ERIEBANK expanded its presence in Northeast Ohio today with the opening of a new, full-service branch office in Ashtabula.
The new branch, located at 3606 State Road, offers commercial and retail banking services for businesses and individuals. This new 4,200 square foot facility represents a significant expansion of the commercial banking services ERIEBANK first began offering to Ashtabula businesses in 2014.
“We are proud to serve businesses in the Ashtabula region with the high degree of capability, expertise and local decision-making that ERIEBANK customers have come to know and appreciate,” said David J. Zimmer, president of ERIEBANK. “And now we’re anxious to bring a full array of first-rate consumer banking services to the region.”
The new facility signifies a multi-million dollar investment by ERIEBANK. The banking center features a customer and community focus throughout the branch that will include images of the Ashtabula area, an Internet kiosk, coffee station, digital displays, open transaction areas with cash dispensers, a self-service coin counter and a new ATM.
Ten local subcontractors, which together employ more than 100 individuals, worked on construction of the building for approximately eight months, from May 2016 through January 2017.
Veteran banker Dave Bogardus has been with ERIEBANK since 2014 leading the efforts in expanding commercial and agriculture lending services in the Ashtabula market. Chrystal Fairbanks joined the ERIEBANK team in 2015 building commercial and private banking relationships.
ERIEBANK hired five new employees – Kristina Irish, Pamela Jordan, Cheryl Licate, Kathryn Watts, and Odle Zupancic and assigned two existing employees to staff the Ashtabula office. Chrystal Fairbanks will serve as community office manager and private banking officer.
ERIEBANK today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and begin the grand opening celebration, offering door prizes, refreshments and the chance to enter a drawing in which one lucky visitor will win a $1,000 grand prize. The winner will also be able to designate a charity to receive an additional $1,000 from ERIEBANK. The entry forms will be available at the new office through close of business on February 18, 2017.
ERIEBANK, a division of CNB Bank, is a $2.5 billion bank that has been, and will continue to be, developed by local business and community leaders. The local decision-making provided by ERIEBANK offers a high level of dedication and service to the communities within Northwest Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio.