This fall, 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 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 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 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 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!