J. Michael Romey, President/CEO
April is National Community Banking Month and as such we always have activities that revolve around our commitment to our communities and our involvement with local businesses. This year, we are proud to feature several of the businesses we partner with through inbranch displays and online advertisements. This in addition to our monthly video series depicts the personal relationships we forge with our business customers year-round.
Recently we were honored to have been named by SNL Financial as one of the top 100 community banks in the nation. Inclusion in this list reflects the dedication we have to not only providing excellent customer service, but also to being a safe and sound bank. Ranked 55th on the list, Citizens National Bank was the only bank based out of Ohio to be included. SNL ranked the best-performing community banks using six core financial performance metrics that focus on profitability, asset quality and growth for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, 2012.
Also, this month we celebrate the completion of a 15,000 square foot expansion of our Operations Center in Bluffton, located off I-75. The addition provided 24 new offices and allows for improved backroom support for the bank ensuring success for future growth opportunities in existing and new markets. We were excited to host a public open house on Sunday, April 21 and celebrate what community banking is all about!