Peoples Bank & Trust of Pana is recognizing two employees for their continuous service to the bank. The bank recognizes its employees for each five year increment of their service with a plaque and an award.
George Heintz, Community Bank President in the Pana branch, is being recognized for 15 years of service to Peoples Bank and Trust.
George joined the bank in August 1999. He is a vital part of the Pana branch and takes great pride in making sure that the branch runs smoothly and the employees and customers are his first priority.
George lives in Pana with his wife of 44 years, Dede. They have one daughter, Sarah, and two sons, Joseph and Douglas. They have five grandchildren.
George is a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Pana and serves on the Finance Council. He is also serving as the Dean of Students for St. Patrick’s School. George is very active in the community. He serves as Oconee Township Supervisor, Vice-President of the Pana Parks Revitalization Committee, an advisor for the Pana Chamber of Commerce, Pana Community Hospital Foundation Board member and is a Board member of the Christian and Shelby County Economic Development Corporations. George served as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Pana Panthers varsity football team for seven years.
Barbara Price was recognized for 15 years of combined service to White Hall Bank and Peoples Bank & Trust.
Barb joined the White Hall National Bank in June 1999. Barb lives in White Hall with her husband, R. V. Price, a self employed farmer. They have two daughters, Rachel Price, a student at Illinois State University and Kari Burton, the Director of Rehabilitation at Hardin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. In her spare time, Barbara does sewing for her craft company, Sugar & Spice. She attends and displays items at local craft and flea markets.
“I’ve enjoyed my fifteen years at the bank,” Barb says. “I work with an amazing group of people that I love being around each day. It really has made the time just fly by.”
“Customers appreciate having bankers that know them and understand their needs,” said John Gardner, Peoples Bank and Trust President and CEO. “Our bank is fortunate to have long term, dedicated employees like Barbara and George. Their experience is invaluable to the bank’s daily operations.”
Peoples Bank & Trust is a locally owned and managed independent community bank with offices located in Pana, Taylorville, Altamont, Tower Hill, Charleston, Springfield, Morrisonville, Palmyra, Waverly and White Hall. People First Bancshares, Inc., with corporate offices in Pana, Illinois, is the holding company for Peoples Bank & Trust.