TILTONSVILLE - The Citizens Bank of Martins Ferry held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new Tiltonsville office at 303 Walden Ave. Monday.
The ceremony kicked off a month-long grand opening celebration at the full-service branch office at Union Street and Walden Avenue.
The new 1,300 square-foot building provides customer access and service through four indoor teller stations with an Americans with Disabilities Act-compatible service window, a new accounts office for confidential account openings, a manager's office for private financial consultation and a conference room for meetings and loan closings.
There is a lower level with a kitchenette and restroom facility for employees, a mechanical room and a large storage area. In addition, there are two drive-through lanes, one with a drive-up ATM. A loan officer is available daily to handle directly consumer, mortgage and business loans and a full staff to meet the financial needs of all customers. There is an overflow parking lot across Walden Avenue.
According to Scott A. Everson, president and chief executive officer, "It's been our plan to create an exciting new facility since we acquired the Tiltonsville office in September 2008. The former location was inconvenient and could not optimally meet the needs of our customers. Having the new office located at the entrance to town from state Route 7 makes it very accessible for everyone and opens us up to a much broader market. We invite local area residents to stop by and see this beautiful new building and open a new account. Citizens wants to be your bank."
P.W. Campbell, a bank planning/design/construction management company from Pittsburgh, along with various local contractors and businesses, designed and built the facility to fit and enhance the property. John J. Latsko, vice president, was the design architect/planning coordinator and Bruce Daniels served as project manager.
Cutting the ribbon for the ceremony was former Ohio 95th district representative John Domenick, who was instrumental in getting this construction project off the ground. Also participating were bank directors James W. Everson, Matthew C. Thomas, Herman Borkoski, and Errol C. Sambuco; bank management representatives Scott A. Everson, Elmer K. Leeper, senior vice president-retail banking; Randy M. Greenwood, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Matthew F. Branstetter, senior vice president-lending; Michael A. Lloyd, senior vice president-information technology; Seth R. Abraham, vice president of human resources; and Lloyd G. Hood Jr., vice president-retail lending; and the Tiltonsville staff including branch operations manager Debi Ponsetti, customer service supervisor Helen Gullo and customer service representatives Dan Laslo, Joanna Vinci and Toni Skater.
During May, the bank will offer refreshments, daily cash prizes, giveaways and a chance to register to win two grand prizes - a 50-inch plasma flat-screen TV to be given away by drawing on Monday, and $1,000 in cash to be given away in a May 31 drawing. Registration forms are available by visiting the new office during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
Citizens, headquartered in Martins Ferry, has 20 banking offices and an operations center serving Jefferson, Harrison, Belmont, Carroll, Athens, Fairfield, Hocking and Tuscarawas counties. It is an affiliate of United Bancorp and has been in business since 1902.
For information, call the Citizens Bank at (740) 633-0445, toll free at (888) 275-5566 or the Tiltonsville office at (740) 859-2101.