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Yukon Plastering

When Mike Rizzo, owner of Yukon Plastering, Inc., became a client over 40 years ago, First Bank had first opened its branch in our area. “I’ve been with First Bank as far back as I can remember,” said Rizzo. “They’ve been easy to work with and have always been good to me.” Mike and his wife, Linda, have continued to grow their plastering business with an eye toward their long-term goals. Rizzo said, “First Bank has always shown a lot of faith in me with a willingness to stand behind me. They’ve even shown me how to do things to help my business, while encouraging me every step of the way.” Preparing for future growth, Rizzo is contemplating the purchase of commercial real estate for expansion. “First Bank has offered many services to help grow my business,” he said. “I’ve banked elsewhere and its just not the same–they’re fantastic.” “First Bank treats me like an individual.” – Mike R ...

HANNA Winery

Business partners, like First Bank, are important to HANNA Winery. “Partnering with a multi-generational, family-owned business like First Bank works well for us and our long-term outlook,” said Christine Hanna, President/co-owner of HANNA Winery in California. “In the craft of winemaking and nurturing vineyards, a short-term perspective just doesn’t make sense.” Founded in 1985 by Dr. Elias Hanna, a world-renowned cardiac surgeon, long-term First Bank client, and Christine’s father, HANNA Winery handcrafts award-winning varieties. Hanna said there’s a personal aspect to First Bank’s unique approach that goes well beyond just an annual meeting. In addition to trusting First Bank’s Wealth Management Group with their family’s financial legacy, the Hanna’s also rely on First Bank’s business banking expertise. “As a true partner, First Bank is always willing to work with us in both good and not-so-good times,” said Hanna. & ...

PDF Print Communications

When Kevin Mullaney, second-generation owner of PDF Print Communications, a Long Beach business forms printer, was researching a new financial services partner, he knew exactly what his company needed. “I wanted to find a bank that was smaller, offering a more personalized relationship,” Mullaney said. “When I researched banks, I found that First Bank was well-established and family-owned. They’re family-owned just like us. That’s one of the things we liked about First Bank.” PDF Print Communications was started by his father. “As we continue to grow, it feels like First Bank is truly excited to be a part of it,” he continued. “Big decisions are often made right away–often even faster than I need them to be.” Maria Hunter, his First Bank Commercial Relationship Manager, has worked diligently to ensure PDF Print Communications has the tools and credit facilities they need for long-term growth. Mullaney said he was very impressed wit ...

Acquisition, LLC

With ingenuity, experience, and the right partnerships, anything is possible. Just ask the co-founders at PBT Acquisition, LLC, and they’ll tell you the credit goes to the team at First Bank in helping them achieve their collaborative dream of an auto-salvage reclamation and environmental restoration business. “If it wasn’t for their faith in what we’re trying to achieve, none of this would even be possible,” said Thomas Bené, CFO, PBT Acquisition. This unique business model utilizes the latest equipment in metal separation technology to extract various components from an East St. Louis, IL-area auto landfill site. Reclaimed precious metals will then be sold for recycling purposes, while existing environmental hazards are properly disposed into lined containers, per EPA standards. “The experience of PBT Acquisition’s partners are perfectly suited for this unique endeavor,” said Joe Reinmann, of PBT Acquisition. “We combine backgrounds in environm ...