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October 27, 2013

First Farmers lays out downtown game plan

New bank branch should be open in January.

(Continued)

“We’re excited to get started, but we want to make a smooth transition for our staff and customer base,” Eikenberry said. “It normally will take us 60 to 90 days to get the appropriate approvals and circuits installed. I am confident with everyone working together we will be pleased with the timing in opening our new location.”

First Farmers president and CEO Gene Miles said the bank recognizes the importance of occupying a significant landmark in the area and intends to highlight the cultural significance of the property.

“We’re very proud to be in this building because it has an exceptional history in our industry. The growth and expansion of our organization proves that locally based community banking can effectively serve our areas well and be successful,” Miles said.

“Placing significant facets of our organization in this particular location reflects our commitment to continuing those efforts.”

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