Alicia FreemanTo our valued customers, neighbors and community members,

The Peoples Bank has been deeply rooted in the community since 1920. We are grateful for the vision and wisdom our founders had in mind 100 years ago when they established a small community bank in Gambier to meet the needs of a growing town.

Since first opening our doors, we’ve seen a lot of changes throughout the past 100 years. Products and services have evolved from account records on ledger cards to ATM cards and internet banking, and we expanded our service locations throughout the county by opening an office in Mount Vernon.

As I reflect on our upcoming centennial milestone, I am filled with gratitude for all that we have accomplished, the journey we have taken, and the plans we have for a successful future.

Michael “Mick” Mulvaney, as the acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, called community banks the “Dream Makers.” We have 100 years of being a culture that has proudly assisted families in fulfilling their dreams of home and land ownership for generations in Knox County. To this day, we want to know you, help you buy your first home, grow your business or open an account for your grandkids. We value personal relationships and know that our growth only happens if our customers are successful.

While many things have changed over the past 100 years, we remain the only locally owned and operated community bank in Knox County: a bank of local people, making local decisions. It’s that concept that has awarded The Peoples Bank a 5-Star Superior rating for strength and stability with Bauer Financial Services for over 25 years.

Our scenery may be a little different these days as the decor, paint colors, and carpet have changed, but our commitment to be a bank for the people has never wavered.

We are here to serve you and welcome the opportunity to discuss your financial needs in detail. Where you bank matters. Experience The Peoples Bank, community banking at its finest.


Alicia Freeman


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 pb location 1

The Peoples Bank, Main Office
P.O. Box 151
103 E. Wiggin Street
Gambier, Ohio 43022
Phone:  740-427-2101
Fax:  740-427-3106

pb location 2

The Peoples Bank, Mount Vernon East Branch
11423 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone:  740-397-7922
Fax:  740-397-6682