Photo: Front GRC Board Member, Jamie Davis, GRC Director Gina C. Lynn, Lorri Clem Perryopolis Branch Manager, Lizzette Sterner Monessen Branch Manager, GRC Board Member Cathy Glad,
Back: Justin Brovey Asst. Vice President Residential Mortgage, Jody Krett-Maund Branch Manager Rostraver and Brook Gardner, VP, Commercial Relationship Officer
Pat McCune, president and CEO of Community Bank, likes to point out that Community Bank, “with a capital ‘C,’ capital ‘B,’” feels an obligation to epitomize all that comprises a community bank, “lower-case ‘c,’ lower-case ‘b.’
For Community Bank, a 116-year-old financial institution, formed in 1901 with the “founding philosophy of ‘neighbor helping neighbor’ and that’s what we do every day.” This ingredient is part of why Community Bank was named among the Top 200 community banks by American Banker Magazine in 2016, soon after their fall of 2014 closing of its merger with First Federal Savings Bank. In 2015, they were also awarded the Bauer Financial “Five Star Award” for outstanding performance and safety, augmented by an award from Sandler O’Neill as one of the top 34 community banks in the U.S.
Community Bank leaders started the “Community Bank Cares” program in March 2014. With each direct loan of more than $50,000, the customer can designate a charity that the bank then donates $100 to, in unrestricted funds. Nonprofits –both local and national, schools, fire companies, and more, have benefited from this Community Bank-to-customer-to-charity pipeline.
Another beneficiary of the bank’s generosity was the Graham Street Park, now known as the “North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park.” This park is now a multi-sport venue with updated facilities, a new handicapped-accessible playground and security upgrades to keep the park safe for families.
Based in Greene County in the town of Carmichaels, the locally owned and operated bank’s service area stretches into Allegheny, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland Counties, also serving customers to the south and west of Pittsburgh, with 16 offices.