Hanover, here we come!

This fall, York Traditions Bank will have a new address to add to our list of retail locations – 361 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover. The property between Wolf Furniture and Ryan’s, and across from Lowe’s, currently has an 800-square-foot “kiosk” branch that was vacated by another bank. Shortly, you’ll see that building being demolished, and Conewago Enterprises, Inc. will begin construction on a new 3,200-square-foot York Traditions Bank branch.

This full service office will include two drive-thru lanes and a drive-up ATM lane, and will offer personal banking, commercial banking, and residential mortgages. A complete line-up of financial products will include cash management and merchant services, consumer loans, small business lending, self-entry safe deposit boxes, and instant issue debit cards for personal and business use. If current project plans continue to move ahead as scheduled, the Eisenhower Drive branch is expected to open its doors during the month of October.

“Other banks in the market have closed branches,” notes Founder, Chairman, President & CEO, Mike Kochenour, “but in our research, we saw Hanover as a viable and growing market, and York Traditions Bank wants to be a partner in the Hanover community.” The branch in North Hanover is just the beginning of building relationships in the area. The Bank is in the process of establishing a Hanover Area Advisory Board consisting of Hanover area business and community leaders, and the Hanover team is already taking shape.

Mike Kelly is a well-known Hanover area banker and volunteer who joined the York Traditions Bank team in April as Hanover Market Executive. Mike has 18 years of community banking experience and was attracted to the company’s client-centered, highly personalized approach to relationships. Mr. Kelly resides in the Hanover Borough with his wife, Mary Kay, and their two daughters. He is very tied into the Hanover community, actively involved in the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and Hanover Rotary. He is a current Board member of the Chamber and the Hanover Public School District, and a past Board member of the Hanover Red Cross as well as Co-chair of their annual Golf Tournament.

Fiona Eyster, Sr. Mortgage Services Partner with York Traditions Bank since February 2013, has 37 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Fiona is excited to ultimately be based at the Eisenhower Drive branch this fall offering local mortgage origination and personal service.

Michael Hady, Hanover Project Consultant since January, is adeptly maneuvering through the plans, paperwork and approvals associated with building a new branch. While VP of Business Development with Memorial Hospital for 23 years, Michael has chaired or served on the Boards of numerous area non-profits.

As a long-time Hanover resident, Mike Kelly observes, “This town has been yearning for a true, locally owned, community bank that reaches out not only to large- and mid-size companies, but also to the small, local businesses owned by second and third generation Hanoverians. They’re ready for banking that’s about relationships again.” Hanover, here we come!

Pictured above: Representatives from the Hanover community join the management of York Traditions Bank for a groundbreaking ceremony on the afternoon of Monday, May 19, 2014 at the site of our new branch to be built at 361 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover.
Left to right:  Daniel Creep – Site Department Project Manager, LSC Design; Randy Funk – Architectural Project Manager, LSC Design; Hanover Mayor Ben Adams; Michael Hady – Hanover Project Consultant for York Traditions Bank; John Blecher – Managing Director, COO/CFO, York Traditions Bank; Michael Kochenour – Chairman, President & CEO, York Traditions Bank; Bob Monahan – CEO of Monahan Group; Gene Draganosky – Managing Director, Chief Community Banking Officer, York Traditions Bank; Mark Riggs – Board President, Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce; Barbara Krebs – Hanover Borough Manager; Mike Kelly – Hanover Market Executive, York Traditions Bank; Teresa Gregory – Managing Director, Mortgage Services, York Traditions Bank; Don Smith – President, Conewago Enterprises; Ray Menges – General Manager, Conewago/Hoffheins Division.