Message from the President

To our valued customers, neighbors and community members,Alicia sm

The Peoples Bank has deep roots, first opening our doors in Gambier back in 1920. We’ve done a lot of changing since then as the one location grew to three and the products and services evolved from account records on ledger cards to ATM cards and internet banking.

This year brings with it some staffing changes. Paul Wreede, our President and CEO, and Jean Coe, our Vice President of Lending, both plan to semi-retire this year and go part-time. These are the familiar faces of people dedicated to giving you the services you need while keeping us the safe and sound community bank that BauerFinancial rates within the top 5% of the nations’ banks.

There are some things that won’t change. We remain the only locally owned and operated bank in Knox County: a bank of local people, making local decisions. We are still committed to providing you the same personal service and attention you’ve come to expect over the past 96 years. We still want to know you, help you buy your first home, grow your business, or open an account for your grandkids.  

Our scenery many be a little different this year but we will still be the same bank you’ve come to know.  We are here to serve you and welcome the opportunity to discuss your financial needs in detail.   Experience The Peoples Bank, community banking at its best.

On behalf of our Directors and our team, I thank you for your continued trust, confidence and investment in our Company.

Alicia Freeman

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Peoples Bank has earned BauerFinancial's highest 5-Star Superior rating for
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