The executive team at First State Bank has announced that bank signed a lease agreement to open a banking office and take over the space located at 19575 U.S. Route 68 in Fayetteville. The office is located in the shopping plaza near the Fayetteville-Perry Local Schools.
The lease agreement was signed by Mike Pell, president and CEO of First State Bank. Randy Carson, mayor of Fayetteville; Jim Brady, superintendent of Fayetteville-Perry Local Schools; and Jo Anna Carraher, treasurer of Fayetteville-Perry Local Schools, were also present as they have been supportive in the efforts to keep a community bank in Fayetteville to serve local community members and businesses. David Richey, First State Bank CFO; Shalana Shreffler, human resources director; and Nick Brown, regional relationship manager in Brown County were also present at the lease signing.
Pending regulatory approval, First State Bank plans to open its doors to the Fayetteville community in early August.
“As a locally owned and operated community bank, Fayetteville is a great fit for us,” said Pell. “With our current locations in Mt. Orab and Hillsboro we are excited to expand our banking center footprint and bring our customer-focused service to this community.”
Carson added, “Having a financial institution in Fayetteville not only provides our local residents with banking convenience, it is an important component of our business community.”
Carraher said “We are thrilled to have First State Bank becoming part of our community. This is a great opportunity not only for our businesses and residents, but for those employed in Fayetteville.”
The bank offers customers a full range of products including traditional, personal, commercial and agricultural loan and deposit solutions. Additionally, First State Bank customers have the option of online and mobile banking. FSB Mobile App users also now have the option of mobile check deposit, so checks can be deposited anywhere, anytime.
First State Bank has been a community institution since 1884. With a loan production office in Clinton County (non-depository office, not insured by the FDIC) and banking center locations in Adams, Brown, Highland, Fayette and Hamilton counties, all banking center operations and management are locally controlled.
To learn more about First State Bank visit www.fsb4me.com.
Submitted by Elena M. Zint, marketing/retail banking manager, First State Bank.