In Athens county, Peoples Bank is mainly known as an Ohio University Athletics sponsor with three local branches. It is also known as a commercial and business banking partner for local area businesses. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, Peoples Bank was a top 5 bank in Ohio for Small Business Administration 7(a) loans and ranked in top 15% nationally.

Peoples Bank prides itself on having experienced, local bankers that build relationships with their clients, while offering the products and services of a much larger bank. Peoples Bank’s vision is to be the Best Community Bank in America, and it prides itself on making an impact to its communities. In 2021, Peoples Bank and Peoples Bank Foundation contributed over $1 million in sponsorships and donations to charitable causes and organizations within its footprint, including donations in Athens to Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery and Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund. Also, Peoples Bank employees have donated over $230,000 out of their own paychecks to food banks (including SE Ohio Food Bank) since the start of the pandemic in April 2020.

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