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Penn Community Bank unveils fresh take on community banking


Penn Community Bank re-opened its branch location at 275 W. Bridge St., New Hope, May 30, to reveal a renovated space designed to deliver a fresh approach to community banking.

Against a backdrop of wood textures and the bank’s bright brand colors of blue and green, customers will find no traditional teller counter or lines. Instead, a free-form design will allow customers to choose which area of the bank to visit, based upon their individual needs.

A curved teller station allows customer service representatives to assist customers with transactions, digital displays will highlight financial information and bank products and services, a community wall provides an opportunity for organizations to exchange information, and a series of conference rooms and offices offer private settings for customers to consult with bank team members to discuss their financial needs and goals.

“The transformation of our New Hope branch is the first unveiling of the new look and feel that will be coming to Penn Community Bank branch locations across Bucks and Montgomery counties,” said Diane Brown, executive vice president, chief administrative officer of Penn Community Bank.

“The new layout and design is a major investment that puts the focus squarely on improving the banking experience of our customers today and laying the groundwork to meet the needs of tomorrow’s bank customers, as well. It’s a fresh take on what it means to be a community bank.”

Attending the event were customers, community leaders, local elected officials – including state Rep. Wendy Thomas and New Hope Mayor Lawrence Keller – and Penn Community Bank executives and board members. The event featured catering from New Hope business customers, including Factory Girl Bake Shop, Bowman’s Tavern and Clusters Popcorn.

In addition to the branch location, Penn Community Bank plays a large part in the community, supporting various nonprofits and community groups, including: the New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir, St. Martin of Tours, the New Hope Arts Center, the New Hope Auto Show, the New Hope Film Festival, and the New Hope-Solebury Library.

This summer, Penn Community Bank will open its first location in Doylestown Borough, in the Doylestown Center shopping complex, utilizing the same design and assets as the New Hope project.