First Bank & Trust honored with NAACP award


First Bank & Trust Managing Director Jay Lytle accepted the 2013 Community Service Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Evanston (NAACP)/North Shore Branch. The award was presented at the NAACP 2013 Freedom Fund Banquet on Nov. 2 at the North Shore Holiday Inn in Skokie.

The award recognizes noteworthy people or organizations for their efforts at enhancing the community in alignment with the NAACP mission. NAACP / North Shore Branch President George P. Mitchell said, “First Bank & Trust’s cooperative spirit in supporting our organization and others is greatly appreciated. In particular, we recognize your support of 'The Public Service Challenge' and other efforts. You are good community partners."

First Bank & Trust Managing Director Jay Lytle in accepting the award said, "Thank you NAACP/North Shore for this tremendous honor. First Bank & Trust was founded 18 years ago, and from day one we have believed in putting community first.  That means participating whole heartedly in the communities we serve and call home, and doing our part (to) make it a better place through volunteering, sponsorship and delivering the highest level of service. Because when our community thrives, we are all better off.”


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