Monday, May 11, 2009

First National Bank in Exeter Celebrates 75th Anniversary Open House on Tuesday

The First National Bank in Exeter will hold an Open House to celebrate 75 years of operation serving the community of Exeter on Tuesday, May 12th starting at 8:00 a.m.

At 8:30 on Tuesday morning Troy Thornton, Assistant Deputy Comptroller of the OCC will present Jim McCabe with a certificate of recognition. The OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) charters, regulates and supervises all national banks. McCabe serves as the CEO and Chairman of the Board for the bank.

The First National Bank in Exeter has been continuously family owned and operated since the depression era when H.M. Link obtained a charter for the bank through several trips by rail to Washington D.C. The Bank reopened March 21, 1934 with H.M. Link as president and Frank N. Craven, A.W. Dyer, Lesher T. Blouch, Guy J. Phelps and H.M. Link as stockholders.

The current bank building was completed in 1966 two doors south of the original bank. The hometown bank offers all of the services of a large bank including internet and telephone banking. Other products the bank offers include HSA’s, IRA’s Visa Debit cards, home mortgages, first time home buyer/down payment assistance loans along with many other traditional banking products.

It’s no wonder that McCabe “credits much of the success of the bank on its dedicate staff and faithful customers,” many of the helpful staff have been employed with the bank over ten years, some over twenty years.

During the open house the bank will be serving cake and refreshments while customers can enjoy a display of interesting items from the past 75 years.

pictured are from the left: Kay Due, Kristi Horne, Tammy Sladek, Patty Rocole, Sharla Dinnee, Sharon Mueller, Vice-President and Alan Emshoff, President. Not pictured: Jim McCabe, CEO and Chairman of the Board.

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