F&M Bank enters into partnership with Peoples Federal

SIDNEY — Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association, headquartered in Sidney, has been a staple in our community since 1886. Located in the historic Louis H. Sullivan building at 101 E. Court St., Peoples Federal can attribute its many years of success to the loyal support of the local communities.

Brett Baumeister, Farmers & Merchants State Bank, SVP, regional president, has submitted the following report:

In 2022, Peoples found the need to partner with a larger community bank in order to continue to offer expanded products and services that have come to be expected from community banks. Farmers & Merchants State Bank, headquartered in Archbold, Ohio, was an obvious choice for partnership.

F&M Bank has always had a special commitment to its communities since its inception in 1897. F&M is a $3 billion asset bank with 36 full-service office locations as well as three Loan Production offices across Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. F&M’s commitment is to ensure that community banking continues to grow and prosper by providing quality customer service and effectively supplying the right products to meet the financial needs of individuals, farmers, businesses and industries within our market area. We look forward to not only the future of F&M, but to the future of our customers and communities as well.

The merger of Peoples Federal into F&M combines two community-focused cultures. The scale, diversity and expertise of F&M dramatically enhances the products and services capability of Peoples. F&M is very excited to be a part of the Sidney community and build on the legacy left by Peoples Federal.

F&M invites you in to visit with our familiar face of bankers or take a tour of the historic Sullivan building!