Neffs National Bank receives Inspire Award – Times News Online
Posted on 06 Aug 2021 at 07:56
The Pennsylvania Community Bankers Association hosted its annual Inspire and Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala and Banquet on July 19 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.
According to Alista Blose, marketing and public relations coordinator at Neffs National Bank, the bank received the Inspire Award and has been recognized for the work done in the community to help business owners with the Check Protection Program of pay.
“When the Treasury unveiled the Paycheck Protection Program, the Neffs National Bank was not an active SBA lender,” she wrote.
As a community bank, however, Neffs National Bank knew this program would support its clients and the local community.
âA team effort across departments and led by the Business Loan team, the PPP program was presented to clients as a way to save their businesses and keep employees on the payroll and supported during the pandemic. COVID, âBlose wrote. âWhile many other banks had complicated application processes, the Neffs National Bank was there for clients during this confusing and frustrating time by offering step-by-step assistance and navigation through the complex program.
COVID-19 presented challenges in face-to-face meetings, however, the Neffs National Bank continued to focus on providing excellent support and service to customers.
Over 370 loans have been made to community businesses.
âOne of those businesses was a community pharmacy that used the PPP loan to keep associates on the payroll and a few months later provided the much needed COVID vaccines in our community,â wrote Blose. âThe Neffs National Bank is an independent community bank.
âWe live here. We work here and we are here to support our local community.
PRESS PHOTO COURTESY OF NEFFS NATIONAL BANK Michail Georgevic, Commercial Loans Portfolio Manager; Greta Mast, Vice President of Commercial Lending; and Marianne Eisenhauer, vice president of commercial lending and credit administration, Neffs National Bank; received the Inspire Award on July 19 at the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers’ Inspire and Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala and Banquet at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.