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
I had my first account there since 1996. I enjoy the community-like banking and how they go beyond their customers' needs. I live 20 min away in Watertown, but still keep my acct at FBFC. Everyone is so helpful at any branch. I like the great customer service.
We moved to Oconomowoc in 2016 from the Wisconsin/Illinois border. Because of online banking, for a while, we left our accounts in Antioch and banked by mail when necessary. One Saturday at the Oconomowoc Farmer's Market, as I was about to pay for my purchase, a First Bank Financial Centre employee stepped up and paid for it as their special treat. Another Saturday, they were giving out playing cards. We were so impressed that when we tired of banking by mail, we switched our accounts to First Bank Financial Centre. The customer service is always top notch. Happy birthday, First Bank Financial Centre!
I opened my first account at the Mequon office of FBFC in Oct. 2012 because there was a special promotion if you opened a new checking account. Very quickly I decided that this was a friendly, efficient, and pleasant place to bank. I was impressed that they always knew my name even though I had a very small account. Within the year I opened a savings account too, and started telling other people how nice it was to bank there. Most of the people I talked to agreed with my assessment and opened new accounts for themselves. When I received a huge bill for my small safety deposit box from another bank, I opened up a new box at FBFC and continue to be delighted by their service and reasonable rates.
When my former locally-owned community bank was bought out by a multi-national mammoth institution, I had to again find another home-grown bank where I could feel I was again an important piece of their long-term plan and they would be a piece of my long-term plan as well. First Bank Financial Centre was a wonderful find and they have been in my corner on all levels of banking, from mortgages to various monetary accounts and financial recommendations.
Returning to the West Bend area after a long absence, I received a promotion through the mail inviting me to use FBFC's services. For me, the welcome and connection was instantly agreeable. The staff was welcoming, always identifies patrons by name and returns the "small town" atmosphere that seems absent in most of the financial industry. The pleasure and support from the personnel is as genuine as it gets.
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!