Financial Resources for Farmers

September 23, 2020 by First Federal Bank

There is no question farmers are essential workers. Without their dedication to the land, hard work and ingenuity, Americans would have little or no access to the food they need to sustain their health. Operating a 24/7 enterprise, though, has its difficulties, and sometimes farmers need financial assistance when crops fail or the economy...

Topics: Resources, USDA, COVID-19, Community

Impress Clients With These 5 Video Call Tips

September 18, 2020 by First Federal Bank

With more companies taking their business online due to the pandemic, it’s likely your business will need to hold video calls with clients. Much like other forms of communication, video calls have certain etiquette rules — and your ability to follow them can make or break your professional image in the eyes of your clients. Here are some tips...

Topics: Technology, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, COVID-19

Banking in the Middle of a Pandemic

September 14, 2020 by Heather Thompson

You may not feel comfortable visiting your local branch right now. I understand. Don’t get me wrong; I miss seeing all of my customers! Limited lobby access and social distancing are necessary, but I can’t wait to be able to get back to normal. Until then, two great ways to stay on top of your financial needs without the risk of going out are...

Topics: Online Banking, Personal Banking, COVID-19

Hosting a Virtual Baby Shower

September 09, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Current global events have impacted how many parties look this year. But with a little creativity, it’s still possible to celebrate special occasions like baby showers with those you love. Here are seven ideas for hosting an enjoyable (and safe) virtual baby shower for yourself, a relative or a friend:

Topics: Technology, Kids, COVID-19, Family

Addressing COVID-19 in Your Business

September 04, 2020 by First Federal Bank

No matter where your business operates, COVID-19 has indubitably had an impact. It’s important to know and implement safety protocols in your store or office to protect customers and employees from this virus.

Topics: Resources, Trending, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, COVID-19, Community

Tips for Reducing Stress and Increasing Positivity

September 02, 2020 by First Federal Bank

The stress of everyday life can be tough to deal with even under normal circumstances — and in these uncertain and difficult times, the pressure feels even more intense. Whether you’re struggling to make it through the day or just feeling a bit of extra tension, untreated stress can be harmful to your long-term health. Putting these tips into...

Topics: Healthy Living, COVID-19

Improve Your Office Ergonomics

August 12, 2020 by First Federal Bank

In these unusual times, many of your employees may be working from home. It’s likely they have taken steps to create an ideal working space to make the experience more comfortable, and to enhance their productivity. Before they return to your small business’s workspace, take time to evaluate and improve your office ergonomics.

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Home Owners, COVID-19

5 Tips to Help You Save for Back to School

July 24, 2020 by First Federal Bank

The Back-to-School season may look different for a lot of families in 2020. School districts are currently exploring the safest ways for students to begin the new academic year, and finalizing their plans. Many are offering a variety of options for parents to choose from.

Topics: Saving Money, College, Budgeting, Kids, COVID-19

Is 2020 the Year of the Staycation?

July 01, 2020 by First Federal Bank

You may have had to cancel or put off a planned trip due to restrictions in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. And the near-term future of travel is very uncertain. But there is no reason you can’t enjoy a much-needed vacation. Have you considered taking a staycation? After weeks of parents working from home, with kids engaged in...

Topics: Trending, Saving Money, Home Owners, COVID-19, Community, Think Local

SBA Works: Serving Small Businesses, One PPP Loan at a Time

April 28, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Honored. Dedicated. Proud.

Topics: Small Business Lending, SBA Lending, COVID-19