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Lipke joins Farmers as Senior Credit Officer...


Lipke_Farmers National BankThe Farmers National Bank of Emlenton announced that Michael P. Lipke has joined the organization as Vice President, Senior Credit Officer.

In this position, Mr. Lipke will oversee the Bank’s credit administration and credit approval process, loan procedures and policies and work to ensure the overall quality of the Bank’s loan portfolios.  Mr. Lipke has 20 years of credit and lending experience, most recently having served as Vice President, Senior Credit Review Officer at Huntington National Bank in Youngstown, Ohio.

“We are pleased to welcome Michael to our Bank’s management team.  Michael’s knowledge and hands-on credit experience will help us maintain our strong loan portfolios for the Bank,” said William C. Marsh, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton.

Mr. Lipke holds a Bachelor of Science of Professional Studies degree from Duquesne University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.


Carrow Promoted to Branch Manager of the Ridgway Office...


Farmers National Bank_Craig CarrowThe Farmers National Bank of Emlenton recently announced that Craig R. Carrow has been promoted to Branch Manager of the Ridgway office.

In this position, Mr. Carrow will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the full-service office, expanding customer relationships and developing business opportunities within the market.  Mr. Carrow joined the Bank in 2013 as the Assistant Manager in the Ridgway and St. Marys markets.  Carrow has been working diligently to deliver quality sales and customer relations excellence and promote strong leadership and development within the Ridgway community.

Mr. Carrow received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University.  Carrow resides in Wilcox, Pennsylvania, with his family.


Farmers Donates to Venango County United Way...


United Way_Farmers National BankThe Farmers National Bank of Emlenton recently donated $6,515 to the United Way of Venango County in support of their annual fundraising campaign for 2015. 

“We are happy to continue to support the United Way through financial contributions and volunteer efforts.  The Bank’s contributions are gifted to the general impact fund so that the leadership of the United Way can direct funds to programs that make a significant impact in the community,” said William C. Marsh, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton.

Annually, the employees of The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton have the opportunity to contribute toward the campaign through payroll deduction.  Since the start of the program in 2010, employees have contributed over $21,000 to the United Way.  These employee elections have been distributed to the local United Way offices in the following areas:  Butler, Venango, Clarion, Grove City, DuBois, Titusville, St. Marys and Brookville.  The Bank’s pledge to match all employee donations is directed to the United Way of Venango County, home of the Bank’s headquarters. 

Accepting the donation on behalf of the United Way of Venango County was Jane Klinger, Executive Director.  Representing The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton were Shelly Hartle, Branch Manager of the Seneca office and Rick Grejda, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer.

The United Way assists individuals and families by providing educational opportunities, financial stability and promoting healthy lives within the community.  For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please visit www.unitedwayofvenangocounty.org or call 814-676-6545. 

The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton is an independent, nationally chartered, FDIC-insured community commercial bank headquartered in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, operating fifteen full-service offices in Venango, Butler, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Jefferson, and Mercer Counties, Pennsylvania.  The Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ: “EMCF”). For more information about Farmers National Bank, please visit the website at www.farmersnb.com or call 877-862-9270.


Employees Donate to St. Marys Make-A-Wish...


Farmers National Bank   Make A Wish resized 600The employees of The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton recently donated $550 to the Make-A-Wish annual fundraising campaign held in St. Marys. Employees of the Bank raised money for this donation through their Community Jeans Day program.

Accepting the donation on behalf of Make-A-Wish was John Salter, representative of The River, 98.9 radio station. Representing the Farmers National Bank of Emlenton were Heather Serafini, Emily King, Nisse Sunberg, Diane Dobson and Debra Schatz.

Community Jeans Day is an employee program that spans bank-wide and benefits local organizations within the Bank footprint. Employees of the Bank are encouraged to donate each month and in return, are permitted to wear jeans on Fridays. All money raised goes back into the community through gifting to local, non-profit organizations. 

On Friday, December 5, 2014, The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton hosted the Make-A-Wish fundraising event at the St. Marys office from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Those in attendance included Make-A-Wish recipients, representatives from The River, 98.9, community members placing donations, and appearances by various musical groups from the St. Marys area.  Donations raised during the event totaled over $24,000.

The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton is an independent, nationally chartered, FDIC-insured community commercial bank headquartered in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, operating fifteen full-service offices in Venango, Butler, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Jefferson, and Mercer Counties, Pennsylvania.  The Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ: “EMCF”). For more information about Farmers National Bank, please visit the website at www.farmersnb.com or call 877-862-9270.


Farmers Launches Mobile Banking App...


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The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton announced today the launch of their new Mobile Banking capabilities for Apple and Android™ smartphones.  The Farmers Mobile App is a new, convenient service for customers which operates in conjunction with the Bank’s current Online Banking platform.

The Farmers Mobile App offers customers the ability to view account balances and transaction history, transfer funds between Farmers accounts, pay bills, view Farmers news releases and locate the nearest Farmers office or ATM.

William C. Marsh, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Farmers National Bank said, “The Bank is pleased to offer this mobile banking service for our customers.  We understand the importance of providing convenient and secure banking options to fit the active lifestyles of the consumers in our market.  We are continuously searching for alternative service delivery options and innovative ways to enhance the customer experience.”

The Farmers Mobile App is free and immediately available for download from the App Store and the Google Play™ Store by searching “Emlenton” in the search bar.  In conjunction with the launch of the new App, the Bank will be sponsoring a Sweepstakes campaign beginning January 1, 2015 until January 30, 2015.  For more information about the Farmers Mobile App or Sweepstakes, please visit http://www.farmersnb.com/mobile

The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton is an independent, nationally chartered, FDIC-insured community commercial bank headquartered in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, operating fifteen full-service offices in Venango, Butler, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Jefferson, and Mercer Counties, Pennsylvania.  The Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ: “EMCF”). For more information about The Farmers National Bank, please visit the website at www.farmersnb.com or call 877-862-9270.


Pater joins Farmers as Commercial Loan Officer...


Robert PaterThe Farmers National Bank of Emlenton announced that Robert W. Pater has joined the organization as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer.

In this position, Mr. Pater will be responsible for developing and expanding business relationships in the Grove City and Butler markets.  Mr. Pater has over 15 years of financial lending experience, with knowledge in commercial lending, state funding and operational management.

Mr. Pater holds a degree in Business Administration from Grove City College.  He is heavily involved in the community serving as a board member of the Pittsburgh Petroleum Association in Pittsburgh, PA and former board member for the Dunbar Community Center in Butler, PA.  He is a member of numerous community organizations such as American Subcontractors Association in Pittsburgh, Butler Chamber of Commerce and Alle-Kiski Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Pater resides in Allegheny County with his family.


Farmers Donates $18,000 to Keystone SMILES...


The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton recently donated $18,000 to Keystone SMILES as part of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.
 
TKeystone Smiles and FNBEhe money will be used to fund educational and community service activities focusing on establishing child development and community learning in surrounding rural communities.

Accepting the donation on behalf of Keystone SMILES was William B. Knorr, President of Keystone SMILES Board of Directors. Representing The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton was Allan Johnson, Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of the Knox Office.

The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton is dedicated to making yearly contributions to educational improvement and scholarship organizations within the communities it serves through the EITC program.


Farmers Employees Donate Stockings for Soldiers...


FNBE Troop Small resized 600The employees of The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton - Operations Department, recently donated 50 filled stockings to the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home of Clarion in support of their annual Veterans & Family Memorial Care Stockings for Soldiers initiative.  

The Stockings for Soldiers program is hosted by Veterans & Family Memorial Care, a national organization which specializes in providing organizational and informational support for the families of late veterans.  The organization provides free stockings around the country to volunteers who decorate and stuff them with holiday goodies.

The stockings donated by Farmers will be shipped to area community members who are currently serving abroad and are unable to be home for the holiday season.  The Knights of Columbus Council #7549 and the VFW Post #2145, both of Clarion, PA, are assisting with shipping expenses for the stockings this year.

For information on how to assist with this cause, please visit www.veteransfuneralhomes.com or call 239.472.3877.

The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton is an independent, nationally chartered, FDIC-insured community commercial bank headquartered in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, operating fifteen full-service offices in Venango, Butler, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Jefferson, and Mercer Counties, Pennsylvania.  The Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ: “EMCF”). For more information about The Farmers National Bank, please visit the website at www.farmersnb.com or call 877-862-9270.


Farmers Employees Donate to Grove City Salvation Army...


Salvation Army   Community Jeans resized 600The employees of The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton recently donated $400 to the Salvation Army Service Unit in Grove City, Pennsylvania.  Employees of the Bank raised money for this donation through their Community Jeans Day program. 

The Salvation Army Service Unit provides financially struggling individuals and families with necessities such as food, clothing, shelter and more in the local community. Currently, the Salvation Army is promoting its Red Kettle campaign which helps raise money during the holiday season to provide toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry and social service programs year-round.  For information on how to donate or become a volunteer, please call 724.992.3099 or email dmurray@farmersnb.com.

Accepting the donation on behalf of the Grove City Salvation Army was Pastor Pam Schnelzer. Representing the Farmers National Bank of Emlenton was Darian Murray, Branch Manager of the Grove City office and Volunteer Coordinator of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.

Community Jeans Day is an employee program that spans bank-wide and benefits local organizations within the Bank footprint. Employees of the Bank are encouraged to donate each month and in return, are permitted to wear jeans on Fridays. All money raised goes back into the community through gifting to local, non-profit organizations.


Farmers Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Clarion Office...


FNBE_ClarionThe Farmers National Bank of Emlenton recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and customer appreciation day in recognition of the grand re-opening of its Clarion Office.  The local office underwent an interior and exterior renovation during the past five months.  Updates to the facility include additional parking, expanded drive through lanes, interior updates and outdoor green space.

The Clarion office, originally opened in 1985, was the institution’s third banking office and first in Clarion County. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at 9:30 a.m. hosted by representatives from the Bank’s board, executive team and staff in addition to local dignitaries and community members.  Following the ribbon cutting ceremony was a customer appreciation day including a luncheon and drawings for those in attendance.  

William C. Marsh, Farmers Bank Executive TeamChairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Farmers National Bank said, “We are thankful for the overwhelming support the Clarion community has given us throughout the past 29 years.  The Bank is committed to providing superior customer service and competitive products, and this updated facility will provide a platform for this commitment.”

The banking office is located at 21 South 6th Avenue in Clarion.  The office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with the drive thru operating one half hour before opening and after closing during the weekdays.


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