DWIGHT - The First National Bank of Dwight has become the new name for the former MB Financial Bank branch at 395 S Main Street in Seneca. It was purchased on Dec. 10 as its first additional location, and full banking services are being offered at both branches.
The First National Bank of Dwight also has a well-established Farm Management and Trust Department which is now available to the area residents.
Robert Maierhofer, President of the First National Bank of Dwight, has lived in the area for his entire life and is optimistic about the expansion.
"While the signs have changed, the people at the Seneca Bank are still the same," Maierhofer said in a press release. "Both banks are well rooted in the community and will continue to support local residents and businesses with highly personalized service."
"We are very proud of our long history of community banking and serving Dwight and surrounding communities," Maierhofer said in a press release. "We are just as anxious to bring good old fashioned personal banking on a local level to Seneca by providing loans to local businesses, helping them grow and prosper in a challenging environment. Helping farmers meet the needs that face the agricultural community today with sound financial guidance.
"We see how families are struggling today and will be here to help you through these trying financial times. When you're ready to purchase that home of your dreams, we will be with you every step of the way and you will be sending your mortgage payment to us."
The First National Bank of Dwight was founded in 1906 and has always operated out of its original building at 122 W Main Street in Dwight. The square lines and solid stone exterior were designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright, who wanted to exhibit the bank's strength and solidarity.
Over the past 110 years, First National Bank of Dwight has remained stable, which made the recent acquisition possible. In fact, the majority of the current board members can trace their ancestry back to the original owners or managers.
For information about First National Bank of Dwight and its services, visit: fnbofdwight.com or call (815) 584-1212.