CSB Opens McConnellsburg Branch
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.
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.
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.