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.
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.