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, an SBA lending team was formed. North Valley Bank opened an office in Columbus, Ohio to house our SBA lending operations. A few short years later, North Valley Bank opened a Business Banking Center located in the heart of Downtown Zanesville. Our Business Banking Center is home to several of our commercial bankers and serves as a link between our North and South Zanesville Offices.

In April of 2019, North Valley Bank announced its plans to purchase two additional branches in Ohio, one in Mount Sterling and one in New Holland. Acquiring these banking offices and relationships played a major role in adding resources to North Valley Bank, and it better positioned us to serve and grow all of our communities. It also complemented North Valley Bank’s strategic focus of a growing presence in Central Ohio and leveraging the existing small business lending team.

Despite the changes and the resulting success that North Valley Bank has experienced over the past century, we remain fully committed to our mission of building better communities.

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, Licking, Pickaway and Madison 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

Senior Management Team

Jim Nicholson - President/Chief Executive Officer

Jim Nicholson

President/Chief Executive Officer

Julie Paxton - EVP/Chief Lending Officer<br />NMLS ID: 527722

Julie Paxton

EVP/Chief Lending Officer
NMLS ID: 527722

Chris Olney - EVP/Chief Risk and Credit Officer<br />NMLS ID: 439657

Chris Olney

EVP/Chief Risk and Credit Officer
NMLS ID: 439657

Tricia Lyons - SVP/Chief Financial Officer

Tricia Lyons

SVP/Chief Financial Officer

Amy Froelich - SVP/ Deposit Operations<br />Compliance/BSA Officer

Amy Froelich

SVP/ Deposit Operations
Compliance/BSA Officer

Tim Shumway - SVP/ Loan Services and Risk Manager

Tim Shumway

SVP/ Loan Services and Risk Manager

Greg Ashby - SVP Retail Branch Administrator<br />NMLS ID: 527717

Greg Ashby

SVP Retail Branch Administrator
NMLS ID: 527717

Rob Linnabary - SVP/Commercial Lending

Rob Linnabary

SVP/Commercial Lending

Michelle Newman - VP/Director of Marketing

Michelle Newman

VP/Director of Marketing

Brendan Underwood - Business Banking Center<br />SVP/ Commercial Relationship Manager

Brendan Underwood

Business Banking Center
SVP/ Commercial Relationship Manager

Branch Managers

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

Jenny Eberts

Corning Office
NMLS ID: 1445939

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

Kelly McCoy

Malta Office
NMLS ID: 527719

Josh Caudill - North Zanesville Office<br />Lender<br />NMLS ID: 562411

Josh Caudill

North Zanesville Office
NMLS ID: 562411

Ruth Murphy - Mount Sterling/New Holland Offices<br />Lender<br />NMLS ID: 431212

Ruth Murphy

Mount Sterling/New Holland Offices
NMLS ID: 431212

Jan Digilio - Buckeye Lake<br />Lender<br />NMLS ID: 2424163

Jan Digilio

Buckeye Lake
NMLS ID: 2424163

SBA Lending Team







Matt Manske - VP/National Funeral Home Lending Manager

Matt Manske

VP/National Funeral Home Lending Manager

Other Management

Waynette Tackett - Business Banking Center<br />Human Resource Officer

Waynette Tackett

Business Banking Center
Human Resource Officer

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

Marc Carpenter

Zanesville Office
VP Relationship Manager
NMLS ID: 562416

Jesse Rollins - Business Banking Center<br />VP/ Business Development Officer

Jesse Rollins

Business Banking Center
VP/ Business Development Officer

Shelly Axline - Zanesville Office<br />VP/Residential Lending Manager<br />NMLS ID: 527718

Shelly Axline

Zanesville Office
VP/Residential Lending Manager
NMLS ID: 527718

Brittany Maziar - Business Banking Center<br />Treasury Management Specialist

Brittany Maziar

Business Banking Center
Treasury Management Specialist

Becky Shockley - Malta Office<br />Assistant Branch Manager<br />NMLS ID: 1837616

Becky Shockley

Malta Office
Assistant Branch Manager
NMLS ID: 1837616

Dave Stuthard - Columbus SBA Office<br />VP/ Commercial Lender

Dave Stuthard

Columbus SBA Office
VP/ Commercial Lender

Amanda Havidich - Zanesville Office<br />Retail Sales/Service Manager<br />NMLS ID: 1391436

Amanda Havidich

Zanesville Office
Retail Sales/Service Manager
NMLS ID: 1391436

Bryan Bonkowski - Business Development Specialist<br />NMLS ID: 572670

Bryan Bonkowski

Business Development Specialist
NMLS ID: 572670

Office Openings

  • 1904
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2019
  • 2022
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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Zanesville Business Banking Center

Zanesville Business Banking Center

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New Holland Office

New Holland Office

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Mount Sterling Office

Mount Sterling Office

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Pataskala Business Banking Center

Pataskala Business Banking Center

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