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BSB is celebrating its 100th anniversary

Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011

The Bippus State Bank opened for business on July 22, 1911 in the heart of Bippus, Indiana.  As a service to the people of the community, Mr. M.N. Knight conducted a currency exchange in the general store that he operated.  Dr. I.E. Perry worked with Mr. Knight toward founding a chartered bank.  Since 1911, The Bippus State Bank has grown multiple times.  In 1973, the bank moved to a new building across the street in Bippus.  In 1985, a branch was opened in Huntington.  Ten years later, another Huntington branch was opened in 1995.  In 1997, a new building was built replacing the original Huntington branch and became the new and current Main Office.  In 2003, the bank grew again and opened a branch in Roanoke.  The bank officially closed the Bippus branch in 2006 and moved to a new building in North Manchester.

Bippus State Bank’s 100th Anniversary committee has a variety of events lined up for 2011.  On February 4, Bippus State Bank is the major sponsor for Lord of the Dance at the Honeywell Center in Wabash.  BSB will host a Huntington Chamber After Hours event at their main office on Thursday, April 14.  Join BSB for Cook Outs celebrating their Anniversary at the North Manchester office on July 20, at the Roanoke office on July 21, and at the Huntington south and main offices on Friday, July 22.  BSB will also be hosting their 6th Annual Tailgate Party on Friday, October 21.  And, as always, be sure to watch for BSB in community events including the Huntington Senior EXPO, Huntington Heritage Days Parade, Huntington County 4-H Fair, Roanoke Parade, and North Manchester Parade.  Throughout the year, be sure to stop by BSB’s Main Office, 150 Hauenstein Road, to view historical photos and memorabilia from the past 100 years.

Bippus State Bank is proud to be a part of your community and prides itself on providing 100 years of excellent customer service.  BSB currently has four convenient locations in Huntington, Roanoke, and North Manchester.  For further information about Bippus State Bank, please visit or contact BSB’s Main Office at 260.356.8900 or toll free at 1.877.653.8900.  Bippus State Bank is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

Committee members pictured from left to right are: Don Deemer, retired board chairman; Erin Carter, customer service and marketing; Ryan Warner, president; Ralph Johnson, board member; and David Brewer, chairman of the board.