FirsTech is excited to announce renovation plans in Decatur.
City council members recently approved the redevelopment agreement,
which combines tax increment financing district incentives with
enterprise zoning benefits.
The project, which is expected to cost $3.5 million, will
involve: remodeling the interior and exterior of the FirsTech
buildings at 253 to 265 S. Park St.; demolishing the old drive-thru
and buildings at 254 E. Main; and building a new drive-through at
Busey Bank, 130 N. Water St. Construction will start this spring
and will be done in stages to minimize disruptions to customers and
FirsTech and Busey associates joined Decatur Mayor Julie Moore-Wolfe, Greater Decatur Chamber of
Commerce's Mirinda Rothrock and Economic Development
Corporation's Ryan McCrady to celebrate the exciting news for
our organization and the community. The event was featured in the
Herald & Review and Decatur Tribune, and on WAND TV News, WSOY News/Talk 1340 and WICS NewsChannel 20.
"Headquartered in Decatur for more than 30 years, FirsTech-a
member of the Busey family of financial services-is proud to be a
part of this great community," says Howard Mooney, President &
Chief Executive Officer for FirsTech. "From innovative mobile
solutions to traditional lockbox processing, FirsTech is the
leading provider of payment products. Serving varied
industries-from government agencies and healthcare to utility
companies and beyond-we look forward to building upon our history
of strength and service in Central Illinois."
"Renovating our more than 100-year-old building allows FirsTech
to enhance its technological capabilities, remain competitive and
provide its customers the highest level of service in the
industry," says John Waddock, Executive Vice President &
Commercial Market President for Busey Bank. "An innovative
organization deserves an innovative space; this renovation will
help keep FirsTech on the cutting edge of payment technology-and we
couldn't be more excited for the FirsTech Team!"
A community-minded organization, FirsTech is grateful to be
growing forward in Decatur. To learn more about our organization,
FirsTech Inc. provides innovative payment processing solutions
to the government, insurance, utility, healthcare, telecom, cable
and finance industries. FirsTech processes millions of transactions
per year using the Fusion payment processing platform - which
provides industry leading bill payment channel integration for
walk-in bill payment processing at its 3,000 agent locations in 36
states - lockbox, online bill pay, IVR, mobile, CSR, bank bill pay
concentration (e-lockbox/e-box). For 30 years and counting,
FirsTech provides custom payment solutions to clients with a focus
on efficiency and execution. This results in higher customer
satisfaction and lower payment processing costs.
FirsTech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Busey Bank through
First Busey Corporation-a diversified financial holding company
headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. More information about First
Busey Corporation can be found at busey.com.
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