A local bank was very active in giving back to the community in 2017 and hopes for more of the same in 2018.
Market President for First National Bank in Clinton, Josh Shofner, indicates the bank went through some transitions in 2016 and in 2017, that allowed them opportunities to give back to the community.
Shofner indicates the bank did a lot to give back to the community. From a sizeable donation to The Vault to helping the local hospital, the institution was very active.
To promote a new checking account program, the bank did a gas giveaway during the fall months. During that same time period, they did an investment program for local small businesses and gave away $10-thousand.
The bank also is in the schools teaching the community's youth about financial responsibility. Shofner says Connie Unruh is in the schools with the kids among other things she'll be doing in the community.
According to Shofner, the bank hopes to more giving back in the community and groups can reach out to them via their website.
Shofner also points out they've been able to be in the community through one of their executives, who is an military veteran, and spoke to local students about his experiences on Veterans Day.