The Heartland Story
Heartland Bank has a proud history of cultivating community relationships as its roots date back to the Croton Bank, founded in a small Licking County farming community – Croton, Ohio. Local farmers, cultivating crops for a living, kept their banking local, thus building neighborhood financial relationships and strengthening this first branch which would later be known as Heartland Bank.
Tiney M. McComb formed Heartland BancCorp in 1988 and shortly thereafter, purchased shares of Croton Bank and changed the name to Heartland Bank. Tiney faithfully served as President for nearly 20 years and guided Heartland Bank to $530 million in assets before retiring in 2009. He handed over the reins as Chief Executive Officer to his son, Gregory Scott McComb, who had already become President in 2008. In 2011, just before Tiney’s death in 2012 as a result of cancer, Scott became Chairman of the Board.
A 33° Mason, Scott was an entrepreneur who joined the bank in 1999 after running several of his own businesses. Starting out as Director of Internet Banking, he launched the first internet bank offering by a community bank in the central Ohio area. He was promoted to EVP/COO in 2004 and soon would follow in Tiney's leadership footsteps.
While Heartland Bank is indeed proud of its past, we are even more excited about the future. As the dramatic consolidation among financial institutions continues, Heartland Bank is clearly emerging as central Ohio’s premier community bank. Along with branch expansions in Pickerington in 2015 and Hilliard in 2016, then Clintonville in 2017 and Upper Arlington in 2019, Heartland Bank recently built a new Corporate Center in Whitehall, OH - a 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art collaboration/work space to house our growing enterprise.