Blue & Gold News

First Mid Travel Moves

On Monday, May 14th, our First Mid Travel department moved from the Mattoon Main banking center to the Mattoon Cross County facility, located at 333 Broadway Avenue East. First Mid Updates Name and Logo Stop by and see Sheri!

First Mid Updates Name & Logo

We are excited to introduce a new logo and shorter name. First Mid Bank & Trust will be our official bank name and it comes with a new logo that is a more contemporary symbol reflecting our growth and the changing financial services environment. “Our growth has already taken us beyond more

SBA Loans

Helping people achieve their dreams. What are you passionate about? Pizza? Flowers? Pets? First Mid Bank & Trust of Decatur Community President, John West, is passionate about Small Business Administration loans and because of SBA lending he has been able to help people achieve their dreams of owning businesses. “First Mid’s goal is more

Reading Pays Off

Parents and grandparents are always on the lookout for books to keep children reading and engaged throughout the summer vacation. The American Bankers Association Foundation has partnered with First Book to develop a financial education-themed suggested reading list of over 40 titles, all focused around money concepts, for every reading level.

Seasonal Summer Savings Account

Do you have a major life event coming up, such as a wedding, or a special trip that keeps getting pushed aside? With First Mid’s Summer Savings, you can plan ahead for those summer expenses. Summer Savings accounts may be opened between May 25th and August 31st. Then the money more

Four Ways to Clean up Financial Clutter

Unless you’re Jay Leno, your garage is probably a mess. From sports equipment to gardening supplies, clutter has a way of filling up the space where a car should be. The same goes for financial clutter, which is just as easy to lose control of. Except in this case, it’s more

First Mid to acquire First Bank

  First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. and First BancTrust Corporation has announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which First Mid will acquire all of the outstanding shares of First Bank, the holding company for First Bank & Trust, IL. “The acquisition of First Bank deepens our presence in the attractive more

Start Your Next Move on a Smartphone

Today 40% of all adults use mobile devices to access the Internet and according to the National Association of Realtors, 72% of all homebuyers in 2017 used a mobile device to search home listings. With so many mobile users, we’ve updated our Online Mortgage Center to be available in a more

2017 Food Drive

During the month of July, First Mid held a company- wide Food Drive. Employees donated a total of 5,514 items, which is almost one thousand more than last year! We had 29 locations participating in 20 different communities. The winner of the food drive was our Murphysboro location with a more

Understand Your Medicare and Senior Coverage Options

With ever-changing health and drug plans for seniors, choosing the right coverage can be confusing. Every year, Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is October 15 - December 7. This is the only time during the year that seniors can change their Part “D” drug plan and/or their Medicare Advantage plan for more