Progressive Bank converts to Community Bank
WHEELING — The parent company of Community Bank announced Friday that Progressive Bank N.A. will be converted to Community Bank by open of business Monday morning.
Employees of the former Progressive Bank worked after hours Friday to convert the offices and customer accounts to Community Bank. The conversion followed the April 30 closing of the merger of Community Bank — which is owned by CB Financial Services Inc. — and Progressive Bank. All eight local offices of the former Progressive Bank are expected to have new Community Bank signs in place by Monday.
Progressive offices will be closed Saturday and Sunday to allow employees to integrate the backroom operations and computer systems of both banks. To assist customers with the weekend closing, all Progressive ATMs will be open and completely converted to the Community Bank system over the weekend.
Progressive customers can use their Progressive ATM/debit cards throughout the weekend and up until 9 a.m. Monday. At that time, the Community Bank ATM/debit cards that have already been distributed to Progressive customers will become activated for customer use. The cards will work at ATMs at former Progressive Bank offices as well as legacy Community Bank offices.
Following conversion, customers of the former Progressive Bank will be able to write checks on either Community Bank or Progressive Bank checks. Progressive customers also will be able to use Community Bank’s Internet banking application because their financial information will appear on Community Bank’s systems.
“We are so pleased to have closed our merger and to be able to actually integrate the two banks,” said Bill Petroplus, former CEO of Progressive Bank. “Those of us at Progressive Bank have been impressed with the commitment of the people of Community Bank to ensure that our customers experience a seamless transition and outstanding personal service.”
“We have worked really hard to train the Progressive employees on our systems and they have done a wonderful job of completing their training,” said Pat O’Brien, President of Community Bank. “Community Bank is anxious to show the customers of Progressive the products, services and technology that we are so proud of.”
Debbie Banfi, assistant vice president in mortgage origination at the Woodsdale branch, said customers can expect to have an even better and faster service as they experience updates with the computer systems.
“Everyone had a lot of training in the different (Community) banks,” said Banfi.
CB Financial Services Inc. is a Pennsylvania-chartered commercial bank. Community Bank operates sixteen offices in Greene, Allegheny, Washington, Fayette and Westmoreland Counties in southwestern Pennsylvania; seven offices in Brooke, Marshall, Ohio, Upshur and Wetzel Counties in West Virginia; and one office in Belmont County in Ohio.
For details about CB Financial Services Inc. and Community Bank, customers are encouraged to stop in at any location, call the bank at 1-888-223-8099 or visit the bank’s website at www.communitybank.tv.