— Steve Muell, President/CEO
Summer has arrived in New Mexico and the Monsoon season is around the corner.
First National Bank has had a very busy second quarter for 2016. The Bank is currently testing Samsung Pay and Android Pay. Testing is going very well and these products should be made available to our customers soon.
We are also preparing for mobile banking and we expect to be rolling that out sometime this summer after installing and testing the technology.
During the quarter, our Associates were again very involved in community activities. The Bank sponsored the 7th Annual Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts and it was another huge success. All proceeds from the event are raised for the benefit of local non-profits and community based groups that serve the children in our markets. Since we began this undertaking, we are pleased to report that First National Bank has been able to provide over $75,000 to our local non-profits and organizations.
Another event that our Bank is pleased to sponsor is our monthly Lunch and Learn Series that runs from January through September of each year. We provide information subject matter that is of interest to a wide variety of attendees. It is held in the Bank's main office Atrium. It is well attended, very informative, and everyone has a good time. Bring your lunch, pull up a chair and enjoy the free program. Programs are a wide range of topics from local historical information to educational programs such as instruction on computers, how-to's etc.
We continue to see challenges within our local economies as businesses in general are hesitant to make capital expenditures and growth decisions, oil is down, a presidential election is quickly coming upon us and we are headlong into the dog days of summer. With all this, your Bank continues to perform exceptionally well.
As we all know, technology is changing at the speed of light and it is an ever evolving phenomena. First National Bank is constantly updating and upgrading our systems and the related electronic delivery systems that we offer. We will have an update to our Internet and Online banking platforms that will be integrated in the next couple of months. It will cause some features to change, but with technology, that is one thing we can count on, change. If you use our Internet and or our Online banking features, please be patient and know that we will all be experiencing the changes. But, when it is all said and done, we do it to provide you with the most modern technology we can while protecting your identity and account information the best we can.
As many of you are likely taking time to spend with family and friends, some of you travelling and others remaining close to home, please remember our country in your thoughts and prayers, especially those that serve and protect us every day at home and abroad. Let's take a moment to thank not only our military, but our law enforcement community as they go out each and every day and do that very demanding job. I understand the sentiment and challenges. Let us try to remember not to hold everyone accountable for the actions of a few, and let's all of us try to make an effort to heal our hurting communities nationwide.
We at First National Bank continue to work diligently toward protecting you, your identity, and working to provide you with quality banking services. We hope that you enjoy your time on our website and we encourage you to explore the site and to visit one of our seven community banking offices. We continue to be in the business of providing business financing and banking services and we look forward to working with you to grow your businesses. On behalf of everyone here at the Bank, THANK YOU for your patronage and continued support of our proud institution.
WHEN YOU GROW…WE GROW