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Former News-Review Building Now Home to Citizens National Bank

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 15, 2024
Former News-Review Building Now Home to Citizens National Bank

The Petoskey News-Review building, once home to journalists and printing presses, has now been transformed into a new location for Citizens National Bank. On March 14, community members and bank employees gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 319 State St. The Cheboygan-based bank purchased the building in 2021 and began renovations in the spring of 2023.

Matthew Keene, president and CEO of Citizens National Bank, expressed his excitement at having the entire team back together in one location. Previously, 14 employees had been scattered throughout Emmet County, but now they have the opportunity to work together under one roof. The building has a rich history, originally home to the Petoskey Iron Works before being purchased by the News-Review in 1957.

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rick Tromble, highlighted the bank’s commitment to Petoskey with their investment in a permanent office space. Keene emphasized the goal of incorporating modern technology while preserving the building’s historic charm. The renovation process honored the building’s past, with elements like the News-Review sign hanging in the boardroom at the bank.

Citizens National Bank had a soft opening on February 20 and is now open for business Monday through Friday. The drive-thru location adjacent to the main building also has convenient hours for clients and non-clients. Keene welcomes visitors to stop by and see the renovations for themselves, inviting the community to experience the new bank location.

By Samantha Johnson

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