Metamora State Bank first opened its doors in Metamora, Ohio, on July 1, 1944. Originally owned and operated by a husband and wife team with a financial base of only $1.5 million, the bank now has branches in both Metamora and Sylvania, a staff of 20 employees, and assets in excess of $70 million. We proudly celebrated our 70th anniversary year in 2014.
Through the years, Metamora State Bank has seen big changes in facilities as well as operations. Committed to growth, the bank opened a second branch in Sylvania in 1995. Located on the northeast corner of Centennial Road and Sylvania-Metamora Road, the new branch retains its small town bank image and provides the level of customer service that has kept the bank thriving for more than 70 years. The original Metamora State Bank branch was renovated in the spring of 2001, and the Sylvania Banking Center was remodeled in 2014.
Hand-processed transactions were typical when the bank opened in 1944. Today, sophisticated computer systems perform daily operations for both bank offices, and customers now enjoy the convenience of complete online banking via the website. Introduced in 2001, the site re-launched in July 2014, with a new design and improved functionality. The new site is optimized for convenient use on all mobile devices. Telebanc, a 24-hour information line, was introduced in 2009.
The products offered by the bank have changed through the years as well. In addition to traditional checking and savings accounts, Metamora State Bank offers MSB Choice Checking and BusinessPlus Checking, as well as Certificates of Deposit and Individual Retirement Accounts. We invite you to call us for more information on these accounts and our competitive rates. We frequently offer Certificate of Deposit Rate Specials as well.
MSB remains true to our mission to provide a safe, secure, competitive source of financial services to the residents of our market area while remaining an independent locally-owned community bank — one of only a few left in the area. What does that mean for you? At Metamora State Bank you are more than a customer — you are a friend. Our employees will get to know you on a first-name basis. They look forward to your bank visit and want to hear about your family and friends. Whether you are looking for a mortgage loan, a construction loan, a new vehicle, or business loan, loan decisions are made here. Our loan officers will meet directly with you to provide a win/win solution no matter what your borrowing needs. As a true community bank, we are invested in and are involved in our community.
Metamora State Bank is presently owned by a one-bank holding company known as Metamora Bancorp, Inc., formed in 1985 to ensure its continued operation as a community bank. Currently serving on the board of directors are David Pifer (Chairman of the Board), James Armstrong, Kathleen Fischer, Henry Geha III, Robert Huskins, Edward Zraik & Constance Reichert.
We’re very grateful for our community support and look forward to continuing to grow with our communities for many more years to come. If you are not presently a customer, we invite you to stop in and speak to one of our helpful representatives about how Metamora State Bank can help with your banking needs.