77 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 8 First City Bank THRIVING BY KEEPING IT SIMPLE P roviding personalized customer service is a priority of family-owned First City Bank in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1907, the bank was first located in Christiansburg, a very small rural community outside of Dayton, Ohio. In 1992 the bank changed ownership, and a branch was opened in the Columbus Metropolitan Area. As the focus shifted to the new, busier location, the Christiansburg branch was sold, leaving a single location through which all First City Bank business was conducted. Today, the bank still operates through only that branch, providing community banking services with a focus on small business and real estate, while continually building new relationships.