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Quick Facts

  • Founded – December 1902
  • Employees – Over 140
  • Locations – 10 Banking Offices, 2 Lending Centers and a Wealth Management Department

Our History

Back in the late 1890's, Crooksville, Ohio was a bustling town of merchants, manufacturers and individuals. However the town had no bank. Anyone who had banking business had to travel to banks in neighboring towns. This was inconvenient and risky. Thus, it prompted a group of local businessmen to initiate the establishment of The Crooksville Bank.

The Crooksville Bank opened its doors in December of 1902 and expanded into the South Zanesville market in 1988 with an office on Maysville Pike. In 1992, the bank changed its name to The Community Bank to better reflect its passion for serving the local community and its vision for growth.

Out of reverence for its place in banking history, the interior of the Crooksville banking office was remodeled to reflect its original interior. It still serves family generations that span over 100 years.

Our Purpose

The Community Bank will be focused on growth and serving our communities, customers and shareholders. Our Company will continue to be an independent community bank offering an appropriate array of services to our consumer, small business, and commercial customers. We will be committed to customer retention through our delivery of exceptional service, continued innovation, passion, and hard work.

Our Mission

The Community Bank will provide exceptional customer experience. In every interaction, we will put the customer first. Every customer is to be valued and treated with respect. Exceptional customer service will be our baseline, we will be cognizant of the fact that each customer is crucial to our business and their time is valuable and their satisfaction will determine our success.

Bringing You Up to Date

1902: The Crooksville Bank opened its doors in December of 1902.

1988: The South Zanesville Banking Office opened on Maysville Pike.

1992: The Crooksville Bank changed its name to The Community Bank to better reflect its passion for serving the local community and its vision for growth.

1997: The West Zanesville Banking Office opened on Dillon Falls Road.

2001: Michael Steen joined The Community Bank as President with vast banking and marketing experience and a fresh outlook for the community.

2003: The North Zanesville Banking Office opened on NorthPointe Drive.

2006: The East Zanesville Banking Office opened meeting the objective to serve all four sides of the Zanesville marketplace.

2007: The headquarters of the Bank moved from the Crooksville location to North Fifth Street in Downtown Zanesville to serve as the hub of all full-service Banking Offices as well as the home of Community Financial Advisors.

2008: The Community Bank acquires Community Financial Advisors to better serve our community.

2009: The Frazeysburg Banking Office opened on W. Third Street.

2012: The New Concord Banking Office and Heath Lending Center opened to achieve our commitment to support our neighboring communities.

2015: The Cambridge Downtown Banking Office opened on Wheeling Avenue. 

2017: Michael Steen retired from The Community Bank and Terry Goss, Chairman of the Board, announced the appointment of Eric S. Holsky, as The Community Bank’s President and CEO.

2019: The Newark Banking Office opened on Moull and 21st Street.

2023: The Johnstown Lending Center opened on Coshocton Street in Johnstown.

What We Stand For

As we look to the future, our priority reaches beyond the numbers, beyond the success of the bank itself. We believe that "as goes the community, so goes The Community Bank." We have visions of growth, one neighbor at a time, for the economic and cultural benefit of our community as a whole. We will stand up against the big, "corporate" banks that are based out-of-town but pretend to be "local." Yet we'll offer any of the same or better services, plus another special benefit: We care.

We work hard to ensure the leadership success in our Company and have a lot of initiatives in place to further develop our people! We pride ourselves on being the bank that provides the best customer service in our markets, but we will not rest on that. Excellence in service will be enhanced by our training initiative we've branded as Community College. This focus on training allow us to keep our employees on top of changes in technology, regulations and customer service.

Our robust marketing strategy continues to bring new customers to the bank and has solidified our institution as the premier community bank in our markets. 


Every aspect of our organization, from employees, to facilities, to our products and services, will set standards of excellence by remembering that our business is serving our communities. And we're committed to doing that better than anyone else.

The Community Bank offers talented people exceptional career opportunities in virtually every area of banking, finance, and asset management. As a team member, you'll work in a diverse and empowering environment, where you'll be challenged in exciting ways, supported with excellent training, rewarded for your efforts, and given the tools you need to succeed personally and professionally.

The Bank continues to succeed and grow because we have the best people in place. Year after year we are proud to announce our employee promotions within our Company due to their proven expertise, passionate leadership, and hard work. These promotions are not only a great opportunity for our employees but also provide a positive transition for our Company.

Stepping Up For Our Community

Caring for our communities is a fundamental value of The Community Bank! Our mission is to work to improve the financial and overall well-being by providing support to numerous worthwhile non-profit and civic organizations that benefit the market areas we serve. We are proud of our communities and we join their efforts to make them a better place to live, work and play.

Our employees serve in various leadership positions and are constantly looking for ways to be active. We're proud that 100% of our employees are actively involved in giving back to our communities!

Have Some Questions?

For more information concerning The Community Bank's products, services and locations, we welcome you to contact Jessica Bowers, VP/Marketing Officer at 740.454.1600. The Community Bank can also be followed on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.