About Citizens First Bank
Citizens First Bank exceeded initial growth expectations. Bank officials credit the success of the bank to the mission of putting customers first, to local management, and operating in a market receptive to a locally owned community bank. Decisions are made right in the Clinton or Camanche offices, making it a great atmosphere for local banking.
Bank employees point out that providing excellent customer service is their daily way of doing business: providing banking as it should be. First time customers often remark on how friendly the staff is, how professional they are in actions and appearance.
Since the bank's opening, it has doubled the size of its original building and expanded to two additional branches. The Midtown branch on Clinton's north side opened in 2001 with the new branch in nearby Camanche, Iowa opening the summer of 2004. Two years after the bank's initial opening, it was realized the size of the original building was no longer adequate. Groundbreaking started in December of 2002 that, upon completion in April of 2003, gave the bank a main office that was twice the size of its modest beginnings.
The bank initiated Iowa's first mobile bank for business customers in 2001. The Citizens First Bank courier van schedules pick-ups for deposits and change order drop-offs. Business owners like the convenience, as they don't have to be short of staff while a worker leaves to make bank deposits.
Citizens First Bank has become well known for taking on important local causes from collecting items and sponsoring a mailing of Christmas care boxes to local soldiers serving overseas, to hosting a food drive each Christmas for families in need, participating in Relay for Life events, helping out with the local non-profit foundation's and fundraisers as well as sponsoring numerous school events, teams and other worthy causes.