Financial Education Center

First Bank’s Community Giving 2020 Recap

Despite 2020 being a challenging year for everyone, First Bank teams continued to support the communities in which we serve in whatever manner possible. Although our volunteer efforts looked a little different than normal due to the pandemic, our charitable giving amounts still demonstrated our strong commitment. Learn more about our initiatives that support the people and the businesses in our communities.

Webinar: Economic Aid Impact: Important PPP Updates

Tim Fogerty, Managing Director of First Bank Commercial Banking and Kate Mayfield, Director of Credit Underwriting at First Bank provided updates from the COVID-19 Relief Economic Aid Act passed at the end of December, including information on Second Draw PPP Loans. They also provided information on how to apply for a second draw loan with First Bank.

Webinar: COVID Vaccinations: Can Employers Require?

First Bank’s Center for Family Owned Businesses held a webinar on January 12th covering COVID vaccinations and if employers can require them.

Annual Market Review 2020

Over the past 12 months, we have endured a global pandemic resulting in numerous deaths and hospitalizations, mass layoffs, a sinking economy, and a contentious presidential election. Our lives and lifestyles changed, where working and learning from home became the "new normal," and in- person communication was replaced by virtual meetings. In short, 2020 was a very memorable year that tested our resolve, patience, and courage.

New College Cost Data for 2020-2021 School Year

Every year, the College Board releases updated college cost data and trends in its annual report.

How COVID-19 Has Changed Consumer Behavior and the Future of Retail

U.S. consumer spending accounts for about two-thirds of all economic activity, so it's good news that many businesses and consumers have adapted quickly to the new normal created by the pandemic.