Blue & Gold News

First Mid Gives Back this Holiday Season

First Mid employees are volunteering and finding ways to donate to those in need this time of year. Below are some of the many ways our employees are giving back to their communities. Carmi – Sponsor of Shop with a Cop & Hat/Mitten Drive for Carmi Schools Carterville, Carbondale – Toys for more

How to Winterize Your Home

Taking proper precautions against winter conditions is an important step for homeowners to take. Not only will you be able to enjoy the snow with your loved ones, but you’ll also have the peace of mind knowing that your home is protected from any disasters that winter may throw your more

The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Online Shopping

During the holiday season, many consumers are choosing the convenience of doing their shopping online rather than making the trip to the mall. In fact, Deloitte’s 2018 Holiday Survey forecasted online sales increasing by 17% – 22%, and online spending is expected to account for 57% of all purchases. Although online more

Fall Food Drive Contest

In September, First Mid held a company-wide food drive. The winner of the food drive contest was Murphysboro for the second year in a row. They collected 700 items and donated half of their items to the Murphysboro Food Pantry and half to Good Samaritan Ministries. The winning team received more

Holiday Open House

Many First Mid locations will be hosting a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 14th. Stop by to celebrate the season with us and enjoy holiday refreshments! Check with your local banking center to verify times and details in your community.    

Need a little help during the holidays?

Is your holiday shopping list longer than you planned? Do you need extra funds this Christmas? Stop by and talk to a First Mid Customer Service Representative about a Holiday Loan; because we understand that some years, even Santa can use a little help! Learn more. 

Give Your Holiday Budget a Vacation

If you have trouble saving for holiday expenses, we have an account for you! You can avoid the stress of holiday spending next year when you open a Christmas Club Savings Account any time before January 31st and start saving for 2019. You will only need $1 to open the account. If more

Are you ready to become a homeowner?

So you want to buy your first home... If you're a first-time buyer, there are many things that are important to understand before you jump into the process of purchasing a home.   You struggle to pay your rent. Can you really buy a house? It's possible that buying will be cheaper than renting. more

Medicare Insurance Options Seminars

If you need help understanding your Medicare Options, join us at one of our upcoming Medicare Options Seminars. First Mid Insurance Group will be hosting seminars and open houses beginning in October and continuing through December in the following communities: This is an opportunity to receive the important information to help more

First Mid Participates in Special Olympics Event

First Mid was happy to be a sponsor of the 35th Annual Special Olympics Family Festival (SOFF) on September 15th. Several employees volunteered as committee members and friends-for-a-day, or helped with registration, games, activities, food and more. Joe Dively, First Mid President and CEO, was a friend-for-a-day and has volunteered more