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First Security Donates to the City of Ionia

First Security Bank recently donated $2,500 toward the construction of a walking path in Ionia’s City Park.

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15 Things to Keep in Your Car This Winter

Snow. Rain. Ice. Sleet. Cold. Potholes. Let’s face it, winter can bring on just about any dangerous driving situation.

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First Security Donates to Charles City Police Department

First Security Bank recently donated $1200 to the Charles City Police Department’s fundraising efforts toward maintaining their new K-9 Unit, Jordy.

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First Security Announces Promotion of Steere and Kraft

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce the promotions of Kathy Steere and Billi Jo Kraft.

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Murray Appointed to IBA Leaders in Advocacy

Iowa Bankers Association recently selected Sarah Murray of First Security Bank & Trust to participate in the IBA Leaders in Advocacy Program.  Sarah joined the First Security team in Charles City as AVP/Senior Accountant in 2016 with the position of Cashier added to her responsibilities in 2017.

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Lessons in Voting

Easy ways to teach kids about the democratic process

The signs have been placed firmly in lawns, over bridges, and in the hands of politicians and their supporters across America. Voting season is in full swing. And while not everyone can agree on the same parties, candidates, or issues, most can agree on one thing: voting season is a great opportunity to educate young children on the democratic process.

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Lessin Earns Certificate from Introduction Commercial Lending School

Jennifer Lessin, Credit Analyst at First Security Bank, has successfully completed the 2018 Iowa Bankers Association’s Introduction to Commercial Lending School held October 8-10 in Cedar Rapids.

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Franzen Earns Certificate from Commercial Lending School

Sydney Franzen, Ag/Commercial Lender at First Security Bank, has successfully completed the 2018 Iowa Bankers Association’s Commercial Lending School held October 1-5 in Ankeny.

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First Security Welcomes Erika DeBruyn

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Erika DeBruyn has joined the First Security team in Charles City.

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First Security Board of Directors Announce Schroeder Promotion

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce the promotion of Evelyn Schroeder to Assistant Vice President.

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First Security Announces Coates, Menken, and Clark Promotion

Over the last several months, the First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer have announced the promotions of Kimberley Coates, Katie Menken, and Lyndsay Clark.

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Anatomy of a Fake Check Scam

Fake checks drive many types of scams – like those involving phony prize wins, fake jobs, mystery shoppers, online classified ad sales, and others.

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Introducing Two-Way Text Alerts

To you, the card you carry isn’t just a piece of plastic. It’s lunch with your best friend, the perfect gift found after a diligent online search, or a quick stop for gas on the way home. To fraudsters, it’s a chance to steal your information and use your account for their own purposes.

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First Security Welcomes Rhonda Troester and Carly Demro

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Rhonda Troester and Carly Demro have joined the First Security team in Charles City.

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First Security Donates to Meservey Public Library

First Security Bank recently donated $750 to the Meservey Public Library. The funds were put toward their 50th anniversary celebration and their 2nd annual carnival. The free event is an opportunity for Meservey and surrounding area to enjoy community and fun activities ranging from inflatable rides and petting zoos to face painting and magician shows.

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First Security Donates to Rockwell Lions Club

 

First Security recently donated $2,000 to the Rockwell Lions Club’s fundraiser for their annual Truck and Tractor Pull. The pull, which was part of the National Tractor Pullers Association 2018 Grand National Championship series, was held July 5-7. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rockwell community.

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First Security Welcomes Caitlin Golle

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Caitlin Golle has joined the First Security office in Charles City as a Video Banker. In this role, she will operate some of the latest technology offered in banking, Interactive Teller Machines. Via video chat, she will hold a face-to-face conversation with customers while assisting them with deposits, withdrawals, account transfers, loan payments, and more.

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First Security Employees Complete two-year Ag Credit School

First Security Bank & Trust employees, Kris Wegner, Sydney Franzen, Josh Dodd, and Eric Miller have successfully completed the 2018 Ag Credit School in Ames, Iowa.

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First Security Honors Beth Wilson

After a banking career of more than 33 years, Beth Wilson, Vice President/Retail Lender, plans to retire.

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First Security Welcomes Vicky Rowe

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Vicky Rowe has joined the First Security Service Center. From the First Security office in Charles City, Rowe will provide customers with a one-stop customer service experience. She will aid in many areas which include providing information about deposit and loan accounts, debit cards, online banking, and safety deposit box opening and access. She will also work on fraud situations and account reconciliation.

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First Security Welcomes Bre Knowles

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Bre Knowles has joined First Security.

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First Security Welcomes Julie Versluis

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Julie Versluis has joined First Security as Vice President and Trust Officer.

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First Security Welcomes New Employee

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Chei Hanig has joined the First Security team in Hampton.

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First Security Donates to Mission Thornton Inc.

First Security recently donated $2,500 to Mission Thornton, Inc. Their goal is to raise $24,000 to replace Thornton’s current welcome sign with an LED electronic message board.

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25 Easy Ways to Help the Planet and Your Budget

Conserving energy. Reducing landfills and pollution. Protecting the environment.  Chances are, you already know the impact that recycling can have on sustaining our planet. What you may not know, however, is the impact recycling can have in your home – and in your budget.

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How to Achieve Your Financial Goals

What do you want in life? A new car? Your own home? A great college education for your children?

 

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How to protect yourself from tax refund fraud

For many people, knowing a tax refund is on the way can be a big relief, an exciting treat, or both. And the sooner the refund arrives the better.

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Credit unions' free ride hurts Iowa's rural communities

Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer, Iowa View contributor 

 

How can an industry that claims to be “not-for-profit” keep billions in profits each year tax free?

Credit unions are now a $1.3 trillion industry, and reported $9.7 billion in tax-free profits in 2016. Three-fourths of those profits were in credit unions with more than $1 billion in assets. 

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First Security Welcomes New Employees

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Suzie Ross and Carla Winterink joined the First Security Service Center.

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Data Breaches: Protect Your Information and Money

Banks are national leaders in preserving the security of customer data. The industry dedicates hundreds of millions of dollars annually to data security, and adheres to strict regulatory and network requirements. The banking industry’s first priority is to protect consumers and make them whole.

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