We’re just a couple of weeks into 2017 – time to begin (or maybe make) those New Year’s resolutions. Mine happen to include a few healthful goals, devoting more of my personal time to charitable organizations with causes I hold dear, and, like so many others, to simply find more time in my day. Do these mirror any of your resolutions? Time and time again, my colleagues and I hear from our clients one resounding request, “How can you save me time?” Similar sentiments from leaders at all levels of organizations always include “the need for more time.” If this is also on your list of to-do’s this year, take comfort in knowing you are certainly not alone. Whether it’s time to implement new career goals, time to build or explore business expansion, more time for the things we enjoy, some time for quiet tranquility, or more time for family, there’s one thing we all want more of–time.

I’ve heard it said, time management is life management; manage your time so it doesn’t manage you; and you can’t buy time, but certainly can spend it. Conduct any online search and there’s a multitude of thought-provoking time-related quotations. All are certainly applicable to many of us, regardless of our position, industry, or business. As you may have heard, First Bank is undergoing an upgrade of sorts. In fact, it’s quite a large one. That’s why I’m very excited to announce the launch of a significant technology upgrade to our platform on March 13. Early in this new year, our Business eBanking clients will enjoy the convenience of an enhanced mobile app; customizable dashboards; increased compatibility with various mobile applications; an expanded alert menu, enhanced estatements; commercial bill pay; and more! We realize our long-term success has historically been built on a never-ending desire to improve. Our mission then, as it is now, is to serve you–always putting the needs of our clients first–even if it’s making your life easier. What does this all mean for you? It means an improved client experience, making business banking easier, faster, and more efficient. Quite simply, better. Oh, and did I mention, the improved efficiency can save you some time? You asked. We intend to deliver. We all have only 24 hours in a day. It’s what we do with it that counts. Let’s save you time.