Our History

Our Past and Our Future

Chartered in 1901, The First National Bank of Barry was a vision of local businessmen who saw a need for a strong community bank. Since that time, we have remained dedicated to providing West Central Illinois with superior financial services—from customized lending solutions to better returns on deposit accounts.

In 2018, we converted to a state bank that is now known as Great Rivers Bank. We are in perfect position to continue the personal service our customers have grown to expect while leveraging technology to offer the most in modern banking.

As it has always been, our goal is to provide our customers the ultimate in customer service while maintaining a strong financial position to ensure continued success.