About Us

Stuart Hood

Built by the community, to serve the community.

More than 80 years ago, the community of Avilla recognized the need for a local bank. Here we are today: an independent, privately owned bank that was built by you...to serve your needs.

Our history began at a time when this country was looking for ways to re-secure its financial future. The year was 1931. The people of Avilla had enough insight and confidence in the future of their community to create a local bank. Although times were challenging, by the end of 1934, Community State Bank was named a "Class A" bank, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) began insuring deposits.

Growing with our customers.

Maintaining a conservative, financially secure approach, we have remained focused on serving customers and being an active part of the communities we call home. Over the years, the bank has moved, renovated and built new offices. All driven by the success of our customers and their growing needs for up-to-date financial services.

History confirms that keeping pace with change is always a challenge. While advances in technology and business practices have changed the way things get done at most companies, our staff has continued to operate from the principles that originated with the bank in 1931. Customers and communities make business possible. As a community bank, we have a responsibility to get involved and help our customers and communities strengthen their financial position.

To keep pace with customers and economic change the Community State Bank staff has always been focused on becoming a trusted advisor with valuable expertise. Customers have provided us with direction to develop specialized resources to deliver home loans, unique business services and ever expanding investment options.

Create convenient service.

As a testament to our customer-first values, Community State Bank added new banking locations in the last two decades. Today, we are proud to be serving customers throughout Noble and Dekalb Counties.

Serving neighbors and friends.

Although much has changed since opening our doors, one thing remains the same: Community State Bank is a unified team of community members working to help our neighbors succeed and our communities thrive. Visit any of our locations for an experience that's built around you.