1st Summit Bank is excited to announce the opening of its 18th location in the Eldorado Community of Altoona, PA. The newly renovated office located on 6th Avenue (Route 764) is tentatively scheduled to open in the Fall of 2023. The former bank-occupied site sits as the endcap of the plaza that houses Zach’s Sports Bar and Old Carolina Barbecue.

“This new location will allow us to provide improved service and convenience to the over 2,000 customers we already serve within Altoona and its surrounding communities, as well as to many new customers in this market,” said J. Eric Renner, 1st Summit Bank’s CEO and President.

In 2020 1st summit bank expanded its Blair country presence beyond its in-store Walmart Office by opening a Loan Production Office in Hollidaysburg, PA. The addition of the Eldorado Branch will be the bank’s 3rd location in Blair County, with another 15 locations serving communities throughout Cambria, Somerset, Indiana and Westmoreland counties.

For nearly 100 years, 1st Summit Bank’s dedication to the success of the communities it serves has been an integral factor in the region’s financial growth. This unwavering commitment is evident in the experience inside and outside of the offices.  The Bank is actively engaged in strengthening, energizing, and supporting our regions and neighborhoods by volunteering and sponsoring organizations that make these hometowns special.

“Our professionals and their families donate time, talent, and resources to help local charitable and cultural organizations,” said Renner. “We seek ways to help our clients and their neighborhoods prosper and thrive by supporting both local small businesses and the community’s charitable and cultural organizations.”

1st Summit Bank’s support of the Altoona community includes membership in the Blair County Chamber of Commerce and sponsorship of organizations that include Altoona Curve Baseball, “For the Kids” Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation, Operation Our Town, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County, the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation, the Altoona Area Baseball Association, and the school district foundations of Altoona Area, Hollidaysburg, Bellwood-Antis and Bishop Guilfoyle.

1st Summit Bank is well-positioned and deeply committed to providing safe and supportive financial services to the communities it serves. In addition to being well-capitalized with strong liquidity and strong credit quality, 1st Summit Bank is a safe, conservative and well-diversified entity. 1st Summit Bank does business in its home markets, gathering money locally and lending locally to support business and workers in their communities.

“We are your bank. We focus on relationships, not on numbers. And our business lending practices are very much the same, focusing on developing strong relationships with our customers.” said Renner.

About 1st Summit Bank –

A true community bank for the past 99 years, 1st Summit Bank primarily focuses on relationship banking for both consumers and businesses within our region. Altogether, 1st Summit Bank provides banking, financial, and investment services throughout the counties of Cambria, Somerset, Indiana, Westmoreland, and Blair.

In 2020, 1st Summit Bank was chosen as one of the “Best Places to Work in PA” for the 20th consecutive year and was selected as one of the “Best Banks to Work For in the U.S.” by American Banker magazine.

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