The Evanston Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1921 and now, in its 93rd year, is the only non-profit business organization in the region solely supported by private industry. The Chamber provides leadership and services for its more than 450 member companies who represent the diverse economy of the Evanston region. The Chamber fosters a competitive business climate conducive to growth, prosperity and maintaining a high
First Bank & Trust pledged to contribute 1,000 hours to the City of Evanston’s goal of logging 150,000 volunteer hours in 2013 as a way to commemorate Evanston’s 150th anniversary. Bank employees served a wide range of Evanston’s nonprofits in a variety of ways including leading financial workshops, coaching youth basketball and collecting items for a food pantry. Community leaders from Evanston Chamber of Commerce, The Evanston Community Foundation and Youth Job Center of Evanston speak about the bank’s ongoing commitment to the community of Evanston.