Greenville National Bank has committed again in 2010 to being an investor in Darke County’s Partnering for Progress (P4P) initiative, designed to foster county-wide economic development. The bank’s contribution raised the year-two total of the initial three-year campaign to almost $112,075. The campaign has raised $234,825 now over two years.
“We’re very proud to be a part of this initiative ,” stated Steve Burns, President of Greenville National Bank. “This collaborative effort works for the development of the entire county. It works towards the strengthening of our industrial and commercial base and job creation. Obviously, that’s something we want to be a part of and play a role in.”
The P4P initiative is a collaborative effort between the county economic development office, the Darke County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), the county commissioners, and numerous private investors. It is supported by both public and private dollars and aims to promote both the expansion of existing county industry and the attraction of new business. Because of these goals, Economic Development (ED) Director Marc Saluk said that the private investment side of the equation is vital.
“Contributions like Greenville National Bank’s help make a lot of additional tools available to the county. But the bank’s involvement is much deeper than that,” explained Saluk. “Their personnel are heavily involved in the community. Like so many in the P4P movement, they understand that getting personally involved in planning the county’s future is the single best route to long-term success for all of us.”
Greenville National Bank is a locally owned financial institution which was organized in 1934. The company emphasizes the “independent community bank” that is its focus when conducting business. They have branches throughout Darke County located in Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Gettysburg, and Greenville. Burns serves on the Greenville Community Improvement Corporation.
Those interested in learning more about the county’s economic development efforts can call the ED office at 548-3250.