Business Spotlight for Monday, August 20 - First Southern Bank

The Carterville Chamber of Commerce Business Spotlight of the Week for Monday, August 20th is First Southern Bank.

                Visit First Southern Bank at 111 Municipal Drive in Carterville and instantly you are taken back to a time when a friendly greeting and smile were commonplace, when customers were more than an account number and to an era when customer service was more than a catch phrase.

                At First Southern Bank, the individual needs of each and every customer are a priority. It’s something you feel from the moment you are greeted -- often by name.  When First Southern Bank opened their doors in Carterville in 2013 you were welcomed by familiar faces with years of banking experience from the Tri-C area, you were acknowledged by employees that knew their customers and their communities.  The same employees assist customers today, along with a few new friendly faces offering exceptional service.

                Community is something First Southern Bank takes pride in. As one of the region’s largest originators of commercial loans and consumer home mortgages, First Southern Bank is a leader in helping business owners meet their lending needs and assisting many community members with a mortgage for the perfect home.

                As a locally owned community bank, First Southern Bank can provide quick responses to financial requests. Banking decisions are made locally, providing timely service to borrowers. Plus, for all First Southern Bank customers, great personal service is just a visit or phone call away. 

                First Southern Bank continues to innovate, making banking experiences even better. With Kasasa checking, customers have the potential to earn high interest rates on checking accounts by utilizing convenience services such as online banking, online bill pay, direct deposit of payroll and e-Statements. With an easy-to-use website and a powerful mobile phone app, banking with First Southern Bank is convenient no matter when or where you need access to your accounts.

                First Southern Bank’s commitment to the communities of Southern Illinois goes way beyond banking. Each year, the employees of First Southern give of themselves to not-for-profit, civic and religious organizations across the region, donating thousands of dollars and hours to causes they believe in. The bank is a frequent supporter of the Tri-C schools and First Southern Bank often partners with the City of Carterville and Carterville Chamber of Commerce to provide events throughout the year for community members. First Southern Bank believes that giving back is important and that dedication to customers is something that happens around-the-clock, not just during banking hours.

                 Stop by First Southern Bank at 111 Municipal Drive in Carterville, visit First Southern Bank online at or get in touch at any of the 15 locations and see why First Southern Bank is Community Banking at Its Best!  Member FDIC and Equal Housing Member.