(Erie, Pennsylvania) March 9, 2023 – Dave Zimmer, President of ERIEBANK, announced plans for a new community banking office and financial education center on Parade Street in Erie, as part of the ongoing revitalization effort led by the East Side Renaissance. ERIEBANK was joined by representatives from its parent company, CNB Bank, the East Side Renaissance, Erie Insurance, Hamot Health Foundation, Mayor Joe Schember, and members of Erie City Council. The new office, located at the corner of 10th and Parade Street in Erie, will be the first of its kind for ERIEBANK.
“ERIEBANK is a true believer in what the East Side Renaissance promises for the future economic success of Erie and the Parade Street corridor, and we look forward to helping residents and local businesses with our special hands-on approach to business and personal banking,” said Dave Zimmer, President of ERIEBANK.
Employees will bring financial education and accessible banking to the community in an ongoing effort to bring needed resources to the area. In support of this endeavor, ERIEBANK will form a community advisory committee, comprised of local stakeholders who will work in partnership with ERIEBANK to ensure that the financial and educational needs of the community are being met.
“ERIEBANK is the perfect partner to support our longstanding goal of neighborhood revitalization for the business and residential spaces on Parade Street,” said ERIEBANK Board Member Bishop Dwayne Brock. “Through financial education programming and encouraging minority-owned small businesses, we can help breathe life back into our community.”
ERIEBANK first opened in 2005 under market president David Zimmer in Erie, Pennsylvania. Within two years of being open, their novice, full-service banking style, and community-focused aesthetic set them apart from other banks with their focus on each customer, which are now trademarks at all locations. Now seventeen years later, the bank has twelve locations with plans for future growth in the Northeast Ohio market under regional president Wesley Gillespie.