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Jeff Stratton new Findlay VP/Business Development Officer

FINDLAY – Jeff Stratton has joined Commercial Savings Bank in Findlay as VP/Business Development Officer.

A Bluffton native, Stratton has nearly 10 years of banking experience in the area, with eight of those years spent in commercial lending.   He is a graduate of Bluffton High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University.

Jeff_Websize-1“I worked for my family’s business (Stratton Greenhouse) for most of my life,” he said. “ I have been on the other side of the desk as the business person working with a banker.   I think that gives me a unique perspective as a commercial lender.”

Stratton and his wife, a high school math teacher, live in Bluffton. They have two children and are expecting their third before year’s end.   He is active in both the Bluffton and Findlay area teaching Sunday school at his church in Bluffton, and being a member of Rotary Club, treasurer for Hancock Youth Leadership Alumni Association and on the board of the Children’s Museum in Findlay.

Stratton is looking forward to working with CSB clients.

“In the Findlay market there is a little bit of everything—big and small clients.   It’s ‘mom and pop’ business meets big industrial clients,” he said. “People are always wanting to do something new and that’s fun.   Findlay is still a small enough town that it matters how well you do your job and that is important to me as well.”

Stratton can be reached at the 1660 Tiffin Avenue branch in Findlay, by calling 419-423-3057 or emailing

Established in 1920, Commercial Savings Bank operates offices in Findlay, Carey, Upper Sandusky, Harpster, Marion, Arlington, and Worthington (Loan Production Office). Commercial Savings Bank is a subsidiary of Commercial Bancshares, Inc. For more information on our stock or to purchase stock in Commercial Bancshares, Inc., please contact Tom Dooley of Boenning & Scattergood at 866-326-8113, or your local broker.

Deployment Care Package Collection

The American Red Cross needs your help collecting items for our brave service members to be distributed to troops serving in Kuwait and Djibouti.

Care packages will be assembled and sent to service members to show appreciation for their service and sacrifice and bring them a little comfort from home.

Donations to cover postage costs are also needed. Donations can be sent to American Red Cross, 125 Fair St., Findlay, OH 45840. Items may be dropped off at Curves, 228 S. 8th St. or A & A Groceries, 200 N. Sandusky Ave., both in Upper Sandusky.  Deadline for donations is Nov. 13.

Requested items include:

  • beef/turkey jerky (no pork)
  • body wash/conditioner/shampoo
  • chips/nuts/pretzels/sunflower seeds
  • crackers/cheese spreads
  • dental floss/mouth wash
  • deodorant
  • foot lotion/powder
  • granola/nutri-grain bars
  • fly swatters/insect repellent
  • cold/heat packs
  • dvd movies
  • hand sanitizer
  • hard candy
  • lip balm
  • phone cards
  • shaving cream/razors/refills
  • sunscreen
  • individual size sweet snacks
  • power bars/cliffbars
  • panty liners



Help Us Collect Winter Outerwear

IMG_0130We are collecting “Coats for Christmas” again this year at our branches in Marion, Upper Sandusky and Carey. Gently used outdoor clothing items will be accepted until Nov. 20th. The coats are being cleaned by Kimmel Cleaners and then distributed to those in need on Dec. 12 at Tri-Rivers in Marion, St. Peters in Upper Sandusky and Amvets Post #27 in Bucyrus. Pictured, CSB Head Teller Jackie Jackson adds an item to the box at the Jamesway branch in Marion. Thank you for helping us with this community project!

CSB Participating in Coats for Christmas Campaign

We are happy to again be a collection point for the Coats for Christmas campaign conducted by iHeartMedia in Marion.

Collection boxes for gently used winter outerwear will be located at our two branches in Marion as well as the Upper Sandusky and Carey locations.

Kimmel Cleaners will again be donating their services to clean all the donations and WMS is furnishing trailers for storage of items. Tri-Rivers in Marion, St. Peters in Upper Sandusky and AMVET’s Post #27 in Bucyrus are donating their facilities to display the cleaned, pre-owned coats on distribution day, Saturday, December 12.

Commercial Savings Bank will be collecting winter outerwear from Oct. 12-Nov. 20.   Thank you for your help with this community project.

Wyandot County Fair Winner

Matt Moser was the winner of our “guess the amount of coins/money in the jar”  at the Wyandot County Fair!  Matt was only 20 cents off the actual amount and takes home that money.   Congratulations and thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth to enter, say hello or ask about our products.   We enjoyed seeing you!

2015 Adult Education Fall Classes

Many interesting classes will be offered this fall by Upper Sandusky Community Outreach.   Some of these offerings include Computer Basics, Working With Clay, DIY Mixes and many more.

Most classes start the week of October 12, but check each class for specific dates, time, number of classes and location of class. Deadline to register for a class is October 5. Participants will receive either an email or a letter confirming all information and supplies needed.

For more information, please call Joy Wilson, Upper Sandusky Community Outreach Coordinator at 419-310-0077 or email at

Arlington Golf Benefit

IMG_0131CSB’s Doug Kelly, Bruce Beck, Darrell Baird and Jim Hull participated in the Arlington Good Sam Slam golf scramble on Saturday. CSB Arlington branch sponsored a hole and team for this event. VP/Branch Manager Beth Waltermire piloted one of the beverage carts for the 25 teams. Arlington Good Samaritan Society is a non-profit entity that provides nursing home care, assisted living and senior apartment living facilities. Proceeds raised will benefit these facilities. (Pitctured left to right, Darrell, Bruce, Doug and Jim.)

Pat Stover Retirement

IMG_7238Thanks to Pat Stover for her many years of service to Commercial Savings Bank.    Friday, May 29th, was Pat’s last day as our Customer Service Representative in Findlay.

Enjoy your much deserved retirement Pat!  We will miss you.

CSB Receives “Proudly We Hail Award”

photoCommercial Savings Bank recently received the “Proudly We Hail Award” from the Findlay Exchange Club.   The award is present to a private residence or business that proudly displays the flag and does so properly. Pictured are (left to right) Vice President/Findlay Branch Manager Beth Waddell and Mortgage Processor Ann Tong. Thank you Findlay Exchange Club!

Community Banking Month–Meet Patricia Stover

patstoverPat is a customer service representative in Findlay. She has been with our company for many years and is retiring at the end of May. We will miss her, but wish Pat all the best! “My 25 years of service has been rewarding to me. I have enjoyed being part of a small community bank. Customer service is a a priority and receiving the reward given to you when resolving a customer’s problem. Commercial Savings Bank is Simply Better.”