Citizens First Bank Marks 20th Anniversary with $20,000 Donation to United Way

Citizens First Bank management and directors are pleased to announce a $20,000 contribution to the United Way of Clinton County in honor of the bank’s 20th anniversary.

Bank President Kathy Forrest shared, “We are proud to contribute locally, and it just made sense to make part of our 20 year celebration a commitment to help the community that has supported us over the last 20 years. Since United Way specializes in helping organizations in our community it was a natural fit.”

What started out as a year’s worth of plans to celebrate the milestone, quickly changed with the onset of COVID-19. Like businesses across the globe, Citizens First Bank (CFB) had to pivot to Plan B to limit exposure for staff and customers. Banking is deemed an essential service, so CFB has remained open, utilizing digital banking and expanded drive-thru services to meet customer needs, while keeping lobbies closed.

This spring, the Citizens First Bank lending team worked hand in hand with area businesses to process Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for 183 businesses, totaling $14.9 million. It is apparent to bank leadership that the needs of our community have increased with many people out of work and facing a difficult time, so the donation seems the right way to mark the anniversary. Citizens First Bank is very proud to contribute locally and support our community’s growth with a $20,000 contribution to the United Way of Clinton County.

About Citizens First Bank

Chartered in 2000, Citizens First Bank plays an important role in community banking. Its products provide customers with effective, locally owned banking choices, the latest technology, and services expertise. Headquartered at 1442 Lincoln Way in Clinton, Citizens First Bank also has branches at 403 S Washington Blvd, Camanche and at 1329 N 2nd St, Clinton. This year, Citizens First Bank is happy to be celebrating 20 years of Banking as it should be.