Hometown Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Barbara Gregory to Assistant Operations Officer.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Facade work part of new signs, paint and other updates
Workers installed the new cornice for the Hometown Bank building during the Thanksgiving week in downtown Kent. The city issued a building permit for the work in September. The bank also has changed its sign color.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Hometown Bank changes color scheme
Hometown Bank recently changed its sign profile on its building on North Water Street downtown. The bank changed the signs to a green background with gold-leaf lettering with the approval of the Kent Architectural Review Board. Andy Metz of Advance Display put the finishing touches on the new Hometown Bank sign recently.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Donation is 15 percent increase over bank's previous annual contribution
The United Way of Portage County is celebrating a big donation from Kent-based Hometown Bank. The local financial institution donated $10,000 to the United Way's fundraising campaign this year. The donation represents a 15 percent increase in the donation from the bank's associates and the business itself last year. “We are very grateful for the support of Hometown Bank," said Steve Kleiber, President & CEO of United Way of Portage County. “This will help fund many local programs in our community that provide support to thousands each year." Each year the United Way raises money to support 43 partner programs located throughout 14 different service agencies across Portage County. Programs include feeding families, providing abuse …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Bank installs 5 bike racks on North Water Street
Bicycling just got a little friendlier on North Water Street. HomeTown Bank recently installed five bike racks in front of their main office. The bike racks will complement dozens of new racks planned by the city as part of downtown redevelopment efforts.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Service organization needs public to vote in 'Do Good Outdoors' Challenge.
The Kent Jaycees need the public's help in their quest to win a $5,000 grant in the Do Good Outdoors Challenge under way through Aug. 3 on the website GOOD Maker. The Jaycees are competing against 114 other "good ideas" for outdoor projects that promote social change, so they need Kent-area residents to cast their votes online for the Jaycees' Grill for Good project. Grill for Good is an outdoor food, music and craft festival celebrating the grilling talents of area foodies, both amateur and professional. All proceeds from the event benefit local charitable organizations, primarily Family & Community Services and the Coleman Foundation. Eric Pros served as chair of the Jaycees' ever-growing 3rd Annual Grill for Good, held June 9 in …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The animated film "The Iron Giant” will be shown on a big screen at Hometown Bank Plaza.
This article was updated at 11:30 a.m. to reflect that this event is on July 27. Grab a blanket or lawn chair and head to Hometown Bank Plaza at dusk on Friday, July 27, for a free screening of the animated film "The Iron Giant” – and munch on some free pizza donated by Little Caesars. The Sidewalk Cinema event is a rite of summer produced by Standing Rock Cultural Arts and downtown businesses through D.I.C.E. (Downtown Innovative Community Event). "The Iron Giant” (1999) is based upon the 1968 story, "Iron Man," by the British poet laureate Ted Hughes. The 86-minute film is rated PG. Here's a plot summary provided by SRCA: This is the animated story a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with an innocent alien giant …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Need a gift or place to dine for Valentine's Day? Check out what's close to you in Kent!
You’ve still got time to execute a Valentine’s Day plan for the loved ones in your life – and you don't even have to leave the city to do so. Stumped on where to start? The holiday is typically associated with heart-festooned greeting cards, flowers, chocolates and jewelry, so let’s start there ... Valentine greeting cards and boxed chocolates can be found in just about any drug, grocery or discount store. But if it's unique you're looking for, head to downtown Kent. Empire offers an array of specialty chocolate concoctions, while the new Tree City Coffee & Pastry creates unusual, sumptuous dessert items daily. Does your love simply love popcorn? Don't forget about Popped!, the new speciality popcorn store in Acorn Alley II. Many downtown …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Wondering what's on the menu? Kent Patch is your exclusive online source (for now, at least).
Kent Patch readers are asking: What's Laziza's phone number? What are the new restaurant's hours? Is there a takeout menu online somewhere? Gina Tringhese said the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce is also getting calls about contact information for the Acorn Alley II anchor tenant. Kent Patch has the answers – and the menu – posted here! Michelle Hartman, vice president of RLB Phoenix Properties, developer of Acorn Alley, said there have been delays in the installation of phone and internet lines. "We're still waiting for AT&T to finish their site work. Hopefully they’ll get that squared away this week," she said. It can't happen soon enough for Laziza owners Michael and Nicole Awad. Michael said he's heard the lines could be operational by …