Consumers National opens Bergholz branch

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday at Consumers National Bank’s new branch in Bergholz. On hand were, from left, Ralph J. Lober II, Consumers National Bank president and CEO; Mayor Gary Griffith; Mike Schmuck, director of Consumers Bancorp Inc.; Terri McConnaughy, Consumers sales and service manager; Laurie McClellan, chairman of the board, Consumers Bancorp Inc.; John Furey, vice chairman, Consumers Bancorp Inc.; and Derek Williams, senior vice president, Consumers National Bank. — Contributed

BERGHOLZ — A new Consumers National Bank full-service branch office at 256 Second St. has opened.

The new location marks the bank’s first location in Jefferson County and the 13th branch in its network, according to officials.

“Opening this new office in Bergholz enables Consumers National Bank to serve new personal, business and agricultural customers in northern Jefferson County, southern Columbiana and eastern Carroll counties. By expanding into Jefferson County, we are demonstrating our commitment to bringing community banking to under-served, but viable markets,” said Ralph J. Lober II, president and CEO of Consumers National Bank.

The new location will bring three full-time jobs to the area. Terri McConnaughy, the new Bergholz sales and service manager, has many years of banking experience. As a Bergholz resident, she brings knowledge of the local market to her position.

“I am very excited to be working with my neighbors and local businesses again. As a local community bank, Consumers National Bank will provide the personalized customer service that Jefferson County residents will appreciate,” said McConnaughy.

The Bergholz facility includes a traditional bank lobby, two drive-up teller lanes, drive-up ATM, night deposit and safe deposit boxes. In addition to consumer lending, the office will provide floating office space for the bank’s commercial and agricultural lenders.

“We look forward to building new personal and business banking relationships out of our Bergholz branch and to making a difference in Jefferson County,” said Lober.

Consumers National Bank was established by local business men in Minerva in 1965. Since that time, the bank has expanded beyond Stark to Carroll and Columbiana counties, taking its philosophy of community banking and knowledgeable, personalized service to these markets, according to officials. The bank, now at $450 million in assets, is the largest community bank in Stark County and holds a five-star Bauer Financial bank rating.

Besides its main office in Minerva, branches are located in Alliance, Canton, Carrollton, East Canton, Hanoverton, Hartville, Lisbon, Louisville, Malvern, Salem and Waynesburg, with business lending offices in Stow and Wooster.