Landing in Lansdale: Penn Community Bank Opens New Branch; Donates $25,000 in Grants

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(L-R: Steve Murphy, EVP/Chief Banking Officer; Jake Iampietro, SVP/Director of Retail Banking; Charles Field, EVP/Chief Financial Officer; Lewis Cyr, EVP/Chief Lending Officer; Diane Brown, EVP/Chief Administrative Officer; Melanie Scholl, Lansdale Branch Manager; Jeane M. Vidoni, President/CEO; Chris Stein, Lansdale Branch Sales & Service Manager; Stephanie Schwartzberg, EVP/General Counsel; Robert Coffin, EVP/Chief Credit Officer; Jessica Sweeney, SVP/Director of Building Operations & Planning; Bernard Tynes, SVP/Director of Marketing & Data Analytics).

Penn Community Bank celebrated the opening of its Lansdale Branch and Business Center with a ribbon cutting and reception on Tuesday, Apr. 26. The event marked the bank’s expanded presence in the Montgomery County market, as well as the growing impact of its involvement in the community.

The ceremony included $25,000 in grant funding being awarded to area non-profits.

“When Penn Community Bank is a part of your neighborhood, so is Greater Good Banking,” said Jeane M. Vidoni, president and CEO of Penn Community Bank. “We’re proud to be a part of the Lansdale community and serve as a true partner for individuals, families, businesses, and non-profits in the area.”

In addition to the formal ribbon cutting and networking, Penn Community Bank presented contributions to Manna on Main Street and Garden of Health Food Bank, two community partners making a difference in Lansdale and beyond.

“Manna on Main Street is grateful to Penn Community Bank and Penn Community Bank Foundation for their commitment to improving food security for our neighbors in need,” said Sheldon Good, Director of Development and Strategic Direction at Manna on Main Street.

“Penn Community Bank’s support will help sustain Manna’s Common Grounds Training Program, a dynamic workforce development program that offers participants eight weeks of hands-on learning, including in Manna’s commercial kitchen, and through life and work skills classes. The Common Grounds program is a core part of Manna’s work to improve food security and the lives of our neighbors in need.”

“Thank you to everyone at Penn Community Bank for the generous donation to support our community in need. This gift will help us expand to our new 7,500-SF space in North Wales, serving the food insecure population of Montgomery and Bucks counties with healthy, safe food,” said Carol Bauer, Executive Director, Garden of Health Inc. Food Bank.

Melanie Scholl, the branch’s manager, said: “This is a great, new market for us to be in. We’ve been very well received by members of the community, a lot of people coming in to see what we’re all about.”

Scholl said she looks forward to becoming a trusted partner to area consumer and commercial customers, especially nonprofits that align with the bank’s local focus on supporting neighborhood uplift.

The Lansdale Branch is the result of Penn Community Bank’s organic growth strategy. Up next for the organization is its entrance into the Lehigh Valley market, with several planned branch locations slated to open in 2022 and 2023.

About Penn Community Bank: Penn Community Bank holds more than $2.6 billion in assets, employs more than 300 people, and offers banking, lending and investments at 20+ bank branches and three administrative centers throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania.

As an independent, mutual financial institution, Penn Community Bank is not publicly traded and operates with its long-term mission in mind: to help businesses grow and prosper, to provide financial resources to individuals and families throughout their lifetimes, to strengthen the local economy, and to partner with local organizations to act as a catalyst for positive growth in every market it serves.          

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