EVANSVILLE, IN – January 19, 2022 – First Bank has partnered with GiANT Worldwide Consultant and Founder of EXTEND GROUP, Shawn Collins, to provide its business clients with unique leadership training opportunities in 2022. The six-part Lunch n’ Learn workshop series will be available through First Bank Academy and exclusively for First Bank customers.

“I’m honored to bring this transformational series to First Bank and its clients,” said Shawn Collins. “It’s vital that everyone feels valued, appreciated, and understood. The knowledge gained from these six workshops will help leaders in our community understand how important this is and give them valuable tools to bring back to the office.”

First Bank is dedicated to serving its customers’ greatest needs. The Great Resignation and continual growth of dissatisfaction in one’s job have made employee retention and attraction a top priority for businesses today. Through the leadership workshop series with Shawn Collins, local organizations will gain valuable insight and learn crucial tools to help them retain and attract employees.

“Employee retention is attraction. Organizations are always looking for the next shiny thing and don’t scratch the surface of what’s already there,” Collins said. “In hard times especially, you should double down on what you have and invest in what you have. When you improve employee retention, employee attraction will organically grow. Those are the tools we’re going to be able to provide in these workshops.”

First Bank President, Nikki Roser shares, “Advocating for our clients and being an extension of their business to help keep them profitable is the most significant way we give back to our communities. When businesses thrive, economic development does too, and that’s how great things happen.”

First Bank business clients will have the opportunity to attend any number of these workshops in 2022 at no cost. Attendees will learn how to conquer the biggest challenge of workforce attraction and gain an operating system that they can use to grow their organizations. This content is developed by GiANT Worldwide, a global company dedicated to leadership transformation and empowerment. Shawn Collins is a Certified Consultant with GiANT Worldwide, bringing culture and leadership skills to organizations for sustainable growth. To learn more, contact Collins at [email protected] or visit extendleader.com.

Based in Evansville, IN, EXTEND GROUP began in 2007 with a goal to make positive changes for automotive aftermarket manufacturers, nonprofit organizations, law enforcement entities, and more. Their skilled professionals integrate holistic marketing strategies that are results-driven and tailored specifically to organizations and their customer base. For more information, please contact EXTEND GROUP at 1-855-306- 8818 or [email protected].

GiANT Worldwide helps create organizations everyone wants to work for. With 16 team members located across the US and in the UK and over 200 Coaches and Consultants in more than 20 countries, GiANT’s reach and impact continue to grow. GiANT Worldwide exists to equip experts with the tools they need to unlock the potential of people.

Founded in 1893, First Bank has $630 million in assets, 12 branches and specializes in delivering tailored and unexpected solutions to businesses, farmers and families. Its holding company, Southern Illinois Bancorp, Inc., in Carmi, Illinois, has three other entities including First Insurance Agency, First Financial Services and Southern Illinois Title – together employing 120 associates. Learn more at MyFirst.Bank.