Bank local say local bankers

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:20

    Franklin — As many of the nation’s consumers consider switching banks, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and Sussex Bank, based in Franklin, suggest that now is the perfect time to join the “go local” movement by banking locally with Sussex Bank, a local community bank. “By going local and banking locally with your community bank, consumers can make a real difference in the lives of their neighbors and the future of their community,” said Sal Marranca, ICBA chairman and president and CEO of Cattaraugus County Bank, Little Valley, N.Y. “They’ll be making a hometown investment they can be proud of. After all, the money they deposit in their community bank will be reinvested in ways that drive their local economy, such as in the form of loans to local residents who want to buy a home or to small business owners who are looking to open shop on Main Street.” As small businesses themselves, community banks only thrive when their customers and communities do the same. “ICBA and Sussex Bank want all Americans to know that their community bank is not only invested in their hometown, but also in them, as customers,” said Anthony Labozzetta, President and CEO of Sussex Bank. Sussex Bancorp (NASDAQ: SBBX) is the parent company of Sussex Bank, a diversified financial services corporation based in Franklin. Along with its subsidiary, Tri-State Insurance Agency, Inc., the company serves commercial and residential customers across Sussex County, and in Orange County, N.Y., and Pike County, Pa. For Bank information and locations, call 973-827-2914 or visit