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November 6, 2020


With sanitization of facilities heightened in light of COVID-19, First Bank, Upper Michigan has introduced the use of electrostatic equipment to sanitize the offices. First Bank has nine locations throughout Upper Michigan.  As the local school systems have been faced with the same challenges, First Bank, Upper Michigan has presented electrostatic backpacks and solution to the Escanaba and Gladstone Public Schools.

Todd Maki, President & CEO, recently presented the gifts to the local schools.  Maki stated, "First Bank continues to incorporate sanitization practices to address the safety of customers and employees.  It is our pleasure to provide the contributions to local school systems to assist in their daily sanitizing protocols as well."

Photo of Todd Maki, Coby Fletcher, Scott Peterson                         Photo of Todd Maki, Allison Dagenais-Watkins, Dr. Jay Kulbertis

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(Center) Todd Maki, President & CEO, First Bank, Upper Michigan presenting to (Left) Coby Fletcher, Superintendent of Escanaba Area Public Schools, and (Right) Scott Peterson, Director of Facilities & Maintenance of Escanaba Area Public Schools.

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(Left) Todd Maki, President & CEO, First Bank, Upper Michigan presenting along with (Center) Allison Dagenais-Watkins, representing the Dagenais Foundation, to Dr. Jay Kulbertis, Superintendent of Gladstone Area Public Schools and Rapid River Public Schools.


October 1, 2020


More than six months after COVID-19 was recognized, First Bank continues to monitor developments, follow guidelines, and implement measures to serve our customers in a healthy environment.

Today's protocol includes facial coverings, social distancing, hand and surface sanitizing, plenty of plexiglass barriers, and health screening. These are in place for the safety of our customers and our employees.  We continue to encourage the use of distance banking, with drive-thru services, online and mobile banking. We're a phone call away if we can help without needing to leave home too.

When you need to meet with us however, you are welcome. Customer service is at your service.  And while we encourage you to make an appointment to discuss a new or existing loan with a loan officer, our doors are open to you.

Our normal operating hours are in effect at all nine branches, in our three regions. As a reminder, we have ATMs at all branches and at Elmer's County Market in Escanaba.

Our Team has been working diligently to maintain our commitment to service, and delivery it in a safe environment.  If the need arises to temporarily suspend lobby traffic, we will provide notification.  With Nine locations, we feel confident that we can efficiently continue to meet the needs of our customers in all regions.

We're here to help you build your future today. Thank you for giving us that opportunity.


Todd D. Maki, President & CEO


September 21, 2020


(Escanaba, MI) Giving back to the community is important to First Bank and its employees.  The Delta Animal Shelter was the recipient of the latest team effort in the South Central region to raise money for a good cause. Through the bank's 'jeans be-cause' program, in which employees donate to wear jeans on Fridays, the Shelter received $1,500.00 which included a match of the funds by the bank.

Along with a new campaign each month, the bank enables employees to volunteer a half-day during the year to give their time to help a non-profit organization, with the bank paying them for the time. Volunteer Time Off is just another way that First Bank and employees give back to the community.

Delta Animal Shelter representatives brought a few friends to say thank you to the First Bank representatives.

Back: Dick Englund-Chief Financial Officer, First Bank, Sue Gartland-Delta Animal Shelter, Tanya Gartland-Delta Animal Shelter, and Todd Maki-CEO & President, First Bank. 

Front: First Bank employees, Donna Metter, Judy Lynch, Jenae Edwardsen, Shirley Viau and Racheal Paslawski.  

   First Bank employees holding puppies and a donation check for the Delta Animal Shelter     

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