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     January 28, 2020      #37-28 KDJ
 
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Scott Smith, president of First Trust Bank of Illinois, board chairman of the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce and vice president of the Kankakee Development Corp., is the Daily Journal’s Young Citizen of the Year.

Daily Journal/Tiffany Blanchette

From ground floor to the top 

By Lee Provost
lprovost@daily-journal.com


When Scott Smith notes he started at the “ground floor” of First Trust Bank of Illinois, that phrase is not just a figure of speech.

“Preparing the bank for carpet. That was my very first job here,” Smith said as he thought back to 1998. “I literally have been working my way up.”

Smith might not need a tape measure or hammer these days — considering he has been First Trust president since 2016 — but the 38-year-old certainly does not mind doing what he can to help lift up the Kankakee County ...

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