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, Upper Arlington in 2019 and Delaware in 2023, 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 expanded 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. 

Historical Photo

Heartland's founder, Tiney McComb, and his wife, Helena, at a local holiday party.

Mission Statement

We practice what we preach

It is Heartland Bank’s mission to provide the best personalized financial services at competitive prices for the economic growth and well-being of individuals and businesses within our communities. This goal shall be accomplished through well-trained, caring employees with unquestionable integrity, who practice sound and innovative banking principles which will maximize bank profits and growth.

Shared Values

  • Superior service is our highest priority
  • Productivity is an integral part of our corporate strategy
  • Team players receive the highest rewards
  • Quality is rewarded as well as quantity
  • Rewards will include advancement, recognition and/or incentive compensation
  • Through access to accurate information, we will strive to keep ourselves and our customers informed
  • We will constantly seek to improve how we are perceived by our customers
  • We will empower our employees to perform their duties in a responsible manner
  • We will seek to know our cost of doing business
  • We encourage the exploring of new ideas
  • Our business is to provide customer satisfaction profitably
  • We value loyalty, honesty and integrity in our relationships
  • We are committed to the enrichment of our local communities through our involvement.