On February 3, 2003, Community First Bank of Indiana (FKA Community First Bank of Howard County) made history by opening the first new bank chartered in Howard County in over 55 years. In a span of less than 3 month from the date shares of bank stock became available for sale, CFB became operational raising 25% more capital than required by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions. The success of the initial capital offering is attributed to the overwhelming support for the vision and creation of a new way to do banking in our community – a bank that is locally owned, locally governed and staffed with experienced bankers.
A foundation that started as one branch with sixteen employees has grown into three branches and a loan production office in Hamilton County with over fifty employees. Our Dixon Road Branch opened in June of 2006 followed by our Hoffer Street Branch opening in July of 2008. In the summer of 2007, our Private Banking Department was added, we launched our Generations Journey Travel Club in 2009 and in the summer of 2015 we opened our Loan Production Office in Noblesville.
One of our core beliefs is that we must be actively involved in making our community a better place to live and do business. Our staff and directors are committed to the long term success of not only Community First but our community and are actively involved in numerous civic and non-profit organizations. Our slogan, “This is your Community, This is your Bank”, is not just a slick marketing phrase; it is why we’re here and what we’re all about. We believe Community First Bank has been voted Kokomo’s Best Bank for the last nine years because of our staff’s commitment to our customers and our community.
Board of Directors
Bill Hingst, Chairman
Mid America Beverage Kokomo, IN
Liberty Financial Group
Community First Bank of Indiana
Retired Kokomo, IN
Owner, Crume/Ellis Autioneers/Appraisers Kokomo, IN
Dr. J. Michael Harshman
Urology Kokomo, IN
Mark A. McCann
David A. McFatridge Risk Management
Ron Metz, CPA
Bucheri McCarty & Metz Kokomo, IN
Dr. F. Wesley Peik
Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgeon Kokomo, IN
Retired, Community First Bank of Indiana
Curtis C. Welke
Russell, McIntyre, Hilligoss, & Welke Law Firm