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City of West Bend selects 2018 Business of the Year

March 21, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The City of West Bend presented an award for the 2018 Business of the Year this week to First Bank Financial Centre, 1811 W. Washington Street.

Mayor Kraig Sadownikow praised First Bank for being “truly a hometown community bank.”


“The award is a wonderful recognition of the commitment of our employees,” said Jeff McCarthy, First Bank marketing director and vice president. “Our employees spend about 15,000 a year volunteering in local communities and at the West Bend branch alone in 2018 spent nearly 400 hours volunteering.

“A lot of banks offer savings accounts and checking accounts but for us it’s about charitable giving and volunteerism that really makes a difference. The awards are nice but that’s not why we do it, we do it to make lives better.”

Business of the Year in West Bend

First Bank Financial Centre employs over 300 people and has branches in Hartford, West Bend and Germantown.


Opened in 2002 and remodeled in 2017 the bank on W. Washington Street has nearly doubled the size of its branch on the west side of town.


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