York Traditions Bank to Open Downtown York Branch

Bank’s sixth branch will be on the corner of N. George and E. Philadelphia Streets

On August 22, York Traditions Bank announced plans to renovate and open the organization’s first branch located in downtown York. Subject to customary regulatory approvals, the new, more than 2,000-square-foot York City branch will be located at 100-102 North George Street and is anticipated to begin serving customers in by September 2018. York Traditions Bank President and CEO Eugene Draganosky, and Founder and Board Chairman Michael Kochenour, announced the location of the new branch, along with York City Mayor Kim Bracey and York County President Commissioner Susan Byrnes.

Other speakers included President and CEO of the York County Economic Alliance, Kevin Schreiber; ROCK Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Advisor, Benjamin Chiaro; and Partner and Development Director of Royal Square Development and Construction (RSDC), Dylan Bauer. More than sixty other community members and supporters crowded the busy intersection to share in the news.

“Today’s announcement is an answer to our customers who want easy access to our services conveniently located downtown,” said President and CEO Gene Draganosky. “We are honored to make this long-term investment in York City as a part of our continued growth to serve the individuals, businesses, and organizations that make this community strong.”

Renovations to begin later this year

York Traditions Bank will begin renovation of the new branch location late in 2017. The downtown branch will require the addition of up to five new Associates. Many will be cross-trained as universal bankers, or professionals who are qualified to serve varied customer needs including transactions, account openings, and loan processing. This approach provides the opportunity for York Traditions Bank team members to build comprehensive customer relationships.

“My administration is enthusiastic that York Traditions Bank has decided to locate their first downtown York branch on the corner of West Philadelphia Street and North George Street,” said Mayor Bracey. “The addition of a York Traditions Bank branch in downtown York is a tremendous benefit for residents, visitors and those that work in our downtown.”

Downtown has always been part of the Bank’s vision

York Traditions Bank opened its doors in 2002 with 13 associates and one branch. Today, there are over 115 associates working among five retail branches and an administrative headquarters. The sixth branch will be ideally situated close to the York County Courthouse, the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, Central Market, busy restaurants, offices, art studios, and other attractions.

“Opening a York City branch has been a part of our strategic vision from the very beginning,” said Founder and Chairman Michael Kochenour. “As a local bank committed to this community, the downtown is important to us because it’s important to York.”

Pictured above (left to right): Dylan Bauer, Partner and Development Director, Royal Square Development and Construction (RSDC); Benjamin Chiaro, Brokerage Advisor, ROCK Commercial Real Estate; Susan Byrnes, York County President Commissioner; Mike Kochenour, Founder and Chairman of the Board, York Traditions Bank; Gene Draganosky, President and CEO, York Traditions Bank; Mayor Kim Bracey, York City; and Kevin Schreiber, President and CEO, York County Economic Alliance.