Member Spotlight:

The Hicksville Bank


When, why, and how did you start your business? -OR- Brief summary of your business’ services. 

In October of 1901, shortly after the turn of the century, prominent citizens of Hicksville saw the need for a bank for the community. Upon application, a charter was granted to Mr. J.M. Ainsworth, Mr. I.M. Boone, and Mr. J.L. Bevington. The bank was first organized under “The Hicksville National Bank”.

Their vision was well conceived and the passing of the years saw the bank prosper. It alone, of the three Hicksville banks, survived The Great Depression of the 1930’s. In 1946, it was thought desirable to reorganize the bank upon a base of wider community ownership and stock subscription was opened for shares in The Hicksville Bank, chartered as a State Bank to succeed the National Bank.

In 1988, the bank opened its first branch located in Edgerton, Ohio. The bank’s second branch was opened for business in March of 1999 in Auburn, Indiana. Most recently, the bank opened a loan production office September of 2020 in Harlan, Indiana.


Tell us about your company’s mission and values. 

There is nothing more important to THB than our customers. That is why we frequently review our products and services to make sure that we are providing what our customers need and want from a financial institution. Our slogan “Your Hometown Bank,” was chosen because it has more meaning to us than what might be obvious on the surface. To us, it means having the ability to make decisions locally and not in a home office far away as is the case with so many banks today. We know our customers, we live in the communities we serve and we invest in our communities to help make them better places to live, work and raise a family.

We appreciate the opportunity to serve your financial needs. From a broad selection of deposit and lending programs to the latest in technology, we are ready to make your banking experience an enjoyable one. Please don’t hesitate to call one of our banking professionals to discuss your needs. We will provide you with solutions quickly and tailored to your needs.


Tell us about a chamber event you enjoyed and found memorable – and why.

THB was the founding sponsor of the Chamber’s “Hicksville Summer Fest.” Our bank team volunteered for several years during the event, helping to make it a great success for the Chamber and community. This event promoted our fantastic community, bringing people from the surrounding area.


How has joining the Chamber benefited you? 

The Chamber brings small businesses together for networking and collaboration.


What have you discovered about Hicksville that pleasantly surprised you?  

Hicksville has a bustling and beautiful downtown, which is inviting to those passing through.


What’s something few people know about you or your business? 

Community banks are the heart of Main Street America. THB is one of the few true community banks surviving this challenging environment. Interestingly, THB is a subsidiary of Empire Bancshares, INC., an Ohio chartered holding company and Empire Bancshares stock is traded on the bulletin board portion of NASDAQ.


For more information:

The Hicksville Bank
144 East High Street
P.O. Box 283
Hicksville, Ohio 43526
(419) 542-7726
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