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Agriculture

Citizens First State Bank earns high rating from Bauer Financial

WALNUT — Bauer Financial Inc., of Coral Gables, Fla., a bank rating firm, affirms that Citizens First State Bank of Walnut has one again earned its highest five-star rating for financial strength and stability.

Earning a five-star rating indicates this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and more. Citizens First State Bank of Walnut has done so for six consecutive quarters.

“Relationship banking is a lot like any other relationship,” Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, said. “It’s much easier to maintain confidence and trust than to try to win it back. While a lot of Wall Street banks lost it, Citizens First State Bank of Walnut never did.

“Those findings didn’t surprise us. Community banks, Citizens First State Bank of Walnut included, are local small businesses themselves, so they have a definite leg up on outsiders.”

Citizens First State Bank of Walnut has been helping its neighbors and friends since it began in 1920. Today, after 100 years, it continues to provide a superior personal experience to Northern Illinois through a conveniently located office on North Main Street in Walnut and online at citizensfirststatebank.com.

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