FBFC Turns 160!
We have been making lives better in the communities we serve since 1859. That makes us older than the Civil War, older than the Great Depression, older than radio, television and the internet, and maybe even older than Keith Richards (no one really knows)! Please enjoy this page and the slivers of history we’ve included to show you where we came from. There are even opportunities for you to help us give money away, and win some money for yourself. Peruse away!
Hear From The Community
In early 2018 I was looking for my first home to settle into and I had no idea where to start. After a couple of failed attempts at finding a mortgage lender that suited me, my friend suggested I go talk to Julie Rajek at FBFC and I was extremely happy with how well she helped me through the home buying process and getting me approved for a good mortgage. She explained everything in great detail to me so I could make a well informed decision, she even suggested a great realtor that she regularly teams up with also named Julie. Together they got me into a home that I love and can afford. Thank you to the entire FBFC staff and especially Julie Rajek for making me a first time home owner!
My family has been banking with FBFC for 4 generations! It all started with my great-grandfather and ever since then I've known that I can count on this establishment for everything. I have banked here, worked here, financed 2 cars here, and I even moved all the way across the world and kept my accounts here! I've got complete trust and cannot imagine ever banking anywhere else!
I have tried banking at most of the banks in the West Bend area throughout the years, as they offered a bonus to come bank with them. None of them even come close to the excellent & friendly customer service I have received at FBFC in West Bend! The tellers always greet you by name as you walk in the doors & seem genuinely happy to see you every time you come in! Marcia, Stacey, Jen & Tammi have exceeded my expectations of a bank time after time & I thank you all for that!!
When the drive-thru was closed for construction, Marcia offered to come to the side door & take my banking in for me so that I didn't have to leave my vehicle! She is top notch & one of a kind & you don't see employees like this anymore!! During customer appreciation days Stacey always wants you to feel appreciated & that you receive top notch customer service including something special just for you! Anytime I have a question or an issue arises Marcia & Stacey are right there making sure it is taken care of & resolved immediately to your liking, which is much appreciated!! I have recently moved out of the city of West Bend but because of the excellent customer aervice I receive at FBFC & the above named employees, I plan on staying banking at FBFC in West Bend as the drive will be worth it!!
Thank you, thank you FBFC of West Bend for exceeding my expectations in a bank time after time!!
I started with Bank of Oconomowoc, when I got my first part-time job while going to school in 1971. Then I worked there for 17 years after high school. The name changed and people change, but the First Bank of Oconomowoc customer service stays top-notch. It is always how I was trained - to be curious, friendly, know names, cross sell services, and keep customers informed. I hadn't been there as long as Mary Sharp or Linda Dahl, but I did work with these two fantastic employees during that time. Some things have changed with the "Home Town" Bank it used to be, but all-in-all, I still bank with them. Congratulations on 160 years and here's to many more!
It has been a great journey with FBFC since I opened my first checking account with them 4 years ago. It is special for me as my first job in the USA's salary is deposited in my account with First Bank Financial Centre. I got emotionally attached when my first 15 days work salary got credited and I kept on checking online banking. Since then I regularly check online and mobile banking as well as regularly visit my Grafton location to say "Hi" to the nice and friendly bankers we have here. They are very professional and advised me about growing my money depositing in a CD account. I frequently get invites for great events at Grafton location as well. I am thankful to FBFC and their Grafton location bank employees for taking care of me and my money.
Tell Us Your Story
Each month, we’ll be donating $1,600 to a charity voted on by you! Please see the charity options below for Hartford and cast your vote today. Each user is allowed one vote per machine, per day. See official rules here.
Since 1977 the Medical Center Foundation of Hartford’s mission is to serve the community by providing services and programs that contribute to the health and the vitality of the community. Our purpose is to show members of our community that by working together, we impact people’s lives. Our programs and services include: Adult Day Care – 1022 Club, Personal Emergency Lifelines, a Fitness Program, Medical Transportation, and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program.
Our mission is to help local families affected by breast cancer, by providing basic daily needs in the form of gift cards and services. We also hope to encourage, empower and inspire our community, and the families within it, through our efforts! Our fundraising comes from our yearly Pink Pumpkin Run where we raise money through registrations, sponsors and raffle items. In addition to our event, we host a monthly, local support group for people going through breast cancer.
Support the Troops was started in 2007 by a local mom whose sons were serving overseas. We have mailed over 13,000 care packages, spending over $264,000 on postage, to the amazing and selfless men and women who are serving with the US Military. We operate 100% off of donations and fundraising events. We're incredibly grateful to the community and organizations who come to put care packages together and help collect donations to put in them.
Vote For Which Charity Should Win This Month!
Last Month's Winner
Southeast WI - Lions BOLD
We are pleased to congratulate Southeast WI - Lions BOLD as the recipient of our 160th Anniversary $1,600 charitable donation for July! We appreciate all you do for the community and thank you for making lives better!