Welcome to First Bank Hampton!
Welcome to First Bank Hampton’s website. As you browse through our website, it will give you a good sense of who we are as a community bank.
You see, where you choose to bank really does matter. Your choice of bank is your vote on where your money goes. Are your hard-earned deposits reinvested back into our local community? Or are they sent off to a banking hub in another city, state or halfway around the world? I encourage you to think about how banking locally right here with us can go a long way in helping our local communities thrive.
For example, when you deposit funds into First Bank Hampton, you can trust that your money is being redistributed back into Franklin County in the form of loans to fellow residents and entrepreneurs.
As a local community banker and resident myself, I see the positive power of community banking play out every day. At First Bank Hampton, we have the privilege of serving other Franklin County residents and their families by making loans that help them buy a home, pay for a vehicle, or send a child to college—whatever it is, we’re there and happy to lend a hand. We also have the honor of serving many of our town’s small businesses through loans to help them get started, grow and succeed.
We’ve also served many of the local farms and agricultural enterprises that have been part of our community for generations. And we’re working with the next generation of entrepreneurs to help launch their exciting ideas and bring our community into the future. This is local money at work—a symbiotic relationship between bank and community that makes sense.
During April, which is Community Banking Month, I encourage you to think about where you bank and how your money has the power to make a meaningful impact on our community. From local farms to craftsmen to startups, banking locally with a community bank connects you to your community and your neighbors and gives everyone a stake in its financial success. Here are a few reasons why:
- Community banks respect the communities we serve by doing right by their customers and community. Community banks and local communities have symbiotic relationships—one cannot thrive without the other.
- Community banks are relationship lenders. They know their customers and understand their financial needs, unlike larger institutions that take a transaction-based approach to banking.
- Community banks understand and celebrate local economies. As small businesses themselves, community banks are an unequivocal resource for entrepreneurs looking to launch a local small business. A study from seven Federal Reserve Banks found that small businesses that apply for loans with community banks are the most successful and most satisfied.
- Community banks give back. Serving local communities is second nature to community banks. At First Bank Hampton, we take pride in making our community stronger through various service projects.
Making our community better and stronger is something that we all have a stake in. We hope you will join us in continuing to make Hampton and other area communities thrive and prosper for years to come!
David M. Heuberger, President & CEO