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Community Center

At Forte Bank so much of what we do is about how we’re giving back to the community — whether that’s in the form of employee volunteer hours, a financial contribution for a community project, or just our business philosophy and how we serve customers.

Our Community Center blog spotlights bank events, financial education and financial security topics that we think are important you know about, and activities going on in and around Washington County.

  • New Mortgage Disclosure Rules in Effect — What You Need to Know

    by LKCS Team | Apr 01, 2016
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an independent agency of the U.S. government responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector opened its doors in 2011. Since that time, the organization has heard from homebuyers that the documents used in buying a home are overwhelming and confusing, and that they often lack adequate time to review them before signing on the dotted line.
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  • Online Security Awareness — Protect Yourself From Fraud

    by LKCS Team | Apr 01, 2016
    First National Bank is providing its personal and business customers with the following security awareness information to assist you in protecting your online account and transaction information.
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  • How Not to Get Hooked by a “Phishing” Scam — FTC Consumer Alert

    by LKCS Team | Apr 01, 2016
    Phishing is a high-tech scam that uses spam or pop-up messages to deceive you into disclosing your credit card numbers, bank account information, social security number, passwords or other sensitive information.
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  • April is Community Banking Month!

    by LKCS Team | Mar 16, 2016
    All of us at First National Bank believe strongly in empowering our community. Community banking offers customers and the community a tremendous value because collectively we’re reinvesting in your neighborhood and making it a better place to live and work.
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  • Small Business Spotlight — Perc Place

    by LKCS Team | Mar 01, 2016
    Cynthia Sieloff was contemplating a change. She took a walk at Pike Lake State Park and then drove to downtown Hartford where she walked into
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  • Small Business Spotlight — D&M Auto Body

    by User Not Found | Sep 01, 2015
    Mike Patenaude worked for the same body shop for 17 years, and wanted more control of his future. Searching for more of a challenge, Mike asked his employer if he could buy into the business and take on more of a leadership role. When his employer turned him down, Mike, his wife Lynne, and a third partner decided to open their own body shop.
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  • Small Business Spotlight — Faith & Giggles

    by User Not Found | Jul 01, 2015
    Six years ago, Wendy Smith’s life was changing direction, and she was faced with a tough decision about her next career move.
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  • More Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances

    by Jen Novotny | Mar 23, 2015
    Learn four more ways to spring clean your finances.
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  • Spring Cleaning: Four Tips for Tidying Your Finances

    by Jen Novotny | Mar 02, 2015
    When it comes to financial management, some people can be intimidated by sophisticated financial topics and the array of options available.
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  • First National Bank Donates $75,000 to Aquatic Center

    by User Not Found | Feb 15, 2015
    When a bank has been in a community for a “mere” 108 years, a statement of commitment is pretty evident. First National Bank has been serving the financial needs of Hartford and the greater Washington County area since 1907.
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