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Standing Stone Bank regularly participates in important community events — we're also proud to sponsor and host a few signature events of our own!

Here's what we have coming up, and what we've participated in thus far:


Standing Stone Bank Supports Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities with $1,000 Contribution

LANCASTER, Ohio (March 14, 2017) – Standing Stone Bank is proud to support the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Standing Stone recently donated $1,000 to the department to support the eighth annual Celebration of Possibilities event.

"We are fortunate to have such a tremendous resource in our community for our friends and neighbors who have disabilities," said Jeff Beard, president and CEO of Standing Stone Bank. "We are honored to support this wonderful organization as they celebrate those who include and support individuals with developmental disabilities."

The Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities established A Celebration of Possibilities in 2009 as the finale of their month-long celebration of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. Held at the end of March each year, this event is designed to celebrate and recognize those individuals, businesses and organizations that promote the concept of community inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities. 

Standing Stone Bank is Lancaster and Fairfield County's only locally owned and managed bank located in Lancaster, Ohio, offering full-service banking, lending and a range of investment options. Led by a team of passionate individuals who reside in Lancaster, Fairfield County and the surrounding community, Standing Stone is dedicated to the enhancement of the community they call home. Since 1989, Standing Stone Bank has been "There when it counts." For more information visit StandingStoneBank.com.

Media Contact: Angela Krile, 740-974-3948, Angela@Krilecommunications.com

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2016 Silver Cup Winner

Standing Stone Bank was proud to receive the Silver Cup presented by United Way of Fairfield County for the fifth year in a row! The Silver Cup is given to the highest percentage of 'Fair share' donors with 10-49 employees.

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"ELECT Excellence"

Standing Stone Bank would like to congratulate our "Elect Excellence" award recipients for 2016 presented by President and CEO Jeffrey Beard.

Debbie Cooper, Ethics Award; Ria Griggs, Learn Award; Debra Dunn, Efficient Award; Shannon Dale, Compete; Lisa Strohl, Team Award.

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Happy 2nd Anniversary to our Ety Road Office!

Our Ety Road office located at 1355 Ety Road in Lancaster, celebrated its 2nd anniversary on November 19th! Thank you to our Ety Road Staff for being "There when it counts."

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The 2016 Holiday Parade was a success!

Standing Stone Bank staff battled the chilly weather and snow and walked the parade alongside our traditional horse drawn carriage.

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Standing Stone Bank Welcomes Matt Claypool to Board of Directors

LANCASTER, Ohio – Standing Stone Bank recently appointed Matt Claypool, an active business leader in Fairfield County, to the Board of Directors of both Standing Stone Bank and its parent company, SSNB, Inc.

"Mr. Claypool has demonstrated his commitment to ensuring the strength and growth of our community through his involvement in numerous initiatives that have improved education and economic development," said Dane Swinehart, Chairman of Standing Stone Bank. "Coupling this experience with his business acumen, and we are delighted to welcome his expertise and enthusiasm to our board."

Matt Claypool is the Vice President of Operations at Claypool Electric and represents the third generation of family ownership in the company. He worked in the marketing and advertising industry in Chicago, where he lived for six years before returning to the family business in 2010. Matt earned his bachelor's degree in history and political science from The Ohio State University.

In addition to his business experience, Matt has served as a volunteer with several organizations, including the United Way of Fairfield County, the Fairfield County Heritage Association and school operations and capital campaign committees. Matt is a member of the Ohio Construction Academy school board. The academy is a charter technical school for at-risk youth in Columbus. He is also on the advisory committees of multiple electrical career tech programs in the greater central Ohio area.

Matt lives in Berne Township with his wife, Sarah, and their daughter, Olivia.


Standing Stone Bank is Lancaster and Fairfield County's only locally owned and managed bank located in Lancaster, Ohio, offering full-service banking, lending and a range of investment options. Led by a team of passionate individuals who reside in Lancaster, Fairfield County and the surrounding community, Standing Stone is dedicated to the enhancement of the community they call home. Since 1989, Standing Stone Bank has been "There when it counts." For more information visit StandingStoneBank.com.


Media contact: Angela Krile, 740-974-3948, Angela@Krilecommunications.com

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Standing Stone Bank participated in United Way's Fairfield County Community Care Day for another year!

Standing Stone employees are committed to helping others, and we are grateful that the United Way welcomes our volunteers.

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Standing Stone Bank Welcomes Cathy Bitler to Board of Director

LANCASTER, Ohio – Standing Stone Bank recently appointed Cathy Bitler, an active leader in the Lancaster community, to the Board of Directors of both Standing Stone Bank and its parent company, SSNB, Inc.

"Ms. Bitler demonstrates an outstanding commitment to her community, year after year," said Dane Swinehart, Chairman of Standing Stone Bank. "We are so pleased to welcome her experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to our board."

Cathy Bitler is Vice President of Member Service and Community Relations at South Central Power Company, Ohio's largest electric cooperative and provides adjunct instruction to the Business Management Technology program at Ohio University Lancaster. She received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts degree in Communication from Ohio University and is a graduate of the Management Internship Program at the University of Wisconsin.

Bitler's community involvement precedes her. She currently serves as chair of the 33 Development Alliance and is a member of the Fairfield County Foundation Board of Trustees. In the past, she served as president of Lancaster City Council, president of Lancaster Rotary and chair of the Coordinating Council of Ohio University Lancaster.

"Ms. Bitler has a distinguished reputation for her leadership in the community," said Swinehart. "She'll certainly contribute well-earned insight to what we do."

Commendable recognition for the board appointee includes Lancaster Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce's Athena Award, Ohio University Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award and Ohio University Lancaster's Alumni Leadership Award. Bitler was named Lancaster Junior Women's Club Woman of the Year twice.


Standing Stone Bank is Lancaster and Fairfield County's only locally owned and managed bank located in Lancaster, Ohio, offering full-service banking, lending and a range of investment options. Led by a team of passionate individuals who reside in Lancaster, Fairfield County and the surrounding community, Standing Stone is dedicated to the enhancement of the community they call home. Since 1989, Standing Stone Bank has been "There when it counts." For more information visit StandingStoneBank.com.


Media contact: Angela Krile, 740-974-3948, Angela@Krilecommunications.com

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2016 Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year Award

Standing Stone Bank congratulates Jeff Beard, President and CEO, on receiving the Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year Award.

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Our name has changed to Standing Stone Bank

We have transitioned from a federally chartered bank to a state chartered bank, so our name has changed to Standing Stone Bank. Deposits are still federally insured by FDIC and we continue to offer the same services and products we always have. Our organizational structure, ownership and shareholders remain the same as well, and you don't have to change your checks, signature cards or anything else.


Large Business of the Year Award

Standing Stone would like to thank the Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce for honoring us with the Large Business of the Year Award at the annual dinner on Saturday, January 24th! We are so fortunate to have the support of such an outstanding community!

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Standing Stone Bank Launches Partnership with Kasasa

Standing Stone Bank recently announced that it has partnered with Kasasa, a national brand of free checking and savings accounts. The partnership launched on May 12, Standing Stone's 25th Anniversary.

"As a certified Kasasa provider, we are now able to provide new and exciting products for our personal banking customers," said Jeff Beard, CEO and President of Standing Stone Bank. "This partnership will allow us to provide the personal service that our customers expect, combined with products that make the most sense-and cents-for our community."

Standing Stone Bank offers several Kasasa banking products that are free, reward-based accounts featuring nationwide ATM fee refunds, no minimum balance to earn the rewards, no monthly service fee, and free online banking.