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What I like most about First State Community Bank is when I go into the bank, everybody says, “Hi Joan! How are you doing today?” If I have a family member that’s sick, they ask about him. If I have my granddaughter, they personally speak to her and acknowledge her. They’re friends. They’re not just a bank.”

- Joan M.

First State feels like to us that it’s a hometown bank. It doesn’t feel like a big corporate bank.”

-Mark M.

The number one more important thing to me is to be able to walk in and have communication with somebody. When you do need help or you need to put a plan together, First State Community Bank has always been there. They’ve always had a solution.”

- Josh H.