Identity theft is commonly thought of as a digital problem...But it can also strike your paper bills as well.
Because identity theft and fraud are still so prevalent, Community Bank in downtown Zanesville decided to help our community members by providing a "free shred day". The bank teamed up with 'Allshred Services' to be able to destroy unwanted documentation safely and securely. East Pike Branch Manager Melissa Denny describes the event.
"We thought it was...
The President of Community Bank in Zanesville's is honored with the Banker of the Year award.
President and CEO Michael Steen, was recently presented with the Ohio Bankers League's 2014 Banker of the Year award. Steen has been with the bank in Zanesville for about 13 years now and has done a lot of work with both federal and state government on behalf of the Ohio banking industry.
"It's based on the fact that I was so involved in the lobbying effort for community banks in...
So....what would you do if you found $1,300 on the ground?
A local boy was faced with that exact question this past Monday, when he and his family entered the Community Bank on Maysville Pike.
"There was a lady that came over to one of the islands that they make the checks out to, and she had money for her rent, her house and her car payment, and she dropped it," said Tommy Winland, a student at Philo Junior High.
Tommy kept an eye on the money...
The Community Bank was recently named the 'Community Lender of the Year' during the Great Lakes Lenders conference by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
"We were up against larger banks as well as community banks," said V.P. of Business Banking, Jim Wilson. "And because of our loan production, coverage of our banking footprint and based on historical numbers, we were awarded this honor."
Wilson says because of the bank's, banking footprint, they are now...
Every year the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties kick-off its annual fundraising campaign. On Tuesday, over a dozen volunteers spent four hours in a training session held at Community Bank to prepare them for the start of the September 17 campaign.
"United Way is unique in that it's one of the only organizations that I know of anyway, that volunteers are responsible for primarily raising the money," said Executive Director of the United Way, Meg Deedrick....
At a meeting Thursday morning, the Muskingum County Commissioner's and the county treasurer agreed on Community Bank as the county's primary depository account.
"They had the best fee schedule," said Carol Friel, Muskingum County Treasurer. "The interest rate was comparable to the other location but they currently are our financial institution and we have a good relationship and nothing has changed so that's why we're keeping them."
The county is required...
Customers of Community Bank will soon have one more location to complete their business.
The bank is currently in the process of developing their 8th location, at the corner of State Route 83 and U.S 40.
The development will be named "Community Commons" and be designed to appreciate the history of New Concord.
"I've always kind of been an Ohio history buff," said Steen. "National Road was always important to me, so when we found this...
After Wednesday's stock market dive and the recent U.S credit rating downgrade - many began to question what they should be doing to safeguard their nest egg.
Senior Investment Officer at Community Bank Bruce Lee said recent fluctuation in the stock market has been higher in a single day than what would be expected in a period of months. Despite the market swings, both the U.S and foreign stock markets have performed well - but there are concerns going into the future. He wants to...
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is continuing an investigation surrounding a bomb threat at the Community Bank.
It's located off the Maysville Pike in South Zanesville.
Detective Mike Lecocq says the call came in just before 1 p.m.
"The Community Bank did receive a call from a male. The call contained a threat to the bank, " says Lecocq.
The Community Bank enacted its safety procedures and everyone was evacuated from the building.