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First Bank of Berne is proud to announce the hire of Melissa Skinner as Branch Manager. Melissa is well-known within the local business community and has positioned herself as a longtime advocate for the city of Berne. She brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to her new role.

World-Class Service, Local Values

First Bank of Berne employs a culture of service rooted in the local community. Melissa personifies this commitment. Her history, service, and forward-thinking attitude made her the right fit as Berne’s new Branch Manager.

Melissa was born and raised in Berne. She and her husband, Scott, ran a business here and established themselves as a positive influence within the local community. Prior to her appointment as Branch Manager with First Bank of Berne, Melissa served as the Executive Director for the Berne Chamber of Commerce. Her strong local ties to the business community give Melissa a deep appreciation for the professionals in the area, many of whom are First Bank of Berne Customers. In addition to her professional accolades, Melissa serves in a volunteer capacity with Connect To Careers of Adams County.

“We are excited to welcome Melissa as the manager of our Berne Branch.  Melissa brings many years of service, management and sales experience and we are fortunate to have someone with her abilities join our team,” said Chad Montgomery, Vice President and Director of Marketing.

Customer Service is King

Ask Melissa to name the most important aspect of banking and she’ll tell you without pause: customer service. Service is king to First Bank of Berne’s new Branch Manager, who is deeply focused on meeting or exceeding every customer’s expectations. Melissa understands the daily challenge of providing excellent service in a fast-paced environment. It’s a challenge she’s ready to take on with the help of her team.

“Our staff takes pride in serving our customers, many of whom are our neighbors and friends,” said Melissa, “and we understand that all customer interactions, from deposits to lending to agribusiness, provide opportunities to enhance those relationships.”

Melissa worked with First Bank of Berne in her professional roles prior to her appointment as Branch Manager, and already had firsthand knowledge of the bank’s culture of service.

“First Bank of Berne sets the bar high. Our goal is to strive for the best possible customer service every single time we can interact with a customer,” said Melissa, “Consistent and excellent customer service isn’t always easy, but our staff is equipped and ready to mold to customer needs and to continue First Bank of Berne’s 125-year tradition.”

Melissa plans to stay involved with Connect To Careers and looks forward to the community involvement that comes with her new role at First Bank of Berne. All existing and prospective customers are welcome to stop by the branch at 1105 North US Hwy 27 to say hello and to learn firsthand what makes First Bank of Berne the number-one choice for local banking!

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