Our Story

Scroll through a timeline of our history and commitment to serving our customers and community.

a Bank built on Relationships

Since 2002, we have been providing a new and innovative approach to banking built on solid traditional values. Our timeline gives a glimpse into our growth and our history of providing unique financial services to meet the needs of our customers.

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2002

January 16

Applied to the PA State Department of Banking & FDIC for State Bank Charter

March

Launched community stock offering
which raised $9.6 million

Founders Mike Kochenour and John Blecher, along with Board of Directors, establish Bank’s Core Values

October 28

Received regulatory approval and opened first branch at 235 St. Charles Way, York

2003

March

Unveiled website www.YorkTraditionsBank.com

May

Held first Annual Meeting

2004

December

Declared 5-for-4 Stock Dividend
for Shareholders

2005

March

Second public stock offering
raises $9.5 million

October

Second branch opens at
2450 Eastern Boulevard, York

2006

2006

First Year of Profitability

July

Third branch opens at 2305
Susquehanna Trail North, York

2007

2007

Named as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in PA and first time as Best Places to Work in PA

2007

Corporate Citizen Finalist for
Central PA Business of the Year Awards

2008

May

Established Wellness Committee

2009

June

First Annual Women’s Luncheon
“Women, Wealth & Wit”

November

Formed Young Professionals Council

December

Created PowerUP Checking

2010

January

Formed Mortgage Division

October

Fourth branch opens at
2170 White Street, York

2011

March

Formed Women’s Council

May

Awarded first Women’s Leadership Traditions Scholarships

August

Launched branded marketing campaign

Because We Live Here Too

2012

April

Introduced Mobile Banking

May

Developed INVESTED
service standards

June

Branded Women’s Initiative as Her Traditions and created the Financial Personality Indicator

December

Declared Special 10th Anniversary
10¢ per common share Cash Dividend
for Shareholders

2013

August

Administrative Headquarters
opens at 226 Pauline Drive, York

November

Digging Deeper, Growing Stronger Associate Initiative

2014

June

York Traditions Bank begins
trading on OTC Pink (YRKB)

July

EnrichU financial literacy
program launched

Enrich You - York Traditions Bank Logo

August

Long-term community event
sponsorship announced with

Eventive – Events Fueled by the York Revolution

November

Fifth branch opens at
361 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover

Hanover Advisory Board formed

2015

February

Investor Relations site launched

2016

April

Mentor Program initiated

October

Mike Kochenour named ICBA
Community Banker of the Year – East

2017

2017

Reached 100 associates

September

Private placement
capital raise of $10 million

2018

March

Loan Office opens in Camp Hill
First location outside of York County, PA

Mortgage Division renamed to

Traditions Mortgage – A Division of York Traditions Bank

September

Sixth branch opens in York City
at 100 North George Street, York

October

Expansion of Traditions Center

2019

April

Held First Associates’ Annual Meeting

June

Declared 10% Stock Dividend
for Shareholders

July

Reached $500 million in Assets

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