2009-08-27 / Local & State

CSB Opens McConnellsburg Branch

Community State Bank offers a full line of services

Community State Bank of Orbisonia opened its new McConnellsburg branch Friday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 415 Fulton Drive. Members of the board of directors and senior staff pictured from left are Jessica Tice, board member; Paul H. Yohn Jr., president and CEO; Barbara P. Barlow, board member; Emory W. Parsons Jr., chairman of the board; Linda A. Scott, board member; Lisa Daniels, branch supervisor; Ramon H. Morgan, board vice chairman; and Edward M. Brown, board member. Community State Bank of Orbisonia opened its new McConnellsburg branch Friday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 415 Fulton Drive. Members of the board of directors and senior staff pictured from left are Jessica Tice, board member; Paul H. Yohn Jr., president and CEO; Barbara P. Barlow, board member; Emory W. Parsons Jr., chairman of the board; Linda A. Scott, board member; Lisa Daniels, branch supervisor; Ramon H. Morgan, board vice chairman; and Edward M. Brown, board member. STAFF REPORT

Community State Bank of Orbisonia opened its doors for business Friday at its newest office at 415 Fulton Drive in the business park near the Giant Food Store.

The full-service bank branch has a loan department, three drive-through teller lanes, teller window service, an ATM, safety deposit boxes and a community room available for meetings.

Members of the bank's board of directors and staff from its Huntingdon County headquarters were on hand for a ribboncutting and welcoming ceremony just prior to the bank officially opening for business at 9 a.m. Friday.

With new customers on hand and ready to open accounts, President and CEO Paul Yohn Jr. officially declares the new McConnellsburg branch bank "open for business'' Friday morning at 9 a.m. Pictured at windows are Garrett Gordon, teller; Connie Souders, customer service representative; and Danielle Daniels, teller. With new customers on hand and ready to open accounts, President and CEO Paul Yohn Jr. officially declares the new McConnellsburg branch bank "open for business'' Friday morning at 9 a.m. Pictured at windows are Garrett Gordon, teller; Connie Souders, customer service representative; and Danielle Daniels, teller. Emory "Sonny" Parsons Jr., chairman of the board of directors, said coming to the Mc- Connellsburg area was an opportunity for growth. "We think opening here presents a real opportunity to employ our community banking philosophy to a wider area and more customers," he said.

Parsons described his bank like many community banks, as very stable and a strong supporter of fire companies, schools and local civic organizations. "We are here for the communities we serve," he said.

Parsons also pointed out that the bank's community meeting room is available free of charge to civic clubs and organizations by phoning the bank and scheduling a time.

The county's newest bank will be competing with Tower Bank and F&M Trust Co., that bought locally owned and operated First National Bank of Mc- Connellsburg and Fulton County National Bank and Trust Co. a few years ago.

Customers and well wishers crowd the lobby of the new Community State Bank of Orbisonia, McConnellsburg branch, last Friday prior to its official opening. Customers and well wishers crowd the lobby of the new Community State Bank of Orbisonia, McConnellsburg branch, last Friday prior to its official opening. Seven people are employed at the McConnellsburg office. Lisa Daniels, branch supervisor, and Connie Souders, customer service representative, work at the branch and report to Paul H.Yohn Jr., bank president and CEO.

Community State Bank of Orbisonia opened for business in 1951. The bank's six branches are concentrated in Huntingdon County, with a Waterfall branch on the Fulton-Huntingdon county line. Its last major expansion was a new branch in Three Springs four years ago.

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