FirsTech to Grow Forward with Renovation

February 03, 2016

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 traffic. 

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, visit

About FirsTech, Inc.

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

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