Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 8

87 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 8 Citizens NATIONAL BANK BLUFFTON On a strong & steady course W hen Citizens National Bank (CNB) opened its first branch in Bluffton, Ohio on January 31, 1920, it had four employees and $50,000 in capital. Each new customer was given an apple, as a show of appreciation. 101 years later, the bank still finds ways to show gratitude to their customers, never losing sight of the idea that relationships are key to the success of the community bank. Today, Citizens National Bank focuses on small to midsized businesses and agricultural clients throughout their nine locations in northwestern Ohio, also offering personal banking services for those in the 11 counties they serve. Eric Faulkner, current President, is the fifth president in the century that Citizens National Bank has been in operation. He was looking forward to celebrating the bank’s 100th anniversary in 2020. Of AT A GLANCE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK BLUFFTON WHAT: A century old community bank WHERE: City of Bluffton in northwestern Ohio WEBSITE: