Highland News Leader

First Mid-Illinois receives small lender award

First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust was named 2015 Central/Southern Illinois Community Lender of the Year Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration at their summit and awards conference on May 9.

The award is presented to the community bank with the best overall performance record for lending to small businesses in Illinois.

“First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust is committed to the economic growth of the communities we serve. Small businesses are the engines that power our local economy,” said Eric McRae, executive vice president and senior lender for the company. “First Mid is honored to receive recognition from the SBA for the third consecutive year for our role in supporting small business.”