Traditions in the News
December 3, 2013
Traditionally Speaking - Fall 2013 edition:
Read all about the opening of Traditions Center and our upcoming Transition Guide, discover the latest impact our Associates have had in the community, learn about the HARP program and the convenience of MoneyPass, and much more! Enjoy the latest edition of Traditionally Speaking.
York Traditions Bank Opens Administrative Headquarters
York Traditions Bank held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 officially celebrating the opening of Traditions Center — the bank’s new administrative headquarters located at 226 Pauline Drive in York Township. The acquisition of the 28,000 square foot building - 18,000 of which has been developed to date - is a result of the bank’s continued growth and dedication to the York community. “This investment shows our commitment to staying personally connected with our customers and local community,” said Michael Kochenour, Chairman, President and CEO. “York Traditions Bank is focusing on making an even greater investment and commitment right here in our hometown with responsible, controlled growth.” The new Traditions Center is currently staffed with 46 Associates working in Business Services, Mortgage Services, Deposit and Loan Operations, and Executive Administration. Formerly, these employees shared the building with the bank’s flagship branch at 235 St. Charles Way. The St. Charles Way branch will remain at its current location, along with the Retail Administration and Marketing staff. The bank’s growing customer base prompted the need for more relationship and support staff, and more office space. “From Day One, we dreamed of building our home base in our own hometown,” said Kochenour. “It’s a thrill to see it become a reality!”
Pictured above (from left to right): Loren Kroh, YCEA Chair; Stan Saylor, State Representative; John Klinedinst, PE, YCEA Vice Chair; Christopher Teter, YCEA Ambassador; Doug Hoke, York County Commissioner; Bob Jensenius, YCEA Vice President, Member Development & Advocacy; Carolyn Schaefer, York Traditions Bank Managing Director, Personal Banking & Wealth Management; Keith Gillespie, State Representative; Mike Kochenour, York Traditions Bank Chairman, President & CEO; Dan Reisteter, PA Bankers' Association, VP Government Relations; Gene Draganosky, York Traditions Bank Managing Director, Chief Lending Officer; Chris Reilly, York County Commissioner; Leisa Miller, Senator Mike Waugh's office; Kevin Schreiber, State Representative; Duncan Campbell, PA Bankers' Association, President, CEO & Treasurer; Erin Kanter, PA Bankers' Association, Asst VP Government Relations; Jill Gingrich, PA Bankers' Association, Asst VP Communications Director.
Carolyn Schaefer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award:
As part of Central Penn Business Journal's "Women of Influence" Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a woman who has committed her life to making Central Pennsylvania a great place to work and live. Carolyn Schaefer, Managing Director of Personal Banking & Wealth Management for York Traditions Bank, will be offically presented with this honor on Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Hilton Harrisburg, and her profile will be included in a special publication inserted in the May 17 issue of the Central Penn Business Journal.To find out more about the Women of Influence Awards program, click here.
John Blecher Named "CFO of the Year" Finalist:
Central Penn Business Journal's "CFO of the Year" Awards is a unique local program honoring the unsung heroes of business - the financial officers who work behind the scenes. John Blecher, Founder and CFO of York Traditions Bank, was selected by judges as one of the top nominees in the category of Small Private Companies. John will be recognized at an awards ceremony the evening of Thursday, May 30, 2013, in the York College of PA Performing Arts Center. Additionally, he will be featured in a special supplement to the June 7 issue of the Central Penn Business Journal.To find out more about the CFO of the Year Awards program, click here.
Elizabeth Dellinger is York's 2013 ATHENA Award Winner:
The ATHENA Award program was developed 29 years ago by ATHENA International to honor exceptional woman leaders who demonstrate the highest level of professional excellence, give back to their community, and most importantly, assist other women in realizing their full leadership potential. Elizabeth Dellinger, York Traditions Bank's Director of Treasury Management, was recognized as York's ATHENA Award Winner on April 5, 2013 at the York County Economic Alliance Annual Dinner. Liz was a founding member of ALLIANCEfuel and the first recipient of their Ignite Award.
Bank Makes Difference for 26 York County educational organizations in 2012:
Enacted in 2001, the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) allows PA businesses accepted into the program to direct some of their state tax dollars to non-profits within their own community. Recipients must be recognized as an Educational Improvement Organization or have a qualifying Scholarship or Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship fund in place. In 2012, the Bank made a difference to 26 York County community-based non-profit organizations through $80,000 in EITC related gifts.
The Bank's Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Conference Center. To obtain a copy of the 2012 Annual Report, contact Chief Financial Officer John Blecher at 717-747-2601 or email@example.com.
York Traditions Bank declares 10th Anniversary dividend
On December 20, 2012, the Board of Directors of York Traditions Bank declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per common share, payable on January 18, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 11, 2013. This dividend is a special 10th Anniversary payout to reflect the organization's appreciation for their shareholders' loyalty, and is the first in the Bank's history.
Bank featured in York Sunday News:
York Traditions Bank Chairman, President and CEO, Michael Kochenour, was featured in a guest column in the York Sunday News on December 9, 2012. The article was a reminder of why York Traditions Bank was first founded. Click here to read the article.
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