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Crescent City Skilled Nursing, Inc.

Guy Reggev, co-owner of Crescent City Skilled Nursing, Inc. First Bank is proud of its partnerships and support of business owners in the communities in which it serves. One such local business owner, Guy Reggev, co-owner and operator of Crescent City Skilled Nursing, Inc. in Crescent City, CA had the vision to buy and operate a nursing home facility. “My partner and I had over 35 years of combined experience in the field,” said Mr. Reggev. “We knew we had the long breadth of experience and expertise to run and manage a skilled nursing home. Also, this area was certainly underserved as this type of long and short-term care wasn’t available within a 60 – 90 minute geographic area.” With convenient access near the hospital, Mr. Reggev knew they had a solid business plan.   However, Mr. Reggev and his partner found that larger financial providers they approached had stringent lending requirements and didn’t have the foresight or agility to provide th ...

Flanagan Paint & Supply

As you know, First Bank celebrates businesses everywhere. We’re so pleased to serve our commu­nities and businesses with stellar products and outstanding service. First Bank has proudly stood in partnership with one such organization, Flanagan Paint & Supply. Originally located in the historic neighborhood of Soulard in St. Louis, MO, Flanagan Paint & Supply has been providing the painting industry with the highest-quality products and services possible for over 65 years. Jim Donnelly became a co-owner of Flanagan in June 2007. In January 2010, Jim purchased the rest of the business and renamed it Flanagan Paint & Supply. First Bank is proud to have partnered with Flanagan for 30 of those 65 years. Jim, and his son, Jay Donnelly, now share in this family-owned business together. “We’ve been with First Bank for many years,” said Donnelly. “Our First Bank business line of credit offers us the peace-of-mind we need while running our own business. We& ...

Just 4 Us Childcare

First Bank Celebrates National Small Business Week (April 30 – May 6) At First Bank, we realize small business is the foundation of growth and prosperity in America. In fact, small business accounts for 66% of all net new job creation, according to the Small Business Association. We celebrate small business! One such First Bank client, Just 4 Us Childcare, is poised for future growth and expansion. Patricia Frank, owner and founder of Just 4 Us Childcare, started her small business with a mission to find a way for parents who couldn't afford the most expensive child care, to still receive solid quality care. Just 4 Us Childcare, now in four locations and nationally accredited, continues to innovate with creative learning solutions for children. “We’ve always lead the industry in staying ahead of the curve and finding the newest and most creative ways to teach our children,” said Frank, “while giving them a safe and fun environment to grow and learn.” She said ...