlying premise is to be actively managed and staffed with local people who will work with and for you, our customers.
I am proud to say that every member of our Board of Directors lives and works in Crawford County, as does our entire Senior Management staff. We all have a vested interest in helping our community grow and thrive. When you call or stop in, you speak to, and work with, someone that you will probably run into at the grocery store, church, school functions, or a local restaurant. At First Federal, you will never get directed to a call center in another city, or possibly another state. We provide answers and local decision making that will benefit our community.
Our people are immersed in the community, giving of time and resources to make our community better. Together, we make a dedicated effort daily to improve our customer’s lives, make our local businesses stronger, and our city a point of pride–the place we ALL call HOME!
In the very near future, we are putting our money where our mouth is and will be investing in a renovation of our main office location. We view this as an investment in OUR community, as we will be using local trades and labor forces to perform the work. We are putting our resources back into our community, and building on our promise of making good things happen for others. We are very excited to get the project moving, and encourage you to stop in to see the plans!
As always, I want to thank you for allowing us to continue to earn your business and be YOUR community bank!