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First National Bank 100th Anniversary
April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
First National Bank 100th Anniversary Celebration. Each celebration will include attendance from local dignitaries, comments from current bank leadership and customers, a check presentation to a local charity, food, memorabilia, giveaway items and more. Celebrations will take place on April 19 at each community according to the times below:
9:00 a.m.—Ottawa Branch: 855 N. Main St. Ottawa, OH 45875
11:00 a.m.—Pandora Branch: 102 E. Main St., Pandora, OH 45877
1:00 p.m.—Findlay Trenton Ave. Branch: 1114 Trenton Ave., Findlay, OH 45840
3:00 p.m.—Bluffton Branch: 112 Cherry St., Bluffton, OH 45817
In the fall of 1918, a small group of people believed that it would be beneficial to the community of Pandora to look toward the future. In 1919, First National Bank was chartered. Thirty people consented to be stockholders and seven were chosen to serve as members of the Board of Directors. The bank founders decided upon three ideals for successful banking:
• A good bank must be owned and operated largely by people of the community themselves.
• A good and successful bank can be organized only where there are strong and constant economic resources.
• That the success of a rural bank can only be assured by community loyalty, sustained by a high-grade citizenship, supported by morals and religion.
Today the bank is proud to remain independently owned and has grown to include five branches in the Bluffton, Findlay, Ottawa and Pandora communities.