Centennial celebration starts Thursday for bank in Bement

Centennial celebration starts Thursday for bank in Bement

BEMENT — The State Bank of Bement will officially become a centennial business this Thursday and has celebrations planned for Jan. 9-10 that will include memorabilia displays and giveaways, a DVD slideshow and people dressed in period costumes.

The open house is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the bank, 180 E. Bodman St., and from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Second Story Banquet Hall, 111 E. Bodman St.

The financial institution was chartered on Jan. 9, 1914, and since that time has survived the Great Depression, two world wars and other crises — always keeping the State Bank of Bement name.

And while the original focus on agriculture is still a mainstay of the bank, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Michelle Gross said staying up with the times has also kept the bank in business.

"I think our board, as well as our employees, are always looking for what's out there and what's going to keep our customers with us," said Gross, a 16-year employee who began as a teller while attending college.

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