FNB, has a rich history in Western, KY. They have been around since 1875. Those 140 years have allowed them to make deep relationships within the community. They do everything from personal to commercial banking but pride themselves on their customer service.

Recently we got to talk with Crystal Balentine, the Vice President and Human Resources Director of FNB to learn more about the bank and her experience in Paducah.

1. How did FNB get started?

FNB started in Mayfield in 1875. We have recently celebrated our 140th anniversary. We have been in the same location in Mayfield since the very beginning. We have went through several buildings due to fires and other circumstances but have used the same property on the court square. Since then, we have expanded to locations all over Western, KY.

2. What do you do that sets you apart?

All banks have the same products and do the same things but what sets us apart is our people. We have great employees working for us. We also give back to the community through philanthropic events. We recently had an event in Murray, KY to raise money for the Feeding America Backpack Program. We also sponsor football games for Mayfield and Graves County.

3. How has the community helped FNB?

The community loves companies and organizations that are willing to support it and help it. It’s a good partnership. I have been involved with the chamber and Paducah Young Professionals and everyone has alway been so nice.

4. Besides FNB, what is your favorite business in Paducah?

That’s a hard question. I really like what Andy Carloss is doing with Midtown Market. What he has going on is unique and is great for our community.

5. What advice would you give an entrepreneur considering starting a business in Paducah?

Get connected! The people in Paducah are very welcoming. Getting involved with the chamber is a great start. I am originally from Hickman County, KY. Since I moved to the Paducah area, 12 years ago, I have met some wonderful people.