Jonestown Bank & Trust Co. held an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday to “officially” mark the opening of the community bank’s Robesonia branch.
The ceremony was attended by local government officials, business owners, JBT clients, executives and members of JBT’s Board of Directors.
“It’s nice to have what feels more like an official opening,” said Troy Peters, JBT’s president and CEO, in a statement. “We are excited to be part of the Robesonia community and we’ve been pleased by the response of people and businesses in the area, especially given the challenges everyone faced during the past year and a half.”
The location opened in early Spring 2020, but almost immediately had to close the doors to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Literally, the day after we opened, the government-mandated shutdown was announced,” said Carrie Ehrgood, JBT vice president and branch administration officer. “Obviously, we completely understood the reason, but it was extremely disappointing. Clients could still do their banking online, on their cell phones, and through the drive-thru, but opening a new branch and having to lock our doors was certainly not ideal.”
Located at 318 E. Penn Ave. in Heidelberg Township on the east end of Robesonia, the branch marks JBT’s entry into Berks County. According to Peters, Robesonia provides a great opportunity for JBT, which was founded in 1873.
JBT’s Community Fun Day is Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the JBT Robesonia branch.
Source: Berkshire mont