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
Brad Wallin Memorial TournamentOur Chillicothe team worked hard preparing the envelopes for the Brad Wallin Memorial Baseball Tournament. Better Banks is honored to be part of this wonderful event!
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.
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.