The dedicated commitment to our community through continued community and personal banking services, has enabled the Bank of Billings to be in business since 1889.
We continue to strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and community.
We are passionate to offer quality, personal and community banking services.
Our commitment to our community has enabled us to be in business since 1889.
Major events in the history of the Bank of Billings.
Dr. Thomas Jefferson McCord, the first bank president.
Andrew Jackson Howard was the first cashier of the bank, a title which he held for over 61 years.
Bank of Billings was chartered
Opened for business in part of the Sanders Mercantile building on Elm Street.
The bank constructed a two story building one part of carthage stone, the other of brick, at the Northeast Corner of Elm St. (US Highway 60) and Washington Ave. The building was used as a hardware store, attorney’s office, Doctor’s office.
Capital Stock was increased from $10,500 to $25,000.
Joseph J Pearce, one of the bank's original directors, became the bank president.
First bank robbery occurred.
President of the US issued a proclamation closing all banks in the country. The Bank of Billings remained open for business as usual. Days later government representatives arrived at the bank and ordered him to close. Howard did close the bank, but it was one of the few that were allowed to reopen without restrictions.
Andrew Jackson Howard was honored for 50 years of service as a banker.
Second bank robbery occurred.
Andrew Howard, son of Jack Howard became the Bank president.
Capital stock was increased from $25,000 to $100,000.
Bank enlarged its banking quarters.
John K. Hulston purchased Bank of Billings after 98 years of Howard Family ownership.
Soda Garrison's saloon reconstructed to make the bank's new drive-in facility.
First Miami Bancshares based out of Miami, Oklahoma purchased Bank of Billings from John K. Hulston.
Bank of Billings purchased First State Bank of Purdy's Marionville Branch location.
Began construction on new bank building.
Opened new bank facility at 104 NE Elm. St.
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