We’re pleased to announce that all of our lobbies are currently open. We’re taking precautions and are committed to you and your safety.
View previous COVID-19 updates, and contact us about SBA & PPP loan programs. 

Learn more about our response to COVID-19 and temporary branch closures, or contact us about SBA & PPP loan programs. 

Three Powerful Benefits of Working with a Local Bank

At First Independent Bank, you may know our tagline, “Big Enough to Know Business. Small Enough to Know You.” But what do we mean by that, exactly? To us, it speaks to the many benefits of working with a local community bank. Here’s how those benefits translate for our customers.

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Budgeting Ideas for the New Year

We’re still fresh into the new year, and if you’re like many people, you have some financial goals. One financial goal that many people start with in the new year is to create and stick to a budget. Budgeting can help you achieve the goals you’re working toward. It’s getting out of debt, saving for retirement, or just trying to keep your grocery bill from getting out of hand. Budgets can help you reign in your spending and gain control of your financial life.

Here are a few tips for budgeting if you’re just getting started this year:

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First Independent Bank Elects New President

After 38 years, on January 27th, 2021 the Board of First Independent Bank elected as President someone other than Duke Pogatchnik.

Bruce Pogatchnik was named as the new Bank President. Bruce Pogatchnik joined the First Independent Bank Board in 1990 and has currently been serving as Vice-President / Chief Financial Officer of the Bank. Bruce Pogatchnik served as President/CEO of Northview Bank from 1987-2017.  Duke Pogatchnik prepared for the stability of the Bank in the event of his untimely passing with succession plans and replacement candidates identified.  

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