Joined Better Banks in 2011
Farmer's State Bank in Astoria joined the Better Banks family in 2011 becoming the sixth branch. Better Banks Astoria is still located on Main Street in the original building, which dates back to 1819. During the past 25 years, the bank has seen many changes.
Astoria will continue to provide customers the high quality service they are accustomed to and keep them informed of any future changes. We are always looking for new ways to serve our current customers, as well as acquire new customers.
Meet the Team
Astoria Community Involvement
Being a community leader is who we are. Our team volunteers hundreds of hours each year in leadership and education roles in addition to sponsoring local events.
As a community bank, we feel strongly that giving back to our local community is important.
Especially efforts aimed at improving overall economic well-being and making a positive difference in our local schools and communities.
Astoria Community News
Astoria Elementary Bank at SchoolOn Tuesday, May 17th, Better Banks Astoria branch visited with Astoria Elementary first graders. Jill Easley and Jessica Shawgo taught about banking, savings, and interest. Each student decorated a piggy bank provided by Better Banks.
Astoria High School Awards NightAstoria High School awards night was held on May 10, 2022. The Astoria branch of Better Banks presented senior Erin Elliott with a $500 scholarship for her essay written about Community Banking.
Ugly Sweater DayHappy National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! Employees at all of locations participated. Let us know which branch had the best sweaters!
Better Banks Blog
Sowing Prosperity: Essential Tax Tips for FarmersAs we approach the bustling season of planting and cultivation, farmers gear up for more than just sowing seeds and tending to their crops. Amidst the agricultural rush, tax preparation and planning are pivotal tasks that require attention and strategic foresight. +
Better Banks Sponsors Cuddles with Kindness Drive for OSF Children's Hospital of IllinoisBetter Banks is pleased to sponsor the 2024 Cuddles with Kindness Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear Drive and serve as a drop-off location. +
Investing in Tomorrow: When it comes to financial education, it’s never too early to startIn an ever-evolving financial landscape, the importance of educating our children about financial literacy cannot be overstated. Adopting good habits early can positively impact how children handle money. +