Community Partnership First State Bank of Porter

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A True Community Partner

We realize the importance of being a partner in our local community through our offering of valuable products and services. Deposits made at Porter Bank fund loans to businesses and residents in our local towns. Further, we proudly support many community service organizations and assist them in many ways including corporate donations, active participation by our employees, and through our Casual for a Cause contributions.



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Porter Bank has been the sponsor and Trust Administrator for the annual scholarship raffle of the Duneland Education Foundation since 2002. Each year, a winner is pulled, and $10,000 goes into a scholarship trust for the named beneficiary. Beneficiaries have ranged from babies to high school seniors to currently enrolled college students.

This year’s winner was Tom Seely, who is pictured with his wife Allison, three children, and President/CEO, Jacqueline Ruge-Perkins.



 Participating in the 2023 Driving for Duneland Golf Outing are Loan Servicing Administrator, Brenda Petrone, and Loan Operations Officer, Dana Hopkins.


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2022 IBA 5 star award


Porter Bank has been honored as a Five Star Member of the Indiana Bankers Association. The Five Star Member designation recognizes those IBA-member banks which demonstrate outstanding commitment to the Association in five areas: political awareness, issues advocacy, life-long learning, IBA volunteerism, and Preferred Service Provider utilization.

Displaying Porter Bank’s Five Star Member Award from the Indiana Bankers Association are (from left): Leonard Miller, CFO, Jacqueline Ruge-Perkins, President/CEO, Rod Lasley, IBA, and Jeffrey Spencer, CLO.