Fowler State Bank opened its doors for business December 14, 1931. Total amount deposited that day was $36,487.20. Fowler State Bank's evolution started during a severely depressed economy, with an original staff of ten. The original investors were issued 120 shares and became owners of this institution. On November 30, 1983, Benton Financial Corporation was formed to be the parent holding company of the Fowler State Bank. By this time, the bank had grown to $51 million in assets. Fowler State Bank continues to be the only subsidiary of Benton Financial Corporation. The bank has now celebrated its 85th anniversary and has grown past $150 million in assets along with 40 full time employees. The corporation has over 300 shareholders and over 700,000 shares outstanding. The main office remains at its original location with branches now operating in Fowler, Kentland, and Williamsport. Fowler State Bank is engaged in these communities. We are proud to be, "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 truly come first. We are a full service institution, with local roots, and we take pride in what we do. We have been investing in and empowering our communities for over 85 years, with no plans to change. We welcome the opportunity to build a relationship with you.
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