Buckeye Community Bank is excited to join the LaGrange Community and bring you the Buckeye Way of Banking.

Opening in May, Buckeye offers:

  • Business Banking Services - Customized to meet the needs of businesses, including loans and lines of credit, merchant services and cash management services.
  • Personal Banking Products - Delivering a wide range of financial tools designed to manage your individual and family finances, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposits, personal loans and mortgages.
  • Local Decision Making - Made by a team that understands the local marketplace and knows how to partner with local businesses and individuals to support growth.

Check back soon for more updates on Buckeye's LaGrange Branch, including information on a grand opening celebration.


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Alurovic to Lead Buckeye's LaGrange Branch

Buckeye Community Bank has appointed Andrew Alurovic to lead its new LaGrange branch, set to open in the heart of the village’s downtown. The new Buckeye branch aims to bring personalized banking services to the community, offering a range of financial products and services tailored to meet the needs of residents and businesses.

“We are excited to have Drew Alurovic on board. Our mission to serve the community fits perfectly with his focus on customer satisfaction and impressive track record,” said Buckeye President and CEO Ben P. Norton. “We believe that under Drew’s leadership, Buckeye will prove itself as a trusted partner to businesses and residents in LaGrange and the surrounding communities.”

With more than three decades of experience in the banking and mortgage sectors, Alurovic brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the position. Having worked in various capacities, from lending to sales to management, he is well-equipped to lead the new branch towards achieving its goal of fostering strong community relations while delivering exceptional service.

The full suite of Buckeye’s offerings, comprising of both personal and business accounts, loans and mortgages, will be available at the branch.

Scheduled to open in May, the LaGrange branch team has already begun implementing various outreach initiatives to introduce the community to Buckeye.

Morning Journal: Buckeye Opening Branch in LaGrange

Buckeye Community Bank, located at 105 Sheffield Center in Sheffield Township, is opening a new branch in June in the village of LaGrange.

The independent bank will open the branch in the former Huntington National Bank, 106 S. Center St. in LaGrange, according to Ben Norton, president and CEO of Buckeye Community Bank.

The LaGrange location has sat empty since 2021.

“That left a great opportunity for Buckeye Community Bank to look at expanding into southern Lorain County,” Norton said.

While primarily serving Lorain County’s northern communities, Norton said opening the new branch presents an opportunity to serve communities in LaGrange and surrounding areas.

“We decided to take advantage of the fact that there are no community banks in southern Lorain County,” he said. “We felt that that market is a very dynamic area, and there’s a lot of great businesses down in southern Lorain County that Buckeye Community Bank will be able to provide much better banking services, than they might be getting at this point in time.”

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Buckeye Extends Lorain County Reach

  • Plans for new Buckeye Community Bank locations announced.
  • Buckeye Community Bank is the only local, independently owned commercial bank serving Lorain County.
  • The authentic advantage of Buckeye Community Bank is its local decision-making by a team that understands the market and considers all factors, not just those that fit into algorithms.

Buckeye Community Bank, the only locally owned financial institution headquartered in Lorain County, is excited to announce the significant expansion of its presence. In response to growing client and community needs, Buckeye’s leadership announced plans for four new locations, including public-facing and operation sites.

Since Buckeye was founded in 1999, virtually all local banks have disappeared because of mergers and acquisitions. The bank’s leadership team and board of directors conducted a deliberate process before selecting the four sites. Buckeye’s distinguishing advantage remains its local decision-making in the Northeast Ohio market, enabling established and growing businesses to capitalize on opportunities faster than other providers.

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