Fowler State Bank’s (FSB) doors opened for business December 14, 1931 with total deposits for the first day of $36,487.20, in spite of the depressed economy. FSB’s original staff of ten included directors, officers, tellers and bookkeepers. There were 120 shares of stock outstanding. Benton Financial Corporation was formed and came into existence on November 30, 1983, as the parent Holding Company for the bank. Total assets at that time had grown to $51,407,764. FSB continues to be the only subsidiary of Benton Financial Corporation. The Bank has now passed its 80th anniversary and has grown total assets past the $130 million mark and still going. There are over 750,000 shares of stock now outstanding and more than 300 shareholders. The main office remains at the same location with branches now operating in Fowler, Kentland and Williamsport. The bank is engaged in these communities and proudly boasts the slogan “A Community Bank owned in the communities it serves”.
Fowler State Bank is a local community bank leading the way in industry standards with staff members who live in the communities where our customers always come first. We are a full service bank, with local roots, longevity and we take pride in all we do for every person with whom we come into contact with. We have been investing in and empowering our communities for over 80 years and we don't plan on changing that commitment. Please give us a chance to build a partnership helping you through all the financial stages of your life. Please contact us if you have a need for any financial products.