Our History

As one of the five largest privately held banks in Chicago, our business with you is personal. We focus on building long term relationships with Clients who are making decisions that work for the current fiscal year and the next generation. Our mission is simple - experienced bankers providing customized solutions while serving our community.


Our Story

Since 1955, we have worked alongside our Clients to combine practicality with creativity, while always remaining a consistent and steady financial partner in good and bad economies. We are working with first, second and third generations of entrepreneurs to perpetuate family businesses for generations to come.

We are also focused on the community and meeting the needs of our neighbors. With a bank-wide culture of caring and giving we consistently help support our growing community. Whether it's the hundreds of hours my colleagues volunteer each year to serve important community organizations or the financial assistance provided by our foundation, for over 65 years...and counting, we are privileged to support the community that has helped us become one of the largest banks in the Chicago metropolitan market.

With friendly regards,

Randy L. Green
Executive Chairman of the Board


2022 Impact Statement         

2021 Impact Statement

We have developed a bank-wide culture of caring by giving our time, talent and resources as well as financial education and charitable contributions. Improving our communities has been our priority since day one. Click here to read our 2021 Impact Statement.



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Top 100 Places to work in 2021

First Bank, one of the five largest privately held banks in Chicago, has been named to Crain’s Chicago Business 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago. The top 100 ranking recognizes that First Bank creates a positive environment that fosters teamwork, growth, respect, and strives to assure that all employees are valued and appreciated. Watch our 2021 Best Places to Work video. 



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Three Illinois Banks Recognized for Exceptional Community Service

As one of the five largest privately-owned banks in Chicago, First Bank understands the importance of giving back and serving the community. Read the full story.



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