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Kish Bank Opens New Altoona Branch, Announces Grand Opening Celebration

July 20, 2023



Kish Bank's Pleasant Valley Boulevard branch in Altoona

ALTOONA, PA – Kish Bank is pleased to announce the opening of its first branch in Blair County, located at 615 Pleasant Valley Boulevard in Altoona. The full-service branch is now open to the public, with a weeklong Grand Opening Celebration to take place August 7-11.

“Kish is thrilled to be joining the Altoona community and to begin providing our full offering of financial services to the people of Blair County,” said Greg Hayes, President and CEO of Kish Bank. “We are firmly committed to the future of community banking through highly personalized local service, flexible banking solutions, and the latest digital tools, which allow our clients to bank on their terms. We appreciate that human interaction is at the heart of every banking relationship, so every delivery channel we offer, from digital to phone to branch, is connected to readily available human support.

Key additions to the Kish Team who will serve the Blair County community and support Kish’s entrance into the market include:

  • Jessica Kitt, VP, Retail Banking Sales Manager
  • Emily Sollenberger, Branch Manager
  • Crystal Himes, VP, Residential Lender
  • Carolyn Donaldson, VP, Community Engagement & Relationship Development Officer
  • Bob Bilger, SVP, Senior Lending Officer
  • Ed Henderson, VP, Wealth Advisor & Trust Officer

Hayes stated, “We are confident that we have assembled the strongest possible banking team to serve the Altoona and greater Blair County market. As we continue to add to our delivery capacity going forward, delivering the Kish Experience with competent, responsive bankers will remain our top priority.”

The weeklong Grand Opening Celebration will take place from Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, at the Pleasant Valley Boulevard branch. The community is invited to stop by to see the new location, enjoy daily refreshments from local businesses, enter to win daily prizes and a special grand prize giveaway, and take advantage of limited-time special product offers.

Lobby hours for the Pleasant Valley Boulevard branch are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Drive-up service hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


About Kish Bank

Kish Bank is a $1.4 billion regional community bank that operates 18 offices and financial centers serving Centre, Mifflin, Huntingdon, Blair, and Juniata counties, and northeastern Ohio. Other business units of Kish Bank include: Kish Insurance, Kish Financial Solutions, Kish Benefits Consulting, and Kish Travel. Kish Bank is a subsidiary of Kish Bancorp, Inc., trading under the OTCQX stock ticker symbol of KISB. For additional information, please visit