BELOIT (WIFR) -- First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) recently awarded Michole Franklin the Grand Prize in their three month “Get Your Move On” mortgage giveaway. After receiving thousands of entries, Michole Franklin of Winnebago, IL, was chosen by an independent firm, Sweepstakes Pros, as the winner of the $10,000 cash prize. Franklin had no plans yet when asked what she’d do with her windfall. “I’m still in disbelief that I actually won. I’ve never won anything.”
FNBT, a local, family-owned community bank launched the $10,000 giveaway, in part, to generate awareness that community banks continue to lend and are a mainstay of the economy in their local markets. The bank held a similar promotion in 2006, giving away a brand new Mustang. “We think it’s fun to shake it up with something spectacular every once in a while. We know our customers have a lot of choices when it comes to their financial needs. We try to set ourselves apart with outstanding service, sound advice and community giving,” adds Vice President and Marketing Director, Laura Pomerene, CFMP.