Monthly Archives: April 2019

You can find us at our new home address; web address, that is!

You can find us at our new home address; web address, that is!

If you’ve ever talked to one of our bankers or needed to get to our website, you’ve probably noticed that our website address of gets to be a mouth-full and can easily be entered or written incorrectly. We are really excited to share that we have a new, simple URL.

With our website address changing, your favorite bankers’ email addresses will be evolving as well. Starting Friday, May 3rd, you will notice emails coming from an address. Be sure to white list or update your “safe senders” in your email application so that you don’t miss any communications from us. 

Updating Safe Senders List

At First International Bank & Trust, we’ve reached out to the three most common email providers for how to steps to update your safe sender list. See below and follow the simple steps to ensure your list is updated. 

  1. On the Home tab, click Junk, and then click Junk E-mail Options.

  2. On the Safe Senders tab, check the Automatically add people I e-mail to the Safe Senders List box.

    Note: Do not automatically include contacts in the Safe Sender List

  1. In Gmail, click the Create a Filter link which is placed right next to the search box.

  2. In the From: Field, enter the email address or addresses, domain name, or even the actual names of the people who you would like to add to the safe sender list. You can separate multiple entries using OR (in all Caps) or with the bar sign (|). 

  3. Upon completion, click Next and select Never Send it to Spam.

  1. Click on the Settings.

  2. Click Filters and then Add.

  3. Enter a Filter Name.

  4. Enter the domain of the email you what to whitelist in the Sender field or enter the email address you want to whitelist in the Recipient field.

  5. Select Inbox as the folder to deliver the email.

  6. Click Save and then click Save again.

Celebrating Five Years of Live First Community Grants with $25,000

Celebrating Five Years of Live First Community Grants with $25,000

We believe in giving back to our communities and neighbors because ultimately, if they’re healthy and thriving, so are we. Non-profit organizations support quality of life in the communities we serve, helping those in need, and giving shape to bold dreams, and noble causes.

We support the work of do-gooders, dream-makers, and care-takers every day. In an effort to promote and support the important work done by our non-profits, we’re upping the ante for this year’s Live First Community Grant program which will award a total of $25,000 to a project or cause that makes a difference within the community.

2019 Live First Community Giving Grant categories are as follows:

  • Grand Prize: $10,000

  • NEW this year! Rising Star: this grant is designed for new projects or non-profits, or existing non-profits with new initiatives in need of a little kick-start. Five winners will be selected from across our footprint to receive $2,000 each.

  • Fan Favorite: this grant of up to $1,000 each will be awarded based on the most votes from FIBT social media fans 

Many of our customers and community members are already actively involved with great causes that could qualify for the Live First Community Giving Grant. Ideas could include:

  • Supporting animal shelter operations

  • Volunteering and buying supplies for a food bank

  • Updating playground equipment at a community park

  • Starting a community garden for growing vegetables

  • Purchasing a new piano for your local theater program

You can see the impact this program made for one of our previous winners here!

How to Apply:

If your organization is interested in applying for a Live First Community Giving Grant, please click here to apply between Wednesday, April 3, 2019 and Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11:59 AM CT for instructions to submit your application and to see the Official Rules.

Applicants –visit the First International Bank & Trust Facebook page during the voting period and share your entry any time you want to remind your friends to vote. Just click “View Entries,” find your own entry and then Share. Don’t forget to spread the word! You can share on Social Media, send emails and ask your friends to do the same! Use #Livefirst in your social media posts!

How to Vote:

Click here to vote for an organization that applied for the Live First Community Giving Grant between Wednesday, April 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM CT and Wednesday, May 8th, 2019. Here you will see each organization that applied.

Please feel free to like, share and promote the Live First Community Giving Grant program on First International Bank & Trust’s Facebook page as we know many of our customers and community members are actively involved with non-profit organizations throughout our community.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

Best of luck to all applicants – we look forward to hearing your ideas!