More than 50
years have now passed since a small group of community and
business leaders met in April 1957 and voted to establish a
home-owned bank in Corvallis. The organizers said they intended to
"fill a need for a friendly banking service dedicated to all of
the community and to the building of a thriving local economy,"
according to an early newspaper report.
Less than six months later, on October 5, 1957, Citizens Bank of
Corvallis opened for business in a leased building on the
northeast corner of Second and Madison streets. The Bank began
operations with seven employees.
From those humble beginnings, Citizens Bank has blossomed to
become one of the most successful and stable community banks in
the country. Today, Citizens Bank is home to more than 150 customer-focused
employees, and our 15 branches provide comprehensive banking
services to individuals and businesses in 13 Willamette
Valley communities spanning seven Oregon counties.