January’s Business of the Month

Background about the business.

First National Bank is a local, full-service bank, serving the Ames, Ankeny, Johnston, Murray, Osceola and West Des Moines communities from 10 convenient locations. You can count on us for local decisions, the latest products and services, and an experienced, knowledgeable staff. First National Bank opened its doors for business in 1903, and has been serving and growing in the community ever since. We have weathered every economic downturn throughout the years and have always emerged stronger and more secure.

Since that time, we’ve steadfastly served and supported our communities and as our customer footprint grew and expanded, so did we. First National Bank is the lead bank of Ames National Corporation, a central Iowa bank holding company with affiliate banks in Nevada, Boone, Marshalltown and Story City.

With First National Bank, you can be confident your deposits are safe and the organization is financially stable. The Bank is well-capitalized and always looking out for our customer’s best interest. Stop by one of our locations and let us show you how we Deliver What Banking Should Be and live our Core Values to be Community-Focused, Responsive, Trustworthy, Innovative and Secure.

What is something people may not know about your business?

Thanks to our customers, we are leaders in Banking in Clarke County. People do business and establish relationships with people they know and trust. We hire team members who represent our community. Our Osceola and Murray teams include 19 people who live, work and play around the Osceola area. This team represents 110 years of banking experience, and our shortest tenured employee is 5 years and our longest tenured employee is 30 years. We are proud to be a part of the Clarke County community.

Anything else that you would like to share about our business?

First National Bank offers an array of services to help simplify your banking. Our innovative digital banking services include: online banking, money management, mobile banking, mobile deposit and mobile wallet. We are continually looking for ways to make banking more convenient for you. If you have any questions or to learn more, please contact us at (641) 342-6581. Thank you for choosing First National Bank. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

What do you like about Osceola?

Osceola’s location makes us easy to find and our community spirit makes it hard to leave!  We enjoy our relaxed lifestyle – running into friends while out and about or enjoying a quieter pace in our neighborhoods.  Meanwhile, all the amenities of Des Moines are only 30 minutes away.  Ultimately, we can easily get anywhere we’d like to go by hopping on Amtrak or Interstate 35 or US Highways 34 and 69.

What’s your favorite thing about working at First National Bank that makes you want to come back every day?

We like each other!  When you spend most of your waking hours with fellow employees, you want it to be quality, rewarding time.  We enjoy each other’s company and we respect each other’s expertise.  The customer benefits most when we are all working together toward the same goal.

Is there anything else that you would like to share about your business that I might have missed?

Our customers are committed to their families and their communities.  We are in a unique position to help them carry through on that commitment.  FNB is a big enough bank to have a high level of expertise and all the right product offerings yet small enough for highly personal service and quick turnaround time on customers’ requests.

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