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July 20, 2022
Congratulations to Robert B. Heintzelman President/CEO of Neffs Bancorp and Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Neffs National Bank on being named Lehigh Valley Business' The Power 30 for Banking and Finance! Congratulations Robert!

Robert B. Heintzelman

President and CEO

Neffs Bancorp Inc.

Robert Heintzelman has been president/CEO of Neffs Bancorp and chairman of the

board of the Neffs National Bank since May of last year. “Our company, Heintzelman Funeral

Home Inc., has always maintained a trusted and valued relationship with the Neffs National

Bank,” he said. “I was always interested in the monetary system, business opportunities and

the economy.” In 1999, he joined the directorate of Neffs Bancorp Inc., the bank’s parent

company. “This allowed me to learn banking from a boardroom perspective and to bring my

personal and business experiences to the table.”

 

Like any business, banking is constantly changing, Heintzelman said, and these upgrades
and technological improvements must be embraced. “In today’s world, your hand-held phone is your bank; hence, security concerns and

associated cost factors must always be reviewed. While technological advances will continue, we cannot forget the personalized, face-to-face customer experience, which separates the Neffs National Bank from many of our competitors.”
 

As a director and board chairman, he said he is “able to bring leadership qualities that are intertwined with learned business and personal philosophies … . Engaging the board members in topics of concern that produce a positive outcome has always been challenging, especially in the areas of regulatory changes … . The most rewarding aspect of my career is to set the agenda, producing a vision that best serves and encourages valued clients.”
 

Heintzelman is a longtime admirer of his predecessor, John J. Remaley, “who has dedicated his entire life” to the success of the bank. “He has always maintained a great relationship with valued bank clients, shareholders and employees. He has taught me to always be prepared, open-minded to change, committed to learning, and to be able to work as a team for the common good of the bank.”

This profile is part of Lehigh Valley Business' Banking & Finance Power 30 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. 

Congratulations to Robert B. Heintzelman PresidentCEO of Neffs Bancorp and chairman of the
June 16, 2022
The Neffs National Bank was awarded The Community Support and Engagement Award for their commitment to serving their local community.

Neffs, Pa- On Thursday, June 16th The Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB), held its Annual Inspire & Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet at The Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. The Neffs National Bank was awarded The Community Support and Engagement Award for their commitment to serving their local community.

The Neffs National Bank continues to hold their commitment to the local community to a high standard and strives to find new ways to support the local community through funding non-profit programs, educational programs, and environmental education. Support was given to the local community through providing funds, volunteer hours, hosting drives and community events. In 2021 The Neffs National Bank provided over $185,000 in financial support alone. 

 

Efforts included participating in the EITC program which continues to support nature/outdoor programs, STEAM programs, and funding to public schools, holiday giving to local organizations, a donation to help the neighboring volunteer fire company make much needed renovations, and funds to assist the local fairgrounds with improvements. Financial Literacy support was made through an educational partnership with Everfi to provide valuable financial education to area students. 53% of the students involved fell into the low to moderate income level. 

 

The Neffs National Bank also held several community events to raise comradery and engagement with customers and the public. Events included customer appreciation day as part of Community Banking Month, Dog Days of Summer and Oktoberfest offering free food and fellowship. Numerous item drives throughout the year including a pet item drive for local rescues, food drive, school supply drive, toys for tots collection, as well as a blood drive that employees and customers participate in. Employees and customers also participate in a monthly drive to raise funds for local non-profits of the Employees choosing, raising on average $7,000 for the year.

 

While the pandemic has been a difficult time for many businesses, The Neffs National Bank Commercial department continues to support local business customers with lending options and support. Beginning in 2022 the Food Truck Friday initiative gave local business customers who owned food trucks the opportunity to reach potential customers by operating out of The Neffs National Bank parking lot, many selling out of product by the end of their day. It also provided the local community with new affordable eating options and has been extremely well received.

 

The Neffs National Bank was also a finalist in the Best Digital Marketing category for the recent rebranding, new website design, and social media presence that was expanded in 2021-2022. We urge you to follow, like, tag and post on social channels @neffsnatl. 

 

The Neffs National Bank strives to continue to be a trusted local establishment here to help our customers and local community as we approach 100 years of service.

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R to L: Kevin Schmidt President/CEO The Neffs Nation Bank and Alista Blose, Marketing Coordinator The Neffs National Bank. 

April 15, 2022
The Neffs National Bank contributes $100,000 in donations to seven local education foundations through the state's EITC program.  

The Neffs National Bank, is proud to present $100,000 in donations to seven local educational foundations. These donations will help fund essential educational programs to benefit the youth of our local community.

The selected foundations include Commonwealth Charitable Management, Inc. EIO, Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation, Inc., Northern Lehigh School District Education Foundation, Northwestern Lehigh Educational Foundation, Inc., Parkland School District Education Foundation, Wildlands Conservancy, Inc., and Wildlife Information Center, Inc.

Donations were made through The Neffs National Bank’s participation in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. This program authorizes tax credits for contributions to Educational Improvement Organizations and allows the bank to earmark their taxes to support these programs.

Mar 16, 2022
The Neffs National Bank gets ready to celebrate Community Banking Month in April. 

Join The Neffs National Bank as we celebrate Community Banking month this April with a month full of fun activities. 

Please click HERE for full info. 

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Jan 7, 2022
The Neffs National Bank, its employees, and customers are proud to participate in a yearlong dress down day initiative to raise funds for local nonprofits.

Each month a local nonprofit is selected to receive funds raised by employees and customers, the funds raised are then matched by The Neffs National Bank*. These organizations were selected for providing invaluable support to our local community and surrounding areas as well as holding personal value and connection to The Neffs National Bank employees.

  • January- Neffs Fire Company

  • February- The Sanctuary at Haafsville

  • March- Northern Valley EMS

  • April- Walnutport Fire Company 

  • May- Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley

  • June- Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

  • July- Bo Tkach Foundation

  • August- Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

  • September- Wounded Warriors

  • October- Women’s 5k Classic

  • November- Alzheimer’s Lehigh Valley Walk

  • December- United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

Help us support our local community. If you would like to offer your support please visit the lobby of our Neffs or Walnutport offices to contribute a donation today

*Limitations apply

Jan 1, 2022
The Neffs National Bank, its employees, and customers raised just over $7,000 for local organizations through the Dress Down Day events.

Each month a local nonprofit is selected to receive funds raised by employees and customers, the funds raised are then matched by The Neffs National Bank*. These organizations received donation sin 2021.

  • January- Neffs Fire Company

  • February- The Sanctuary at Haafsville

  • March- Bo Tkach Foundation

  • April- Miller Keystone Blood Bank

  • May- Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley

  • June- Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

  • July- Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

  • August- Family Promise of the Lehigh Valley

  • September- Operation Troop Appreciation

  • October- Women’s 5k Classic

  • November- Alzheimer’s Lehigh Valley Walk

  • December- United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

Thank you for helping us support the local community!

*Limitations apply

2021
The Neffs Volunteer Fire Company is currently raising funds for their Fire Station Expansion. 

The station expansion will be approximately 2000 square foot with two vehicle bays at the west end of the current engine room and also included replacement of roof shingles and updates to the exterior finishes as they have endured several decades of wear.

 

The Neffs National Bank Board of Directors has provided The Neffs Volunteer Fire Company with a matching donation challenge. The Neffs National Bank will match 25% of private/community donations collected up to $25,000.

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Neffs Bancorp, Inc. and The Neffs National Bank
Board of Directors honored John J. Remaley as President Emeritus- Neffs Bancorp, Inc. and Chairman of the Board Emeritus- The Neffs National Bank.

On July 20, 2021 Neffs Bancorp, Inc. and The Neffs National Bank Board of Directors honored John J. Remaley as President Emeritus- Neffs Bancorp, Inc. and Chairman of the Board Emeritus- The Neffs National Bank.

Mr. Remaley served as the Neffs Bancorp, Inc. President from 1986 through 2021 and The Neffs NationalBank Chairman of the Board from 2009- 2021. Mr. Remaley currently serves as a Director of Neffs Bancorp, Inc.  and The Neffs National Bank.

 

He was honored as Emeritus for his dedication in promoting Neffs Bancorp, Inc. and The Neffs National Bank on a local, state, and national level as well as his dedication to the community through his participation in many non-profit organizations. The Directorate, employees and shareholders are fortunate to have a dedicated professional  working for the benefit of their organization and thank him for his service and continued dedication. 

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Robert B. Heintzelman, President and CEO Neffs Bancorp, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of the Neffs National Bank presents John J. Remaley with the President Emeritus citation.

The Neffs National Bank was awarded the Inspire Award by The Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB), at its Annual Inspire
& Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet.

On Monday July 19th The Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB), held its Annual Inspire & Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala & Banquet at The Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. The Neffs National Bank was awarded the Inspire Award and recognized for the work done in the community to assist business owners with the Paycheck Protection Program. 
 

When the Treasury unveiled the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), The Neffs National Bank was not an active SBA lender, but knew that as a community bank this program would support its customers and the local community. A team effort between departments and headed by the Commercial Lending Team, the PPP program was presented to customers as a way to save their businesses and keep employees on the payroll and supported during the COVID pandemic. While many other banks had complicated application processes The Neffs National Bank was there for customers during this confusing and frustrating time by offering assistance and step by step navigating through the complex program. While COVID presented challenges to face-to-face meetings The Neffs National Bank continued to focus on delivering excellent support and service to customers. Over 370 loans were granted to community businesses. One of these companies was a community pharmacy who used the PPP loan to keep their associates on payroll and a few months later provide much needed COVID vaccines in our community.

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Pictured above (Right to Left): Marianne Eisenhauer, VP Commercial Lending & Credit Administration, Greta Mast, VP Commercial Lending, Michail Georgevic, Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager.

The Neffs National Bank wins PPP award of Excellence
The Neffs National Bank Board Director Greg Rentschler, Rentschler Chrysler Jeep Dodge Chevrolet recognized as Lehigh Valley Business's Forty under 40.
Board Director Greg Rentschler
John F. Simock of Neffs honored on his retirement from the Board after 25 years of service.  

John F. Simock of Neffs was honored on his retirement from the Board after 25 years of service.  His contributions to the organization and the community were duly noted:

John, a longtime community member of Neffs, was appointed to the Board of Neffs Bancorp, Inc. and the Neffs National Bank in 1996 and elected in 1997.  John served on numerous committees at the both organizations and was instrumental in many of the facility renovation and expansion projects.  His extensive knowledge of construction industry and expertise in running a successful company was well recognized in the Board and by shareholders alike.
 

He established the construction company John F. Simock, Inc. in 1964 and has remained active in the community company. John also established several local housing developments.  He is a member of Association Builders & Contractors Inc. and Lehigh Valley Home Builders Association.
 

For 10 years, John served as Assistant Fire Chief for Neffs Fire Co. He has also been active at the Union United Church of Christ in Neffs where he served as deacon, elder, and consistory member.  John is a lifetime member of Upper Lehigh Lions Club and served as President in 1989. He was presented with the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for dedication and humanitarian service by Lions Club International Foundation. John was also involved with The Boy Scouts of America.

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The Neffs National Bank sponsors Northern Lehigh Elementary Acadmic program
The Neffs National Bank visits with PACB
The Neffs National Bank, its employees, and customers are proud to participate in a yearlong dress down day initiative to raise funds for local nonprofits.

Each month a local nonprofit is selected to receive funds raised by employees and customers, the funds raised are then matched by The Neffs National Bank. These organizations were selected for providing invaluable support to our local community and surrounding areas as well as holding personal value and connection to The Neffs National Bank employees.

So far this year almost $5,000 has been raised total to benefit these local organizations:

  • January- Neffs Fire Company

  • February- The Sanctuary at Haafsville

  • March- Bo Tkach Foundation

  • April- Miller Keystone Blood Bank

  • May- Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley

  • June- Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

The following organizations will be benefiting from future donations.

  • July- Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

  • August- Family Promise of the Lehigh Valley

  • September- Operation Troop Appreciation

  • October- Women’s 5k Classic

  • November- Alzheimer’s Lehigh Valley Walk

  • December- United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

This has been a very challenging year for many in our community and the need for support is at an all-time high.  If you would like to offer your support please visit the lobby of our Neffs or Walnutport offices to contribute a donation today.

The Neffs National Bank presents $100,000 in donations to nine local educational foundations.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Neffs, Pa- The Neffs National Bank, is proud to present $100,000 in donations to nine local educational foundations. These donations will help fund essential educational programs to benefit the youth of our local community. The selected foundations include Carbon County Community Foundation, Circle of Seasons Foundation, Inc., Commonwealth Charitable Management, Inc. EIO, Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation, Inc., Northern Lehigh School District Education Foundation, Northwestern Lehigh Educational Foundation, Inc., Parkland School District Education Foundation, Wildlands Conservancy, Inc., and Wildlife Information Center, Inc.

Donations were made through The Neffs National Bank’s participation in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. This program authorizes tax credits for contributions to Educational Improvement Organizations and allows the bank to earmark their taxes to support these programs.

Many of these organizations have adapted their educational programs to virtual platforms amidst the pandemic through the help of EITC donations. Kevin Schmidt, President/CEO The Neffs National Bank noted “these organizations are continuing to face uncertain times with increased budget constraints and the need to reengineer their education programs. I would encourage local businesses to support these organizations either directly or through participation in the EITC program.”

The Neffs National Bank also continues to support its financial literacy program with financial education partner EVERFI, Inc. through the Commonwealth Charitable Management, Inc. donation. The online, interactive financial education resources are sponsored by The Neffs National Bank and are available to area school districts across Lehigh, Carbon and Northampton counties at no cost to the districts. This year local students also have the opportunity to participate in a nationwide Financial Bee and compete for scholarship prizes.
 

About The Neffs National Bank

The Neffs National Bank, a subsidiary of Neffs Bancorp, Inc., is committed to serving the financial needs of our clients and local communities with high quality customer focused service and maximizing long-term shareholder value.