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Our Story Through Our Buildings

There were no branch design standards in the early days. If we had to, we pitched a tent, built a log
cabin or converted a home to be able to serve our communities.

Banking Artifacts

The tools of our trade in the early days, such as fortress-like teller’s ‘cages’ and ledger-posting

Our People

The faces of our employees in any generation form a picture of community and camaraderie, in
our workplaces, serving clients, and at play.


Our first advertising department was established in 1919. Ads appeared only in print until the late
1960s when we took to the airwaves with the message: “Will that be cash or Chargex?”