The First National Bank of Pana, Pana Facility
About First National Bank
As one of the oldest financial institutions in Christian County the First National Bank of Pana was chartered on June 26, 1930. Local businessmen built the Bank to fill a void in the local community created by the collapse of two prior financial institutions; Schuyler State Bank and National Bank of Pana during the great depression. Then its chief executive officer or cashier was J.A. Clark. The first recorded holdings of the Bank totaled $445,594.05, compared to approximately $173,000,000 recently.
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In the 1930's, the Bank was robbed as tellers were greeted at the doors as they reported to work. It was rumored the thief was the notorious outlaw John Dillinger.
The Bank moved to its current location on South Locust Street in April 1966 and the Banks lobby was remodeled in the fall of 2005. In 1995, the Bank opened a full service branch in Assumption and in 2001, opened the First National Bank on Spresser, a full service branch in Taylorville, acquired The State Bank of Blue Mound in 2016, and most recently opened a full service branch in Decatur in May 2019. Currently the First National Bank of Pana employs 40 people and has a board of eleven directors.
First National Bank of Pana remains a locally owned and managed 5 star rated bank which gives us the ability to make decisions more quickly and to provide more customized service and products to meet the needs of customers. The Bank will continue to serve our customers and communities for many years to come. Thank you for your continued trust and the opportunity to serve you!