Holiday Closing: All First Federal Savings Bank branches will be closed May 27 in observance of Memorial Day and will reopen May 28 for regular business hours. ATMs and mobile banking will be available 24/7.

An Addition to Warsaw

First Federal Savings Bank opened a second location in Warsaw in mid-May. The team at the North Warsaw location hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and after hours event in June to celebrate the newest branch in Warsaw. During the After Hours Event, Michael Zahn presented a $1,000 donation to the Kosciusko County Community Foundation.

Michael Zahn, CEO and President of First Federal Savings Bank, said, “I want to thank the leadership of my father, Stephen E. Zahn, and my grandfather before him, along with the Board of Directors, who enabled us to make this addition to the Warsaw community. We pride ourselves on being a “hometown” bank where decisions are made locally, and customer needs always come first. We hope to continue to be an asset to the community and look forward to growing our relationship with Warsaw further.”

First Federal has staffed the office with local residents, including Peggy Genshaw, AVP branch manager, and Juli Eckel, VP business development representative and commercial lender.

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Peggy was previously the Downtown Warsaw branch manager and is now the branch manager at the North Warsaw location. She serves as the board President for the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, a member of the Kosciusko County Board of Realtors, and of the Syracuse Lake Association. Juli is well versed with her banking, having commercial lending, business development, and treasury management experience. She is very involved in the community through serving on the boards for the United Way of Whitley and Kosciusko Counties, Main Street Warsaw, and the Kosciusko Workforce Housing Corporation.

The bank started in 1912 and has three full-service locations in Huntington, two locations in Fort Wayne, and another location in Downtown Warsaw in addition to the North Warsaw location. “Warsaw is a natural extension of our banking services, because of the “hometown” feel we have about Warsaw,” said Michael Zahn.


Chris Cook Receives Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award

First Federal Savings Bank is honored to share that our Chief Financial Officer, Chris Cook, was awarded the Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award by the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce on March 30, 2022. The Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award was created in 2002 to honor Al Rent for his support and volunteerism with the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. This award is presented annually, and it recognizes respected leaders, valued community volunteers and role models who volunteer for the Chamber of Commerce.

Holiday Closings

Monday, July 4th - 4th of July

Monday, September 5th - Labor Day

Making American Banker's Magazine Top 200 for 11th Consecutive Year

First Federal Savings Bank (FFSB) has been named to American Banker Magazine’s Top 200 Community Banks for the 11th consecutive year for 2021. The magazine qualifies banks for this listing if they have less than $2 billion in total assets and are publicly traded. FFSB came in at #62 on this year’s list of the top 200 publicly traded community banks. This is a 16-spot improvement from #78 in 2020. The magazine ranked the institutions based on the profitability metric, Return on Average Equity, over a 3-year period. Only 12 banks from the state of Indiana made this elite list and First Federal Savings Bank ranked 4th in the State. Michael Zahn, President and CEO of First Federal Savings Bank, states, “It is an honor to be recognized by American Banker Magazine for the 11th year in row. Embracing our role as a community bank while providing exceptional customer service from our dedicated team has led to our financial success.” In addition, Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for First Federal Savings Bank, maintained its position on the Dividend Champions List. To achieve Champion status, a company must increase its dividend payments to its shareholders for 25 consecutive years. Northeast Indiana Bancorp is one of 141 companies in the United States to achieve this status and one of four companies from Indiana. Currently, Northeast Indiana Bancorp has increased dividends 27 years in a row.

Making American Banker's Magazine Top 200 for 11th Consecutive Year

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Employees and their families representing First Federal Savings Bank in the Huntington Heritage Days Parade June 18, 2022.

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Meet Our Staff!

Julie Bazur

AVP, Branch Manager

Julie Bazur, AVP Branch Manager, recently celebrated her 7 year anniversary at our Northeast Fort Wayne location in May. She graduated from Purdue University Fort Wayne and obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Human Resources. Outside of work, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and fur baby, Harper, who is an Australian Shepherd. While in college she played softball and is now able to still enjoy that past time while watching her nieces and nephews out on the ball field. If she isn't with her family, she is most likely taking care of her many indoor and outdoor plants.

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