Orrstown Bank Celebrates 100th Anniversary


Orrstown Bank is celebrating a huge milestone. Although the Pasadena branch is relatively new since it was formerly a Hamilton Bank, Orrstown is turning 100.

Originally founded in Pennsylvania, Orrstown Bank now has multiple branches in Maryland.

Orrstown was founded in 1919 in rural Pennsylvania. The bank was founded by community leaders who sought to meet the needs of the town’s citizens and local businesses when it came to financial matters. While much can change in a century, the core values of Orrstown have remained the same, according to Luke Bernstein, the bank’s chief retail and communications officer.

“We are still a community bank that strives to be the financial institution of choice throughout the region by being known for our quality client service, innovative solutions and sound financial advice,” Bernstein said. “We offer clients the best of both worlds – the charm and personalized service of a community bank, but with the complex solutions and innovative services of a larger institution.”

When asked what clients can expect when banking with Orrstown, Bernstein said that they are assembling a top-notch team under the leadership of Chris Hold, the Maryland market president.

“Chris is well-known and well-respected throughout the region,” explained Bernstein. “Tom Sychuk, another well-known banker, has also joined our team to lead our commercial banking efforts here. Right here in Pasadena, we have George Ensenat serving as our branch executive officer. We still believe in the importance and value of bank branches and that is why we are investing substantially in making improvements to our facilities, both inside and out.”

Orrstown is a full-service bank and offers a variety of services from wealth management and investment opportunities to small-business solutions, personal loans, and home-buying help.

While online banking has changed the way many clients interact with their bankers, Orrstown is committed to staying on top of new technology, like installing tech bars in branches to demonstrate the latest online and mobile tools available to clients. That’s just one way Orrstown hopes to satisfy bankers.

“When you come into an Orrstown Bank office, you should expect to be greeted by name,” Bernstein said. “We get to know you beyond your banking needs. We want to know about your family, your passion and where you want to go in life. And we want to help you get there. That’s the Orrstown experience.”


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