10/31/2018: GF opens branch in Tipp City
“Not only is this a new location for Greenville Federal,” he said, “but earlier this year we celebrated 135 years as a true local, independent bank. We’re very proud of the history. We are not owned by another bank out of the county, out of the state or out of the country. What you see is what you get.” He explained they are a community bank that gives back to the community at a big bank level.
Greenville Federal is already making its mark in Tipp City and has pledged its support to the community’s Mum Festival as well as the schools in the area. Also on Tuesday, the bank announced the winner of its $10,000 giveaway to a local non-profit agency. After receiving numerous applications for the prize money, Greenville Federal and local officials narrowed the choices to five and let the community decide who would get the money. The grand prize winner, Shoes 4 the Shoeless, was named during the grand opening ceremony.
Kniese said the new Greenville Federal branch could have gone out near the interstate, “but that’s not what we’re about. We wanted to be part of the community. We wanted to be downtown. We wanted to be in an area that really meant something.”
Also on hand for the event were Representative Steve Huffman and Senator Bill Beagle. Huffman said, “On behalf of Speaker Ryan (Smith), I just want to congratulate you. I truly believe Greenville Federal will be a great asset to Tipp City and your commitment to the city and the schools is going to be an asset.” Sen. Beagle also welcomed Kniese and the entire Greenville Federal staff and presented a proclamation from the Ohio Senate.
The new branch is a full service bank with lending offices, drive-thru, top-of-the-line ATM with no fees at 55,000 ATMs, Money Saver Mortgage, free checking with no gimmicks and more.
“What makes us different starts right here – with the people. We hire the best. We do the best we can to give back to the communities. Everything is focused around the customer experience and community support,” said Kniese.
Representatives for Shoes 4 the Shoeless accepted a $10,000 check from Greenville President & CEO Jeff Kniese at the grand opening of the Tipp City branch.
Story by Ryan Berry of BlueBagMedia.