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First State Bank Employees Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

 

October 28, 2014 – First State Bank employees recently donated their time by serving a hot dinner to guest families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in St. Louis.

First State Bank employees provided and served the dinner to families staying at the Park House Ronald McDonald House in early October. Employees Michael Lasson and Michelle Lasson drove all the way from their mortgage office at Lake of the Ozarks to join the other bank employees in serving dinner. “This cause is near and dear to our hearts,” said Michelle Lasson. The Lassons have volunteered at the bank-sponsored event for the past several years.

The Ronald McDonald House’s mission is “to provide a comfortable place to stay for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at St. Louis area hospitals.” First State Bank has provided a meal to Ronald McDonald House families each year since 2011.

Five Selected as 2014 Five-Star Mortgage Professionals From First State Bank Mortgage

St. Louis, MO – May 6, 2014 – First State Bank Mortgage is pleased to announce that five First State Bank employees were chosen for the Five Star Mortgage Professional award in 2014. First State Bank mortgage lenders Beau House, Shad Lager, Mary London, Mark Markus, and Mindy Primm were featured in a special section of St. Louis Magazine’s April issue.

Five Star Professional partners with St. Louis Magazine to recognize a select group of Missouri mortgage professionals who provide quality services to their clients. Mortgage professionals are evaluated based on a survey to recent homebuyers with significant focus on customer feedback and overall satisfaction. On average, less than 7% of the mortgage professionals in a market are included on the published list.

“Five Star Professional's research is extensive, with more than 10 million consumers, peers and other stakeholders contacted each year. We are relentless in our efforts to identify those professionals with the utmost standard of excellence,” said Jonathan Wesser, research director at Five Star Professional.

First State Bank Mortgage is a division of First State Bank of St. Charles, a full-service, independent community bank, and one of the oldest community banks west of the Mississippi.

For more information about Five Star Professional or the 2014 Five Star Mortgage Professionals, visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.

First State Bank voted #1 in Several Categories in Local Poll

Recognition Reflects Company’s Local Roots and Community Focus

St. Louis, MO – December 2, 2013 – First State Bank, an independent community bank headquartered in St. Charles, Mo., announced today that it was voted the #1 bank, lender, and financial planner in the “Best of St. Charles County” 2013 poll. This marks First State Bank’s fifth consecutive #1 Lender title, and the third time the bank has been voted #1 Bank and #1 Financial Planner in the past decade.

The results of the “Best of St. Charles County” Readers Poll are calculated from votes submitted by local residents via online or paper ballot. The contest is organized by STLtoday.com and the Suburban Journals.

“We’re honored to be voted #1 in St. Charles County, especially among such distinguished local banks, home loan providers and investment advisors,” said Trish Lovan, marketing officer at First State Bank. “Winning in these categories year after year speaks volumes of the level of service our employees are able to consistently deliver to our satisfied customers, and the loyalty our customers have for our bank.”

This year, First State Bank celebrates 146 years in St. Charles County.

First State Bank is one of the oldest community banks west of the Mississippi. Its in-house mortgage and investment teams offer a variety of products and distinctive programs.

First State Bank Inducted Into Ellie Mae Hall of Fame for Exceptional Loan Quality

St. Louis, MO – October 22, 2013 – First State Bank Mortgage, the mortgage division of First State Bank of St. Charles, announced its induction into the Ellie Mae Hall of Fame for Exceptional Achievement in Loan Quality.

The Ellie Mae Hall of Fame honors some of the best companies in the mortgage industry whose innovative and creative use of Ellie Mae technology has helped distinguish them in a competitive and challenging marketplace. Ellie Mae, a provider of automated solutions for the mortgage industry, is used to originate more than 20% of all U.S. mortgages.

“Our Hall of Fame inductees are some of the most technologically and business savvy mortgage companies in the country,” said Jonathan Corr, president and chief operating officer of Ellie Mae. “This year, we had a particularly outstanding group of finalists. But First State Bank Mortgage stood out, not only for their innovative use of technology, but also for the superior customer experience that they have created using Ellie Mae’s Encompass360 mortgage management solution.”

First State Bank Mortgage was specifically recognized for leveraging the Ellie Mae Total Quality Loan program to drive higher levels of quality throughout the origination process.

The winning companies were inducted into the Ellie Mae Hall of Fame by legendary hall of fame basketball coach Bob Knight on Oct. 15, 2013 at the 2013 Ellie Mae Encompass® Experience at the Wynn Las Vegas.

“We’re honored to be inducted into the Ellie Mae Hall of Fame, especially among such distinguished companies,” said Daniel Simpson, senior vice president and director of mortgage operations at First State Bank. “We strive to always meet our customers’ highest expectations for loan quality and a superior customer experience, so to receive this national distinction for Exceptional Achievement in Loan Quality is an honor indeed.”

First State Bank Mortgage offers a variety of home loan products, including a distinctive Rehab Loan program and several first-time homebuyer programs. First State Bank was recently voted the Best Loan Company in St. Charles County for the fifth year in a row, as named in the “Best of St. Charles County” online poll powered by STLtoday.com and the Suburban Journals.

First State Bank Mortgage is a division of First State Bank of St. Charles, a full-service, independent community bank, and one of the oldest community banks west of the Mississippi.

First State Bank Announces Several Promotions

First State Bank is proud to announce the promotion of the following executives:

Patti Silvey - Vice President, Retail Banking/Branch Manager
Silvey has 34 years of banking experience. She has been a member of the Cottleville/Weldon Springs Rotary since 2001 and has served as club President and Chairman of the Charitable Fund. She has also been an SCC Foundation board member since 2001. “I am pleased to announce that Patti Silvey has been promoted to Vice President – Retail Services. Patti has done an incredible job serving our client base, streamlining products and procedures, and managing a large number of employees” said the bank’s executive vice president, Luanne Cundiff. Silvey currently resides in Lincoln County, Mo, with her husband.

Renee Vogelgesang - Assistant Vice President, Business Development
Vogelgesang brings over 14 years of experience in the banking industry. At First State Bank, she handles the needs of current business customers and is tasked with finding new growth opportunities in the community. Vogelgesang is Treasurer of the Harvester Kiwanis Club and a member of the Medical Group Management Association, National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) and the Risk Manager’s Association, a non-profit organization that advances the use of sound risk principles in the financial industry. She is a resident of Lincoln County, Mo.

Matthew McBride - Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Loan Servicing Manager
McBride has worked in multiple areas of the mortgage servicing business; in his current position, he manages and reviews loan servicing, ensuring customer satisfaction and working with customers once they close their loans. He currently resides in St. Peters, Mo

Shaun Overton - Mortgage Information Systems Officer
Overton has been in the banking industry for ten years. At First State Bank, his major duties include providing technical support and data analysis to the mortgage division and continuing the recent endeavor to transition the mortgage division to a more efficient and green environment which has saved over 1 million sheets of paper in the last 6 months. Overton resides in O’Fallon, Mo, with his wife and daughter.

First State Bank Named a Finalist for The Ellie Mae Hall of Fame

Recognition Reflects Company’s Innovative and Creative Use of Technology

St. Louis, MO - October 8, 2013 - First State Bank Mortgage, the mortgage division of First State Bank of St. Charles, announced today that it was named a finalist for the Ellie Mae Hall of Fame. The winners will be named at a ceremony that will take place on October 15, 2013 at the 2013 Ellie Mae Encompass® Experience at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. and will include a presentation by legendary basketball coach Bob Knight.

First State Bank Mortgage is among 22 Ellie Mae clients to be recognized as a finalist for the Ellie Mae Hall of Fame, which honors some of the best companies in the mortgage industry whose innovative and creative use of Ellie Mae technology has helped distinguish them in a competitive and challenging marketplace. “We’re honored to be among the top 20 finalists in the United States, especially among such distinguished companies,” said Daniel Simpson, senior vice president and director of mortgage operations at First State Bank. “Our staff finds that using the Ellie Mae software allows us to quickly and efficiently process mortgage paperwork, so that we can focus our time and energies on offering our customers excellent, professional service during their home loan process.”

“This year, we had a particularly outstanding group of finalists for the Ellie Mae Hall of Fame,” said Jonathan Corr, president and chief operating officer of Ellie Mae. “But First State Bank Mortgage stood out, not only for their innovative use of technology, but also for the superior customer experience that they have created using Ellie Mae's Encompass360 mortgage management solution.”

First State Bank Mortgage offers a variety of home loan products for residences, second homes and condominiums, including several distinctive programs for first-time homebuyers. First State Bank Mortgage is a division of First State Bank of St. Charles, a full-service, independent community bank, and one of the oldest community banks west of the Mississippi. For more information, or to see loan products or begin an online loan application, click here.

First State Bank Mortgage Featured in Kansas City News Interview

Click the link below to watch a KMBC News interview with Terry O’Neill, Senior Residential Mortgage Lender from our lending office in Overland Park, discuss the effects of the government shutdown on the mortgage industry.

KMBC.com- Many loans still processed

First State Bank Announces Luanne Cundiff as Newest Board Member

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First State Bank is proud to announce Executive Vice President Luanne Cundiff’s appointment to both the holding company and bank boards.
Cundiff brings 22 years of experience in the banking industry and has been with First State Bank for 18 years.

“Luanne brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and key contacts to our bank board,” says President and CEO, David Strautz.

Cundiff currently serves as the Board Chair of the St. Charles County Workforce Investment Board, and as Treasurer of the Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Progress West Foundation Board and the Community and Children’s Resource Board of St. Charles County. She also serves on the Missouri Bankers Association’s Legislative Committee.

First State Bank, a full-service, independent community bank, has served Missouri residents for 146 years, making it one of the oldest independent community banks west of the Mississippi.

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