JBT Earns PACB Hometown Champion Award
04/17/2019 02:46 PM
Jonestown Bank & Trust Co. (JBT) was recently honored as a Hometown Champion during the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) Region II Meeting. Jonestown Bank & Trust Co. (JBT) was recently honored as a Hometown Champion during the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) Region II Meeting. Troy A. Peters, JBT President and CEO, noted, “Everyone at JBT is proud that PACB has recognized our strong connection with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region since 2017. JBT helped initiate the BBBS ‘Beyond School Walls’ program in Lebanon County. This program introduces high school students to the workplace by giving them an opportunity to get first-hand experience in the corporate world.”
The Beyond School Walls program has allowed six JBT mentors and six mentees to meet bi-weekly throughout the school year, building bonds and working with one another. Together they work on building financial literacy, career placement, project management, and overall team building skills. Through these relationships with “Corporate Bigs”, the mentees experience what it means to work for a corporation, learn business etiquette, and observe what educational requirements are needed to achieve professional success. This year they are hoping to develop a special community event, including health education services and placement of a Little Free Library.
April is designated Community Banking Month, and the PACB utilizes this national celebration to help communicate the important role that community banks play supporting their hometowns with the annual awards program that honors Community Banking Hometown Champions, including JBT. To earn this recognition, specific community bank initiatives are evaluated by PACB on the “IMPACT” to the community - Implementing Meaningful Projects & Activities to help build stronger Communities for Tomorrow.
JBT serves customers in and around Lebanon and Lancaster Counties. Founded in 1873, JBT currently has assets of $588 million and 14 full-service locations. For more information about JBT, please visit www.jbt.bank, or contact the JBT Client Resource Center at 717-274-5180, Option 1. With JBT, you can always Bank on a Smile.® Member FDIC.