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Kevin Schmidt President, CEO The Neffs National Bank Kevin Schmidt President, CEO The Neffs National Bank

Community Banking Week April 8-13

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by KEVIN SCHMIDT CEO, president The Neffs National Bank in Opinion

The Neffs National Bank makes a 'difference on Main Street'

2013 is an important year for The Neffs National Bank, which serves the greater northern Lehigh Valley.

This year, the bank celebrates a significant milestone, its 90th anniversary.

We understand we couldn't have lasted this long without the support of our customers in the community, so we want to celebrate this milestone with them by giving back.

In today's ever-changing world, it's good to know you can rely on a hometown financial institution committed to the community's economic health and quality of life.

That's why April has been declared Community Banking Month, in recognition of the true leadership role, local economic development and financial stability community banks such as The Neffs National Bank bring to their communities.

This year's theme for Community Banking Week, April 8-13, is "Making a Difference on Main Street."

We're your local bank; we want to know you and we want you to know us.

When you say hello to the teller, who you also see at the grocery store or shake hands with the security guard, who you sing next to at church, you're talking to neighbors who want to keep our community a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Community banking yields community benefits.

While The Neffs National Bank makes a difference every day, the week of April 8-13 is a special opportunity for us to join together with the community.

Be sure to take time to visit The Neffs National Bank during this week to be a part of the festivities.

The Neffs National Bank is one of more than 200 community banks in this commonwealth.

We distinguish ourselves from mega banks in a very basic, but important, way: We keep the community's money in the community.

Financial decisions and community investments are made by local decision-makers, not some faraway place or city that doesn't know what's important to our town.

Local deposits become local loans; it's hometown money recycling at its finest.

We may be small compared to others, but we have big ideas for our community and we finance big financial dreams for people who live and work here.