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First National Bank Donates $100,000.00 to Greater Connections Childhood Development Center

posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 in Newsroom

First National Bank – Julie Lanning, President & CEO; Susan McNichols, Compliance  Officer; Sarah Yo

Greater Connections Childhood Development Center recently received a donation of $100,000.00 from First National Bank as a part of their start up initiative. Julie Lanning, President & CEO, Susan McNichols, Compliance Officer, Sarah Young, Technical Business Analyst, and Jennifer Goodson, Customer Service Representative, presented the check on behalf of First National Bank. Melissa Zellmer, Executive Director at Greater Connections, and the Board of Directors accepted the donation on behalf of the center.

First National Bank is proud to provide this financial donation to Greater Connections Childhood Development Center reinforcing our commitment to community and the families we serve. The childhood development center arose out of the need for more childcare options in Southwest Iowa. The mission of the center is nurturing growth through connection and play. Work to establish the community resource started after multiple community partners stepped up to get the process in motion. This community daycare is open to any residents of the area from infant to school age. The vision of Greater Connections is to provide a center where children can learn and grow both physically and mentally, through play, in a safe and caring environment. This cutting edge, state of the art facility will benefit many community members and promote the Creston area as a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

First National Bank is a full-service community bank locally owned that specializes in commercial, agricultural, and personal banking. First National Bank has offices in Creston, Afton, and Shenandoah with assets of $437 million.  

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