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2022 PromotionsFFSB Promotions

January 19, 2022

First Federal Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Leann Whitney to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and Ellie Rossiter to Vice President of Commercial Lending.

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On Fridays We Wear BlueOn Fridays We Wear Blue
December 16, 2021

Our new campaign “On Fridays We Wear Blue” is a reminder to the members of our communities that we have local customer advocates in our offices to help answer life’s most important financial questions. Whether it’s a quick question or a detailed discussion, we invite you to call, email or come in. We are here to help!

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2020 New Website Design AnnouncementFFSB Unveils Website Redesign
November 16, 2021

At First Federal Savings Bank, we're always exploring new ways to provide a better banking experience, which is why we are excited to officially unveil our newly redesigned website - www.ffsbweb.comThe new website features a modern, user-friendly design with enhanced navigation for a more engaging user experience. 

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KR_DW_TT headshotFFSB Announces Next President & CEO

October 22, 2021

First Federal Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Konni Rodeghier from Senior Vice President of Lending to President and CEO effective October 1st – also promoted was Dena Weber to Chief Operating Officer and Tracy Tunnell to Vice President of Retail Lending.

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Never Share your PINWhat to do if you receive a scam, email or text.

October 25, 2022 | Cyber Security

Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank.

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Education - Goals4 Tips to Reach Your Financial Goals

July 19, 2022 | Budgeting & Savings

Setting attainable and realistic financial goals is key to reaching success, however knowing how to reach them and which to prioritize can be tricky.

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Blog Love
Insure Your Love 

February 1, 2022 | Life Insurance 

Each person has a unique reason for getting life insurance, but those reasons can be distilled into one: we love someone and want to make sure they are protected financially. That’s why Life Happens created and coordinates the Insure Your Love campaign. 

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Blog Top 10 Ways to Prepare for RetirementFinancial Security in Retirement 

January 19, 2022 | Financial Security

Financial security in retirement doesn’t just happen. It takes planning and commitment and, yes, money.

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Data PrivacyKeep Your Data Safe in the New Year
December 30, 2021 | Cyber Security

New year, new scams! Scammers are always looking for new ways to steal data online, which is why it's important to know how to lock down your devices, network and personal information. 

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Blog Smiley FaceHow to Make Your Financial Life Happier in 2022 

December 27, 2021 | Budgeting & Savings

Instead of setting an ambitious goal in the new year, consider some smaller and more cerebral ways to make your financial life happier.

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BanksNeverAskThatCan You Spot a Phishing Scam?

October 1, 2021 | Cyber Security

Each October is Cybersecurity Awareness month. It’s time to put scammers in their place!

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News Events15 Tips for a New Year

October 25, 2021 | Budgeting & Savings

Here are some tips to ensure you finish the year strong and set yourself up for success in 2022.

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MortgageHow to Get Preapproved for a Mortgage

November 2, 2021 | Budget & Savings

The first step to purchasing a new home is finding out how much you can afford.

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Community Involvement

Labor of Love 2022 Labor of Love 2022

Every year FFSB participates in United Way’s Labor of Love event. Our employees volunteer their time by providing home improvements to local families living with disabilities, fighting illness or single parents and grandparents. The repairs can range from outdoor clean up and landscaping to drywall work and painting.

Community - YMCA Chalk
FFSB host Ottawa YMCA Summer Camp Kids

On Thursday June 30th, First Federal Savings Bank in Ottawa hosted Ottawa YMCA summer camp kids for a fun-filled day of sidewalk chalk, financial bingo, and a tour of the bank! Thank you to all the First Federal and YMCA staff who helped make this day such a hit.

Freezin 4 ReasonFreezin' for a Reezin'

Freezin’ for a Reezin’ is an annual fundraising event hosted by WCMY for the Community Food Basket of Ottawa, which serves five zip codes in LaSalle County. Food pantry officials estimate that every $1 donated is equal to 1lb. of food, so every winter we look forward to raising funds and participating in the 500lb. challenge. With the help of our employees, First Federal Savings Bank has surpassed the 500lb. goal every year we participated.


Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

Each year, families struggle to enjoy Christmas the way others do, which is why we participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The Angel Tree program helps make the holidays a little brighter for less fortunate families in our communities by providing them with gifts to put under their tree. Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning, so we’re more than happy to help in any way we can.

Labor of LoveLabor of Love

First Federal Savings Bank participates every year in the United Way’s Labor of Love event. Our employees donate their time by providing home improvements to local families living with disabilities, fighting illness or single parents and grandparents. The repairs can range from outdoor clean up and landscaping to drywall work and painting.

Chamber Event
Bartlett Chamber Challenge

First Federal Savings Bank is a member of multiple Chambers of Commerce in the communities we serve, including the Bartlett Area. This year, Emmett Higgin volunteered at Good Will® for the Chamber Challenge to help participants through a series of puzzles and advance to the next location. It's always exciting to see organizations host innovative events that bring people together, and we look forward to all the other community events in store!

Walk2EndAlzIllinois Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's

Where there is a walk, there is a way! The Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is a local event hosted by many communities across the nation to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association and fight to create a future without Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses. To show our support and help raise awareness, we have created custom displays at the Corporate office in honor of those lost to Alzheimer’s and the 6 million Americans living with the disease.


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