Citizens National Bank Celebrating Community Banking Month & 95 Years of Service
April recognized as Community Banking Month by the Independent Community Bankers of America
In celebration of our anniversary and in honor of Community Banking Month, every Citizens National Bank office will be serving cake to its customers on Friday, April 24 during normal business hours.
April is Community Banking Month and Citizens National Bank would like to celebrate by focusing on its 95 years of serving local communities. The bank opened its first location in Bluffton, OH in 1920. Since then we’ve grown to 8 locations, serving more than 10 counties in Ohio. The bank’s original cashier and president, Elmer Romey, is the grandfather of current President/CEO Mike Romey. The legacy of hard work, community involvement and local lending has continued to allow CNB to flourish. “When my grandfather and the local businessmen of Bluffton started this bank in 1920, their goal was to provide a trustworthy financial institution that our customers would feel confident in placing their money in and borrowing from. I truly believe we’ve fulfilled that mission and I look forward to seeing us continue to grow and provide that for the next generation,” comments Romey.
ICBA commends community banks for their continued support and advocacy of consumers and Main Street America. Across the nation, community banks operate 52,000 locations, employ 700,000 Americans and hold $3.6 trillion in assets, $2.9 trillion in deposits and $2.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community. ICBA Chairman Jack Hartings, comments “Community banks are relationship lenders that flourish when their customers and communities do the same. Taking care of customers and looking out for the best interest of local communities is the community banking business model. ICBA Community Banking Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate the unique and critical role they play in our local hometowns.”
Throughout the month of April, CNB customers who come into the branch will have the opportunity to register to win one of 7 gift baskets including local items from each of our branch communities. The drawing will be held on Friday, April 24 during the cake celebrations. Be sure to also check out the bank’s Facebook page for postings throughout the month highlighting the history of the bank.