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.
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 a premier community bank. Along with branch expansions in Pickerington in 2015 and Hilliard in 2016, then Clintonville in 2017, Whitehall in 2018 and Upper Arlington in 2019, Heartland Bank built a much-needed Corporate Center in Whitehall, OH - a 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art collaboration/work space to house the growing enterprise. The ribbon cutting was held on March 20, 2018.
In September of 2018, TransCounty Title Agency was acquired. End-to-end client satisfaction and risk mitigation are both strategic benefits to owning a title company, and Heartland was determinded to add this service to realize these rewards and boost relationships, both old and new.
As of April 7, 2020, Heartland Bank completed the acquisition of Victory Community Bank. This merger expands the presence of Heartland Bank into the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati market areas complementing Heartland's exciting Central Ohio footprint. With Kentucky branches located in Ft. Mitchell, Ft. Thomas and Union, Heartland opened its first Cincinnati location in the Kenwood area in December of 2022.