David Putrus is our Banker member. David is currently the Vice President of First Bank & Trust, Skokie. FB&T was established 20 years ago with Evanston being the first branch. Currently they have $1 Billion in deposits and have 9 branched throughout the Chicago area. They never accepted government bailout money and held their highest rating throughout the recession. David stated that they do not make their income from collecting fees for their accounts. They pride themselves on building their business through personal referrals. Their is no service charge for business accounts with less than 250 transactions per cycle, they waive the initial check order and provide on-line banking. 80% of Evanston’s Not For Profits back with FB&T as part of their committment to giving back to the community. Consumer accounts have no minimum balance requirements, no fees and no check charges. Electronic services include on-line banking, remote capture for deposits and their newest feature: People Pay. Remember David Putrus and First Bank& Trust when you hear your associates mention that they are looking for a community bank with a personal service touch.