Joined Better Banks in 2014
Along with Peoria, Chillicothe grew due to river traffic and quickly became a stop for barge and railroad traffic traveling to and from Chicago and St. Louis. As the town grew, so did the need for a financial institution, and the Truitt-Matthew Bank was established in 1886.
In 1934, Truitt-Matthew Bank became the First National Bank of Chillicothe. And then in 2014, First National Bank was acquired by Better Banks becoming the seventh branch location.
Better Banks is proud to continue the First National Bank’s commitment to their customers and the Chillicothe community. The combination of banks, each with a rich history and complementary core strengths, allowed the same dedication and commitment to our customers, with enhanced products and services.
Meet the Team
Assistant Vice President
Chillicothe 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.
Chillicothe Community News
Molly's Ribbon CuttingRecently, we were able to celebrate at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Molly's Pizzeria in Chillicothe. We're so glad you're here.
Keeping Our Seniors SafeTeresa Admire and Brian Nixon stopped by the Pearce Community Center to speak to their senior group about scams and how to protect themselves against fraud.
Better Your Community WinnerCongratulations to our second winner Corey James of Chillicothe! Corey was honored by his friends and family as he was presented with the big check. Corey started an amazing organization, Freedom Paws Service Dogs.
Better Banks Blog
7 Smart Ways to Master Your Finances and Avoid Overdraft FeesManaging personal finances can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to avoiding overdraft fees. These fees can quickly accumulate, putting unnecessary strain on your wallet. +
Saving for the Unexpected Isn't Just for EmergenciesEveryone can agree that having emergency savings is ideal, right? Personal finance experts have preached the importance of having three to six months of living expenses put aside for emergencies or a “rainy day.” +
Welcome to Adulthood!So you graduated! You got a high school diploma, cap & gown—and a long list of new responsibilities. Now you can look forward to juggling food costs, school supplies, and social life. To ensure everything goes smoothly, you should open a checking account if you don’t already have one. +