ICBA & FNBC Bank encourage consumers to Go Local for the holidays

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Support locally owned and operated small businesses and local entrepreneurs

With holiday cheer and spending upon us, the Independent Community of Bankers of America (ICBA) and FNBC Bank are encouraging consumers to Go Local this holiday season with their purchasing, dining and spending. By supporting small businesses throughout the holidays, consumers will be putting money back to work in their communities.

To show support for entrepreneurs and small businesses this holiday season, ICBA and community banks across the nation, including FNBC Bank, will kick off Go Local Wednesday on Dec. 17. Throughout the day, FNBC Bank employees will visit various locally owned and operated businesses and restaurants throughout our communities, supporting small business owners and locally based entrepreneurs. ICBA employees, who are based in offices throughout the county, will also be supporting locally owned and operated businesses and restaurants in their neighborhoods.

“FNBC Bank, along with ICBA, recognize how important our small businesses are to our local economy,” said Marty Sellars, FNBC Bank President. “A small business ourselves, we also understand how vital it is to support these local entrepreneurs throughout the year. By simply putting our dollars back into our local economies, we not only support that business, but we help to pay for ballet lessons, little league costs and someone’s college education. What’s even more impactful about that is that these are all people we know.

To learn more about ICBA’s Go Local initiative and ways you can Go Local this holiday season and throughout the year, visit www.icba.org/golocal and follow the hashtag #GoLocalHolidays.


FNBC Bank is a community bank headquartered in Ash Flat, Ark. Originally chartered in 1912 as the Bank of Ash Flat, FNBC now has 10 branches serving Ash Flat, Cherokee Village, Hardy, Highland, Mammoth Spring, Salem, Horseshoe Bend, Melbourne, Batesville and Mountain Home.

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America, the nation’s voice for more than 6,500 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit www.icba.org.

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