News, Events, & Alerts
Very recently, many area residents began receiving automated phone calls purporting to be from Gratz Bank Security. This system asks the person to input their Gratz Bank Debit Card information, including card number, expiration date and PIN code. These calls are a SCAM. Gratz Bank will never ask you for this information over the telephone, and we do not employ automated systems for contacting customers.
Never give your banking information over the telephone to anyone unless you personally initiated the contact and you are 100% sure who you are speaking with. If you are unsure, hang up and call your nearest office of The Gratz Bank immediately.
Please give one of our local offices a call or visit if you have questions or concerns about this alert.
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Gratz Bank systems will no longer support browsers without TLS version 1.2 as of May 15, 2017.
To provide the highest level of security, The Gratz Bank's online systems are upgrading the minimum browser requirements to Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2. Any device that is not using TLS 1.2 or higher will be unable to connect to our systems after May 15, 2017. As of now, all recent versions of major internet browsers and operating systems will facilitate this change.
The change was made to protect your data against security attacks. With the use of older TLS versions, a hacker can force a browser to downgrade to an older security version, which is far less secure than today's standards and can create a vulnerability. For a list of compatible browsers please click here.
- The Gratz Bank Welcomes its Newest Director
The Board of Directors of The Gratz Bank, and its holding company, GNB Financial Services, Inc., is proud to officially welcome its newest Director, Kristen K. Snyder.
Snyder is a magna cum laude graduate of Bucknell University with a degree in Business Management, specializing in Economics. She is currently an owner and executive at Koppy’s Propane based in Williamstown, PA. Her prior work experience includes serving as a Senior Analyst at JPMorgan Chase in New York City. Kristen is originally from Valley View, PA, and currently resides with her husband Brock and their two sons in the Millersburg area. Snyder is active in her industry including serving on the Benchmarking Council of the National Propane Gas Association and on the PA Propane Gas Association’s Generation Next Committee.
“We are thrilled to welcome a young professional with Kristen’s talent, energy and background to our Board of Directors,” commented Joseph C. Michetti, Jr., Esquire, Chairman of the Board.
- The Gratz Bank Welcomes New Employee - Heather M. Baker
Heather Baker of Elizabethville has recently joined The Gratz Bank at the Main Office in Gratz as a Staff Accountant. Heather attended Upper Dauphin High School and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Heather had several years of banking experience with First Tennessee Bank before moving back to Central Pennsylvania along with her husband Matt and their son Benjamin.
- The Gratz Bank Welcome New Employee - Tamie Francis
Tamie Francis of Hickory Corners has recently joined The Gratz Bank as Office Manager of the Herndon Office. Tamie was formerly employed as an Office Manager for Susquehanna Banks at their Pillow Office. In addition to banking, Tamie has a background in Sales Management. She has recently moved back to the area along with her husband Warner. She enjoys being back on her family farm and living close to her son Jason Yeager and his wife and children.
- The Gratz Bank Welcomes Two Additional Schuylkill County Business Development Managers
The Gratz Bank welcomes two additional Business Development Managers to their Schuylkill County team. Heather Wehry (Yorkville Office) and Marci Kelly (Minersville Office) join Dave Snyder in serving customers’ financial needs and developing business in the county.
Heather Wehry, who is based in The Gratz Bank Yorkville Office has more than thirty years of local banking experience, most recently as a Cluster Market Leader with BB&T. Heather resides in Ashland and is very active in the community. She is currently serving the Big Impact Group of Schuylkill County as well as the Schuylkill United Way. She is also an active member of Schuylkill County 4-H Horse Advisory Council and serves as Treasurer of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce.
Marci Kelly, based in the Minersville Office, comes to The Gratz Bank with a broad range of banking and investment experience. Before joining The Gratz Bank, she worked at Wells Fargo in Frackville, Hegins and Pottsville as a licensed Personal Banker, and M&T Bank in Pottsville as Branch Manager. Marci’s career focus has been consumer and business relations, with more than 20 years in management ranging from branch manager to regional manager positions. Kelly resides in Frackville and is also actively involved in local business organizations.
Wehry and Kelly join local industry veteran Dave Snyder who is Vice President and Schuylkill County Business Development Officer. Snyder, who resides in Orwigsburg, is a seasoned banker with over 40 years of experience in Schuylkill and surrounding counties. He is also a Veteran who served in the United States Army in Vietnam, and prior to entering banking, played professional baseball in the Detroit organization. Snyder, a graduate of Blue Mountain High School, attended graduate schools including Wilkes University and the Darden School of the University of VA, as well as various banking schools including the Pennsylvania Bankers’ School of Commercial Lending. Dave is currently serving as Chair of the Board of SEDCO (Schuylkill Economic Development).
- The Gratz Bank Donates to Minersville Area School District for Multi-Sport Storage Facility
As originally reported in the Pottsville Republican Herald, The Gratz Bank donated the cost of the storage facility, totaling $18,471, and was completed by Timberline Pole Buildings, Hegins. Pictured above in front of the building from the left are Greg Stephen, Minersville Area Facilities Manager, Chris Bentz, Minersville Area School Board President, Stephen Bressi, Minersville High School Principal, Jen Laudeman, Minersville Area School District Business Manager, Dr. Carl G. McBreen, Minersville Area Superintendent, Dave Snyder, The Gratz Bank Minersville VP, Michelle Hashin, The Gratz Bank Yorkville, Kevin Laudenslager, The Gratz Bank SVP, and Marci Kelly, The Gratz Bank Minersville Business Development officer.
- The Gratz Bank partners with HART
HART, or Heavy Animal Rescue Team, was launched in 2018 as a joint effort with Todd Peifer, president of Peifer Fire Protection of Millersburg, and The Gratz Bank. The trailer was purchased by Peifer’s company, and The Gratz Bank funds the training, supplies and any additional equipment. HART is a free service for both owners and fire companies. Read more from the original article published by the Pottsville Republican Herald here.