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February 9, 2010

People in business

DeBee Gilchrist recently announced that Blaine M. Peterson, Norman, has been named a shareholder of the firm.

Peterson's practice encompasses a broad range of business matters, including tax planning and controversies, comprehensive estate planning and business valuation. In addition to earning his juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1999, he obtained a bachelor's of business administration in accounting from the University of Oklahoma in 1994. Peterson also is a certified public accountant and certified valuation analyst.

Allyson Crank has been named Employee of the Month at First State Bank's Noble location. Crank, Loan Operations Assistant/Loan Teller since June 2008, joined the bank's staff in 2007. A Noble High School graduate, she studied Mathematics while attending the University of Oklahoma. Crank attends Oklahoma City Community College where she is earning her banking certificate. She resides in Noble.

"This is the second time in the last eight months Allyson has been named Employee of the Month," says Kim King, CEO of First State Bank. "Allyson is always eager to serve our customers with a friendly, confident and helpful attitude. She interacts with our staff in the same way while performing her responsibilities in a most professional and caring manner," said King.

Vicki Clary, personal banker and teller supervisor, has been named First State Bank's Norman branch Employee of the Month. Clary has been on staff at First State Bank since 2003. She became a full-time teller in 2004 followed by a promotion to Bank Services Representative before advancement to her current responsibilities in 2006. Kim King, First State's CEO/Chairman of the Board states, "Vicki works diligently to deliver our promise of treating everyone the way we would want to be treated. She is very talented and it's apparent in her personality and work ethic that she cares about others. Vicki bolsters FSB's long-standing reputation of a caring, friendly, community bank," King said.

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