Our History

North Valley Bank North Zanesville Ohio

North Valley Bank was originally established in 1904 by local area businessmen in the Village of Corning, Ohio as The Bank of Corning Company. The need for a locally owned, community-oriented commercial bank arose out of the oil boom at the turn of the century. Southern Perry County thrived on the oil production industry, which in turn spawned the natural gas and coal industries in the area. The Village of Corning, along with surrounding communities, continued to thrive until the mid-1950’s.

Economic changes began to impact these industries making it increasingly more difficult to efficiently produce the natural resources. Individuals from the Village of Corning as well as other surrounding areas began to relocate to more metropolitan areas where employment opportunities were growing. The metropolitan areas continued to grow over the next couple of decades adding shopping centers and various conveniences. Unable to compete, the Village of Corning’s population and revenue continued to decrease.

The Tradition Continues

In 1997, The Bank of Corning Board of Directors created a Five Year Strategic Plan detailing goals for the future of the Bank. The first was accomplished in 1998 when The Bank of Corning Company officially became North Valley Bank. Following the change of name, North Valley Bank expanded its market area by building a new office located in South Zanesville. In June of 2000 the doors were officially opened and this new office became the Bank headquarters. The following year North Valley Bank acquired Malta National Bank which became the third banking office for North Valley Bank.

With expansion and growth becoming rapid on the north side of Zanesville, North Valley Bank saw a need for an office on Maple Avenue. In early 2013 the North Office was built and open for business.

After the success of the North Office, North Valley Bank sought an opportunity to expand into Licking County. In 2014 land was purchased on Walnut Road in the Buckeye Lake community. Soon after, the Buckeye Lake office was completed and then officially opened its doors in the summer of 2015.

As an expansion of North Valley Bank’s portfolio, SBA lending was formed. Recently, North Valley Bank opened an office in Columbus to house our new SBA lending team. With the addition of the Columbus Office, North Valley Bank now has six locations. Located in Muskingum, Perry, Morgan, Licking and Franklin Counties; our offices currently serve over twelve Ohio counties.

Despite the changes and the resulting success that North Valley Bank has experienced over the past century, our founding principles persevere. North Valley Bank remains a locally owned, community-oriented, commercial bank dedicated to the idea of “local business men and women serving local businesses.”

On behalf of our directors, officers and employees, welcome to North Valley Bank. We are a local community bank committed to serving Muskingum, Perry, Morgan and Licking Counties. At North Valley Bank, we are local bankers making local decisions, committed to the communities we serve, and dedicated to delivering quality personal service to individuals and businesses. Our value proposition is all about the service experience at North Valley Bank and our people make the difference. We get to know our customers and strive to deliver personalized financial solutions and a positive customer service experience to our friends and neighbors. Please explore our website and find out more about North Valley Bank, our products, services, and our people.

Jim Nicholson, CEO

Executive Staff

Jim Nicholson - President/CEO

Jim Nicholson

President/CEO

Tom Selock - SVP/COO<br />NMLS ID: 527723

Tom Selock

SVP/COO
NMLS ID: 527723

Tom Petrokubi - SVP/CFO

Tom Petrokubi

SVP/CFO

Jim Baemel - SVP/SBA

Jim Baemel

SVP/SBA

Julie Paxton - SVP/CLO<br />NMLS ID: 527722

Julie Paxton

SVP/CLO
NMLS ID: 527722

Chris Olney - SVP/CCO<br />NMLS ID: 439657

Chris Olney

SVP/CCO
NMLS ID: 439657

Branch Managers

Shelly Axline - Zanesville Office<br />AVP/Lender<br />NMLS ID: 527718

Shelly Axline

Zanesville Office
AVP/Lender
NMLS ID: 527718

Jenny Eberts  - Corning Office<br />Lender<br />NMLS ID: 1445939

Jenny Eberts

Corning Office
Lender
NMLS ID: 1445939

Kelly McCoy - Malta Office<br />AVP/Lender<br />NMLS ID: 527719

Kelly McCoy

Malta Office
AVP/Lender
NMLS ID: 527719

Bryan Bonkowski - Buckeye Lake Office<br />Lender<br />NMLS ID: 572670

Bryan Bonkowski

Buckeye Lake Office
Lender
NMLS ID: 572670

Chad Tyson - North Zanesville<br />Lender<br />NMLS ID: 563235

Chad Tyson

North Zanesville
Lender
NMLS ID: 563235

Assistant Branch Managers

Brady Graham - Zanesville (Main)

Brady Graham

Zanesville (Main)

Heather Harper - Corning

Heather Harper

Corning

Becky Shockley - Malta

Becky Shockley

Malta

Molly McGrath - Buckeye Lake<br />

Molly McGrath

Buckeye Lake

SBA Lending Team

North Valley Bank SBA Lending Team

Tyler Nicholson

SBA Loan Underwriter

Matt Manske

VP/National Funeral Home Lending Manager

Jim Baemel

SVP/SBA

Monnica Browning

Commercial Loan Administrator

Other Management

Greg Ashby - Zanesville Office<br />VP Retail Branch Administrator<br />NMLS ID: 527717

Greg Ashby

Zanesville Office
VP Retail Branch Administrator
NMLS ID: 527717

Brendan Underwood - Zanesville Office<br />AVP/Commercial Relationship Manager

Brendan Underwood

Zanesville Office
AVP/Commercial Relationship Manager

Jesse Martin - Zanesville Office<br />Treasury Management Specialist<br />NMLS ID: 1434178

Jesse Martin

Zanesville Office
Treasury Management Specialist
NMLS ID: 1434178

Waynette Tackett - Zanesville Office<br />Human Resource Officer

Waynette Tackett

Zanesville Office
Human Resource Officer

Marc Carpenter - Zanesville Office<br />AVP Relationship Manager<br />NMLS ID: 562416

Marc Carpenter

Zanesville Office
AVP Relationship Manager
NMLS ID: 562416

Aaron Pitcock - North Zanesville Office<br />AVP/Commercial Relationship Manager

Aaron Pitcock

North Zanesville Office
AVP/Commercial Relationship Manager

Theresa Barnhart - Zanesville Office<br />VP/Deposit Operations

Theresa Barnhart

Zanesville Office
VP/Deposit Operations

Tim Shumway - Zanesville Office<br />VP/ Loan Compliance Officer

Tim Shumway

Zanesville Office
VP/ Loan Compliance Officer

Jesse Rollins - North Zanesville<br />AVP/ Business Development Officer<br />NMLS ID: 744192

Jesse Rollins

North Zanesville
AVP/ Business Development Officer
NMLS ID: 744192

Office Openings

  • 1904
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2016
Corning Ohio Office

Corning Ohio Office

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South Zanesville Office

South Zanesville Office

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Malta Ohio Office

Malta Ohio Office

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North Zanesville Office

North Zanesville Office

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Buckeye Lake Office

Buckeye Lake Office

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SBA Lending Office

SBA Lending Office

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