Blue & Gold News

Protected: Tailored Solutions for the Strategic Investor

As you become more accomplished, your financial needs evolve – along with your ability to access a more sophisticated approach to investing. The Portfolio Select Unified Managed Account (UMA) platform, available exclusively to advisors affiliated with Raymond James, provides increased control and flexibility for building an investment strategy tailored to ...read more

Social Media for Local Businesses

When you’re a local business owner, standing out from the competition is easier when you market your brand clearly and professionally. Even so, jumping on the social media train can feel intimidating, especially when a new platform pops up every week. But it doesn’t need to be that complicated! Having ...read more

What is Homeowners Insurance and Why Do I Need It?

When it comes to buying a home, future homeowners tend to plan for upfront costs, but there are ongoing costs they need to be aware of. One of those ongoing costs is home insurance. Our Mortgage Lenders are frequently asked about home insurance and why it is needed to purchase ...read more

Volunteer Spotlight – Angela Boyd

First Mid is honored to recognize Angela Boyd, Training Manager, as our Volunteer Spotlight for June 2024. Angela is committed to supporting local community organizations through volunteerism, consistently demonstrating our core values. What causes are you passionate about supporting through volunteerism? My volunteer efforts have evolved over time. Early on, I ...read more

Follow Us on Social Media

Make sure you are following First Mid on social media to stay up to date on company news, consumer alerts, new job openings, employee engagement in the community, financial tips, and more. Find our First Mid Bank & Trust pages on six social media platforms! Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest X YouTube We have pages for First Mid Insurance ...read more

First Mid Staff Participates in Illinois Farm Bureau 

As a voluntary membership organization, Illinois Farm Bureau represents many Illinois farmers and the state's agricultural industry, and First Mid Ag Services team members willingly get involved. Farm Manager, Michael Bernhard, in our Kankakee office, was recently appointed to the Illinois Farm Bureau State Young Leader Committee. He is beginning ...read more

Fraud Education – Elder Exploitation Scams

Older adults are often targeted for financial exploitation due to their income and accumulated lifelong savings, in addition to the possibility they may face declining cognitive or physical abilities, isolation from family and friends, lack of familiarity or comfort with technology, and reliance on others for their physical well-being, financial ...read more

Protect Your Family During Internet Safety Month

Internet Safety Month, observed each June, is a great time to consider how you are securing your family’s safety online. There are several unique risks associated with children and online safety. When a child is using a computer or mobile device, normal safeguards and security practices may not be sufficient. Children ...read more

Beneficial Ownership Information for Businesses

As of January 1, 2024, many companies in the United States must report information about their beneficial owners, i.e., the individuals who ultimately own or control the company. Reporting is done through the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a U.S. Department of the Treasury Bureau. This ownership requirement is often ...read more

Farm Heirs Value First Mid Ag Commitment to Their Success

During a typical class period on a Thursday morning in December 2023, high school special education teacher and drama instructor, Gwen Boyce, altered her routine. Between helping individual students improve their study skills, she glanced at her computer. It showed the live online auction of her family's farmland — with ...read more