RACINE — Home National Bank is moving forward with its plans to locate its newest branch in Middleport after receiving the necessary approvals.
Earlier this spring the bank applied for approval to open the new location. The application process included a 30 day comment period before final approval could be granted.
“Home National Bank will open its new branch location at 97 North 2nd Avenue in Middleport, Ohio this fall,” stated a news release on Tuesday afternoon from the bank.
The branch will be a full service location offering home, auto and personal loans along with a full complement of deposit services. In addition to a full service lobby, the branch will have a drive thru, ATM, and night deposit.
“Home National Bank is always looking for opportunities to better serve the communities in Meigs County. Middleport has been without a full service bank for several years and we would like to fill that need. We are excited to be part of the Middleport community and we are here to play our part to help it grow,” stated HNB President Roma Sayre in the news release. “Home National Bank offers all the services you expect from large corporate banks, with personal, hometown, service. We encourage you to give us a try.”
At the time of the initial filing in late March, Sayre and Executive Vice President John Hoback explained the bank’s plans for the potential location.
Work had taken place behind the scenes for many months before the filing, in addition to research and discussions.
Sayre said that the bank had been talking for several years about the possible expansion and after research was conducted they found that the most populated village in Meigs County — Middleport — did not have a full service bank and that Home National Bank could work to fill that void.
The bank had also been in communication with the village of Middleport, with both sides excited for the opportunity.
Initially the bank would employ three people which would be newly created jobs, with the potential to grow should additional personnel be needed at the location. Hoback stated that the bank would like to employ people who are local to the area, allowing for people to know the bank employees.
This will be the third location for Home National Bank, which has the main office in Racine and a branch in Syracuse.
Home National Bank is a full service community bank, founded in 1910, led by a local Board of Directors. The bank is focused on meeting the needs of the communities of Meigs County by offering local, personal service for all your banking needs. Home National Bank provides a full range of financial services including business, personal and mortgage loans. The bank currently operates two full services branches in Racine and Syracuse. Find out more about HNB at www.homenatlbank.com.