A TRIBUTE TO FIRST NORTHERN BANK ON ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 15
(Extensions of Remarks - February 02, 2010)

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       A TRIBUTE TO FIRST NORTHERN BANK ON ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY

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                         HON. DANIEL E. LUNGREN

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 2, 2010

  Mr. DANIEL E. LUNGREN of California. Madam Speaker, I rise today to 
recognize and honor First Northern Bank as it marked its 100th year in 
business yesterday, February 1, 2010.
  First Northern Bank was established in 1910, and has remained 
faithful to its roots as an institution formed to address specific 
personalized needs. First Northern continues to serve such needs with a 
strong commitment to superior personal service, and commitment to 
support and reinvest in each of the communities the Bank serves. The 
Bank continues to maintain its commitment as a full service community 
bank serving the business, professional, personal, and real estate 
requirements of the people in Solano, Sacramento, Yolo, and Placer 
Counties--with a reach into neighboring El Dorado County.
  Back in 1910, a group of local Dixon businesspeople believed they 
weren't getting the kind of banking services they needed, so in the do-
it-yourself tradition of an independent farming community, they voted 
on January 20th to open their own bank--an ``enterprise with all local 
capital and no outside investment or affiliations.''
  Following a trip to San Francisco to purchase a safe and other 
supplies, their new bank opened for business a few days later on 
February 1, 1910, in a former ice cream parlor. After one month in 
business, the Bank had 93 accounts with deposits totaling more than 
$75,000. Today, deposits have grown to more than $650 million. Even 
though 100 years have passed, descendants of the Bank's founders are 
still shareholders and customers.

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  Over the years, First Northern Bank has contributed millions of 
dollars to the communities it serves, in the form of direct financial 
support and in-kind services.
  I am pleased to recognize and congratulate First Northern Bank at 
this milestone, and anticipate many more successful years to come.

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