Business Spotlight: SSB Bank

By Janice Lane Palko 

SSB Bank, member of FDIC, has been around since 1922-almost a century! In this rapidly changing world, that is remarkable feat, but Jessica Merolillo, Director of Marketingbelieves that SSB Bank’s longstanding reputation isn’t just based on luck. Its continued evolution as a business has shown customers, new and old, that they are not only committed to providing the most up-to-date services and products, but that they remain consistent to their valuesputting customers first.  

We have worked with generations of families beginning with our branch in the Northside and now expanding our community reach to McCandless,” said Ms. MerolilloOur newest branch in McCandless will be coming up on its twoyear anniversary this SeptemberThis new location offers a drive-thru, night depository, coin machine (that is free to SSB Bank customers) and Saturday hours.  

In addition to providing banking services for individuals, SSB Bank takes pride in its ability to support small businesses and provide them with a wealth of resources, support and guidance throughout their journey. Whether they are in the beginning stages of opening a business, on a path toward expansion and growth or they are looking to start a new project, SSB Bank finds a way to help each business meet their goals.   

We have done our due diligence in determining the products and services small businesses need, and we always are looking to expand and evolve our small business options. More so than anything else, we provide an experience that is unique and personal for each of our businesses because we want them to feel supported. We believe all of those things set us apart from other financial institutions and make us a preferred financial partner for small business banking,” said Ms. Merolillo. 

Some of the services provided to their small businesses include: Merchant Services, Remote Deposit Capture, Night Depository at our McCandless location, No-Fee and InterestBearing Deposit Account Options. 

Although they are not a “mega-bank,” SSB Bank offers all the same perks that a larger bank offers but with the care and commitment of a small, community bank. “We have stayed true to our roots in everything that we do, and it shows in the continued satisfaction and longstanding relationships with our customers, said Ms. Merolillo. “Unlike the bigger banks, when you call or visit our branch, you will immediately connect with a frontline teller who can help you with your inquiry. We try to streamline our process to provide the customer with a hassle-free experience.  

Another difference is how active SSB Bank is in the communities it servesSupporting small businesses, charities and organizations within the community not only shows that you are invested its [the community’s] growth, but also that you are invested in its success. Most of our staff at both locations live and raise their families in the communities we serve, which compels us even more to give back as often as we can,” said Ms. Merolillo 

To learn more about how SSB Bank can help with your banking needs, visit the website at: or stop in to either location.