More than 60 years have now passed since a small group of community and business leaders met in April 1957 and voted to establish a home-owned bank in Corvallis. The organizers said they intended to “fill a need for a friendly banking service dedicated to all of the community and to the building of a thriving local economy,” according to an early newspaper report.
Less than six months later, on October 5, 1957, Citizens Bank of Corvallis opened for business in a leased building on the northeast corner of Second and Madison streets. The Bank began operations with seven employees.
From those humble beginnings, Citizens Bank has blossomed to become one of the most successful and stable community banks in the country. Today, Citizens Bank is home to more than 160 customer-focused employees, and our 15 Branches proudly provide comprehensive banking services to individuals and businesses in 13 Willamette Valley communities spanning eight Oregon counties.
At Citizens Bank we put people first and recognize that when our customers succeed the Bank and the community will prosper as well. Our expertise related to small to medium size businesses, agriculture and professionals, allows us to provide customizable loan services as well as a full suite of business banking products to help you and your business grow.
At Citizens Bank, we believe that our success is directly linked to the overall health of the region we serve. Since 1957, we have committed ourselves to improving the communities in which we live, work, and play. We honor that commitment daily by providing a full range of banking services with a personal, hometown touch; by supporting the continued prosperity of local businesses; and by emphasizing honesty, integrity, and fairness in our relationships with customers, co-workers, and neighbors. Here in Dallas just one example is the branch manager, Jake Stamas, is involved with Rotary, Chamber Ambassadors and serves as Visitors Center board president. This bank is truly dedicated to serving their communities.