Tuesday, May 12, 2009

First National Bank in Exeter recognized for longevity

The First National Bank in Exeter celebrated their 75th Anniversary on Tuesday morning with an Open House and presentation from the Assistant Deputy Comptroller Troy Thornton, from the Treasury Department (Comptroller of the Currency Administrator of National Banks).

Thornton presented First National Bank in Exeter CEO Jim McCabe with a plaque recognizing the longevity of the bank. He also spoke of the courage that it took to found a bank in the midst of the challenging economic times of the depression.

Upon accepting the plaque, McCabe thanked the many people who made the bank what it has become. "I want to thank all the employees of the bank and those that could not be here today." He mentioned his father, Elmer McCabe and grandfather, H.M. Link, who founded the bank. He also thanked all of the very loyal customers of the bank and mentioned several who have been customers their whole life.

Many special items from the banks history were on display including copies of the script that the bank produced before checks and paper bills were introduced. There were copies of hotel bills that H.M. Link saved from his trip to Washington D.C. to obtain a charter for the bank, as well as photos of special moments in the bank's history.

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