History

 

Now in our 121st year of business, Hometown Bank has changed and grown with the community.

We opened in Kent in 1898 as a state-chartered building and loan association called Home Building and Loan Company. Early services were limited to financing area homes. After many years as a successful building and loan, we changed our name in 1953 to Home Savings and Loan Association, having taken on more in the way of services to savers and borrowers. In 1988, we became Home Savings Bank to better reflect the broad range of services offered to our customers, including an emphasis on mortgage lending plus consumer and commercial loans, checking accounts, Certificates of Deposit and Individual Retirement Accounts. In 1994, we converted to a state chartered savings bank. In 2011 as Home Savings Bank, we officially changed our name to Hometown Bank to better align our name to the type of service we provide.

Despite our growth, we have able to maintain our personal touch with a solid commitment to our communities with a unique brand of friendly personal service.

We belong to the Kent, Ravenna, and Brimfield Area Chamber of Commerces, American Bankers Association, and the Ohio Bankers League.

 

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