Community Blog

Community Banking Month — Meet Heather Alt

Heather is a Customer Service Manager in our Findlay market.

“Working at CSB enables me to interact with so many personalities on a daily basis and to go the extra mile to prove to them why banking at CSB is simply better. It provides me with personal satisfaction to provide customers with over the top customer service.”

CSB Earns Five-Stars From BauerFinancial

UPPER SANDUSKY— Commercial Savings Bank has been awarded a Five-Star (Superior) designation from BauerFinancial, Inc.

BauerFinancial has been analyzing and reporting on the financial condition of the nation’s banking industry since 1983. Each bank and credit union is required to file a detailed financial report with federal regulators four times a year. BauerFinancial obtains this data in its raw form from the government. The quarterly data is subjected to a thorough analysis and is compared with historical data for consistency. Upon completion of the analysis, a star-rating is assigned based on a scale of zero to five stars with five stars being the strongest.

“We are extremely pleased to earn the prestigious BauerFinancial Five Star rating,” said Bob Beach, President and CEO. “We make sound financial decisions on a daily basis and on a local level. We are confident and want our customers to feel confident knowing that we have their best interests at heart in every decision we make.”

Established in 1920, Commercial Savings Bank operates offices in Arlington, Findlay, Carey, Harpster, Upper Sandusky, Marion and Worthington (loan production office). Commercial Savings Bank is a subsidiary of Commercial Bancshares, Inc.

 

 

Community Banking Month — Meet Lori Sammet

CSB--LoriLori started at Carey’s CSB branch in June of 2007. Lori attends community events and encourages her children to do the same and be involved.

“We love our community, our customers. The customers love us! I think our customers like seeing us at the store, at the fest, etc., and knowing we are a part of the community too.”

Community Banking Month — Meet Julie Barnett

Julie is Assistant Branch Manager at our Arlington location. She is actively involved with Cedarcreek Church and the Susan Koman Race in Findlay.

“I enjoy working with a community bank because you get to grow personal relationships with your customers. There is nothing more rewarding than to see them grow to their full potential financially by offering hope, positivity, inspiration and most of all a smile! Your smile might be the only one they receive that day! It’s very humbling when you receive all this back too!

Julie has been with CSB for 5 years.

Community Banking Month — Meet Chontay Jacoby

CSBChontayChontay has been with the Carey branch of CSB for 6 years. Active in Carey Soccer Club and the track fundraising committee, Chontay also has a photography business and helps run a small business in Carey.

“I like working in a community bank because I know most of the customers and feel we have a great presence in our community. CSB rules because of the employees and their service/involvement in the community.”

Community Banking Month — Meet Maggie Rowland

Maggie is head teller at our branch in Upper Sandusky, She has been with CSB for 11 1/2 years and is active in her church and a fire department auxiliary member.

“I love my customers! It is all about them. It’s nice to build relationships with our customers and know you are helping them on a daily basis….whether I am balancing a checkbook or just making them a cup of coffee and a donut. I am here to help them!”

Community Banking Month — Meet Patty Luikart

CSB-PattyPatty has worked for CSB for more than 20 years! She loves that she knows her customers by name and they know her. She is active in Relay For Life, Carey Fest parade, Business Showcase, Christmas in Carey and other community activities.

 ”We have a great staff that gets along really well, considering we see each other more than our family members. Everyone is really caring and compassionate and step up when asked and needed. Customers come first and we strive to make them feel welcome and a part of their community bank.

Community Banking Month – Meet Jackie Jackson

Jackie is a teller supervisor at the Jamesway Branch in Marion. With more than five years experience with Commercial Savings Bank, Jackie is active in United Way, Junior Achievement and church programs.

“I enjoy working in a community bank because it is easier to build a personal one-on-one relationship with the customers. I also like the personal relationships made with the people you work with. The staff becomes a family team and you also get to know the back office staff on a personal basis, which ultimately helps in knowing who to contact for assistance when needed. I like that all levels of authority are active and make appearances in the office, and are always willing to help and asking if we need anything.”

 

 

 

Live Chat Available on Netteller

Commercial Savings Bank is pleased to announce the addition of “live chat” to Netteller features.

Netteller customers will be able to chat live and ask questions with a customer service representative via the web resource. Customers can simply click on the live chat icon (located in the upper right corner) once logged into Netteller to engage the feature. CSB representatives will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (in most cases) to assist customers and help them navigate the system. If a CSB representative is not logged into the system to assist, Netteller users will be able to see the service is not available at that time.

 

 

Economic Forecast 2014

UPPER SANDUSKY–Dr. Ken Mayland shared insights on the national economic situation and his predictions for this and upcoming years during a recent luncheon presented by Commercial Savings Bank.  Also on hand was Wyandot County Economic Development leader Greg Moon, who gave a brief overview of the local economy’s outlook for growth.

Mayland is President of Clearview Economics, LLC, and entited his presentation “As the World Turns in 2014″. The event was hosted at the Elks Lodge in Upper Sandusky. 

Mayland said there was much drama with our federal government in 2013 citing the fiscal cliff, government shutdown, Obamacare and the soaring stock market.  His predictions for 2014 included the economy’s growth shifting to a higher gear from 1.9% growth in 2013 to near 3% in 2014.   He looks for the auto and construction sectors of the market to see the biggest growth and said measured inflation is likely to remain subdued.

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Greg Moon, economic development leader in Wyandot County, provided an overview of the local economy and opportunities for growth.


Dr. Ken Mayland discussed the nation's economy and his predictions for the future.

Dr. Ken Mayland discussed the nation’s economy and his predictions for the future.