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MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – Monique Milligan was named employee of the year at the First Knox National Bank and Farmers and Savings Bank’s thirty-eighth annual employee recognition dinner on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

“Monique is very deserving of this honor. In addition to successfully performing her role as branch manager of our Blackjack Road Office, Monique has been a huge asset on a number of projects in the past year,” said Vickie A. Sant, president of First-Knox National Bank. “Her consistency as a resource to our associates, knowledge in a variety of areas, and dedication to First-Knox is extremely appreciated. I’m thrilled to see that her peers have recognized her accomplishments."

First Knox employeee 2017

The evening featured a “Las Vegas Casino” theme, complete with a photo booth, high rollers and door prizes. Nearly 170 associates attended the event. Awards were presented by First-Knox president, Vickie A. Sant, and Farmers and Savings president, Brian R. Hinkle. In the center is employee of the year, Monique Milligan. Submitted photo

Associates were nominated and selected by their peers, recognized in a number of individual and
group categories. Winners were as follows:
Most Valuable Players – Heather Hankins, First-Knox; Sharon Edgell, Farmers Main Office; William Clawson, Farmers Ashland Office; Peggy Perkins, First-Knox.
Leadership Excellence – Rebekah Jenkins, First-Knox, Coshocton Avenue Office; Wendi Fowler, First-Knox, trust and investments; Cindy Hogle, First-Knox, cash management operations.
Spirit Awards – Erin Frankford, Farmers, consumer loan operations; Matia Mathews, FirstKnox, Freedom Years.
Rookie of the Year – Taylor Lavan, First-Knox, Coshocton Avenue Office; Laura Spreng, Farmers, consumer loan operations.
Patty S. Durbin Lifetime Achievement – Phyllis Colopy, First-Knox, Danville Office.
Teller Awards – Mistie Osborne, First-Knox, Centerburg; Jessica Wolfe, First-Knox, Blackjack
Road Office; Michelle Colopy, First-Knox, Danville Office; Yvonne Miller, First-Knox, Bellville Office.
Teamwork Award – Main Office, First-Knox; Customer Contact Center, First-Knox.
Deposit Growth – Fredericktown Office and Bellville Office
Loan Excellence – Danville Office
Alternative Investments – Mount Gilead Office
Branch Balancing Award – Blackjack Road Office



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