About Us

Based in Archbold, Ohio, the F&M Bank has been a stable financial institution for over 119 years, comprised of 24 branches covering 8 counties in Northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana. In 1999, FM Investment Services was established to add additional value to bank customers by providing enhanced investment opportunities. As the bank has grown, so has our commitment to our clients.

Our team of professionals takes great pride in helping our customers achieve their financial goals. Through outstanding customer service, and the resources of Raymond James, we have been able to create satisfied, loyal clients. Contact us today to learn how we can help you with solutions to your individual needs!

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Beth A. Lienau
Branch Manager
Financial Advisor
Direct: 419-446-2501

Beth serves clients in the Northwest Ohio Communities of Farmers & Merchants State Bank, including Archbold, Bryan, Defiance, and
Stryker. With over 14 years of financial services industry experience, Beth helps educate and guide investors in the pursuit of their financial goals. From financial planning to investment management, Beth’s recommendations are tailored to meet the individual client’s objectives.

Beth earned a Bachelor of Business degree from Defiance College. She is a Registered Representative who has passed the 7, 66, 24, and 53 Series examinations, and holds OH, MI, IL and IN State Insurance licenses.

A Northwest Ohio native, Beth lives near Bryan, OH with her husband, Wayne. She is an active member of St. John Lutheran Church, were she is involved as an organist and choir member. She enjoys reading, music, Ohio State football and basketball, and especially time with her family.

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Adam A. Smith
Direct: 260-624-2108

Adam serves the Indiana and NW Ohio communities of Farmers & Merchants State Bank. With the knowledge that comes with more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, Adam helps clients navigate the myriad of available investment options with unparalleled service and a personal commitment.

From financial planning to comprehensive portfolio management, Adam’s recommendations are made solely in the interest of providing the highest value and benefit to you. He works hard to help you pursue your financial goals with as much certainty, and as little risk, as possible.

Adam has a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati in both Finance and Management. He is a Registered Representative who has passed the Series 7, 63, 65, 24, and 53 examinations, and holds both IN and OH State Insurance Licenses. He has also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional and Chartered Financial Consultant® designations, which are considered the highest marks of excellence for financial planners.

Adam lives on Lake James with his wife and two children. He is a volunteer with Junior Achievement, and has coached on multiple track programs in the area. He enjoys both water and snow skiing, traveling, and quality time with family. 

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®,CERTIFIEDFINANCIALPLANNERand federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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Jean Throne
Administrative Assistant
Toll-Free: 800-451-7843


  • Series 7 Securities License 

Jean has been a Client Service Manager with FM Investment Services, division of Farmers & Merchants State Bank for the past 7 years; employed by the bank since 1990. Jean manages our office in a highly organized, efficient and professional manner. She handles all customer service and administrative functions to ensure our smooth operation. “SERVICE” is Jean’s middle name and she is ready, eager and willing to serve you.

Jean lives in Archbold, OH and is a member of New Hope Community Church.  She enjoys time with family - especially grandchildren - and appreciates art, jazz music, college sports, and day trips with friends.

About Raymond James

In 1962, Bob James set out to build a different kind of financial services firm – one that put people, planning and principles first. And now, more than 50 years later, Bob's different kind of firm is one of the leading independent financial services companies in the United States.

Raymond James has grown to become a well-respected, widely recognized multinational firm with distinct business units that serve a variety of clients, from individuals and small business owners to municipalities and major corporations.

Milestone spotlight

October 19, 1987: Black Monday. While other firms closed their trading desks to minimize internal losses, Raymond James kept its desks open to meet clients’ needs. Because of Raymond James’ agency-based business model and commitment to client service, this was our first, last and only unprofitable quarter since the firm went public.

We can be sure the markets will change over the next 25 years, and that our industry and firm will continue to evolve. What won’t change is our commitment to the values that have driven our success.

By the numbers*

  • Approximately 7,100 financial advisors
  • More than 2.9 million client accounts
  • Over 2,800 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas
  • Approximately $604 billion in total client assets
  • BBB1, positive outlook credit rating (S&P)

It’s been our privilege for more than 50 years to support the goals of our clients and to give back to the communities in which we live and work – and we look forward to continuing to do so for many, many years to come. To take a “scroll” down memory lane, explore our history at RAYMONDJAMES.COM.

*As of 9/30/2016

1A credit rating of a security is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to review, revisions, suspension, reduction or withdrawal at any time by the assigning rating agency.


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  • NOT FDIC Insured
  • NOT GUARANTEED by the bank
  • Subject to risk and may lose value
  • Not a deposit
  • Not insured by any government agency
  • Raymond James is not affiliated with the financial institution or the investment center


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