First Citizens Community Bank established itself in the south central part of Pennsylvania in December of 2015 with the acquisition of the The First National Bank of Fredericksburg. There are now seven bank locations in the counties of Berks, Schuylkill, and Lebanon.
The Mount Joy office used to be a branch of National Penn Bank, which has been acquired by BB&T. First Citizens Community Bank CEO and President Randall E. Black stated the following, “The disruption in the market from multiple acquisitions made it possible for us to not only obtain our first move-in-ready location in Lancaster County but also attract some significant talent for our Ag Banking focus.” First Citizens National Bank hired Dwight Rohrer to lead agricultural and commercial lending in Pennsylvania’s south central region. Rohrer was the Ag Team leader and Vice President of National Penn Bank.
In 2012, First Citizens Community bank was ranked as the #1 top performing community bank in the United States. The bank provides more loans to small businesses and farmers in the counties of Tioga, Potter, and Bradford, than any other national, local, or regional bank.
Black went on to say the following, “The Mount Joy location provides us the opportunity to leverage the strength and support of our South Central offices combined with our years of success in serving the Agriculture market, small businesses and rural communities… We are a financially strong community bank, small enough to be flexible but large enough to satisfy a wide-range of consumer and business needs. This has always been a winning combination for us.”
South Central Regional President Jim Rovito said the following, “Consumers and businesses in the area have already shown great enthusiasm for First Citizens since we entered the market last December… Adding the Mount Joy office to our network is further proof that the bank sees significant potential in the area.”
First Citizens Community Bank plans to have the Mount Joy office fully operating by the end of August or the beginning September. The bank will have an ATM and a drive up teller window. In addition, the Ag Bankers and a few commercial lenders will be at the branch. The Mount Joy office is located at 740 East Main Street.
There are currently 24 First Citizens Community Bank offices in the counties of Tioga, Potter, Bradford, Berks, Clinton, Schulykill, and Lebanon counties. In addition, there is an office in Allegany County, NY. There is also an agricultural loan processing office in Winfield, PA. If you would like more information about First Citizens Community Bank, you can visit www.firstcitizensbank.com or visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FirstCitizensCommunityBank