FirstState Bank Celebrates 35 years Of Service
And Looks Forward To 2007 With a New Home Office
And More Services For Their Customers
Names of Officers and Board Members at
FirstState Bank's groundbreaking
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FirstState Bank was founded in 1971 as a result of the efforts of many local people who saw a need - a need for a financial institution that could relate to the plans, goals and dreams they had for themselves as well as those of their family and friends. By combining their efforts and investing their money, these farsighted citizens were able to obtain a charter and establish the bank. In the decades which have followed, the bank has grown steadily and is now one of the largest independent financial institutions in the area. Despite this growth and the turbulent changes in the banking industry, they have succeeded in their mission to be the bank for all people in the area.
The growth of FirstState Bank has been evident as it has expanded over the years. In 1986 the bank purchased their current Operations Center, located adjacent to their Lineville office. This move allowed them to improve their customer service by performing in-house many functions that had formerly been outsourced to other companies. In response to numerous requests from the Ashland community, their thriving Ashland office was opened in 1987. In 1996, remodeling was completed on Lineville's historic Farmer's Hardware building, and it was reopened to the public as the FirstState Bank Conference Center. Six years later, in the spring of 2002, the FirstState Bank Mortgage Center was established to better serve the needs of their customers seeking residential lending services. And in 2003, the bank demonstrated their commitment to the people of Randolph County by opening a Wedowee office.
FirstState remains committed to the vision and dreams of those founding community members whose bright hope for the future conceived this organization. FirstState currently has grown to over $130,000,000 in total assets with branches in Lineville, Ashland and Lake Wedowee. FirstState will soon be occupying the a new home office building in Lineville.
FirstState's future home office building in Lineville
FirstState Bank plays an active role in the community by supporting both the local public and private schools by:
FirstState Bank supports various local athletic programs by:
Monetary Donations are made to the following community organizations:
Savings bonds are donated for various community programs such as Head Start Reading Programs, Local School Academic/Athletic Banquets, Church sponsored events, local beauty pageants, etc...
This Year FirstState Bank is also a proud sponsor of the Clay County Courthouse Centennial Celebration.
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