West State Street – Alliance colleagues, Crista Tabor, Branch Service Manager and Justin Smith, Branch Manager, receive goodies from Huntington’s Regional President William Shivers. Huntington’s Treat Truck makes stops at customer locations and branches throughout the summer months.

Huntington, Connecting with the Community Since 1866

Founded in 1866, by P.W. Huntington, right here in the Midwest, Huntington still bears its founder’s name. From generation to generation Huntington Bank has worked alongside individuals, families, businesses and the community toward a common goal of strengthening our region. From economic development, community investment and affordable housing programs to critical needs funding and financial literacy, Huntington’s partnerships span hundreds of organizations that enrich the vitality and quality of life in our area.

“We are proud of our Ohio roots. This has been our home since our founding more than 151 years ago,” said William C. Shivers, regional president of Huntington Bank in the Canton and Mahoning Valley Region. “Our purpose is to make people’s lives better, help businesses thrive, and strengthen the communities we serve. That’s why we are very proud to sponsor Alliance, Ohio and do our part to invest in our local community.”

Every day, Huntington bankers go to work with commitment to understand the needs of their neighborhoods and a resolve to find the ways to meet those needs! This is our home and our colleagues live and work here, raising their families and volunteering in meaningful ways for the civic and nonprofit organizations that are the backbone of our community.

Huntington (in Alliance, Ohio, formerly known as Mount Union Bank, United Bank, Unizan Bank, Midland Buckeye, Citizens Banking Company and Sky Bank) continues to increase its focus on customers and the community with the acquisition of FirstMerit Corporation which expands customer convenience extending Huntington’s products and services and award-winning customer experience.

2017 Recognition

Huntington Bank Reports Record Loan Volume as Nation’s Second Largest SBA Lender for Third Consecutive Year
Huntington Bank is the nation’s second largest originator of Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loans during SBA fiscal year 2017, maintaining its ranking for total 7(a) loans nationwide, and ranking as the top 7(a) lender for total loans and dollars lent within its eight-state core footprint.

Huntington Bank Ranks Highest in J.D. Power U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study for 5th Consecutive Year
Huntington Bank has claimed the top ranking for overall customer satisfaction in the 2017 J.D. Power U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction StudySM as highest ranked in both the North Central and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Huntington Bank Named Winner of Kantar TNS Choice Award for Consumer Retail Banking in the Central Region of the U.S. for Fifth Time
Huntington Bank has been named the winner of the 2017 Kantar TNS Choice Award for Consumer Retail Banking in the 20-state Central Region of the U.S.

Huntington Bank Commits $150 Million to Ohio Affordable Housing in 2017-2018 to Help Those Most Vulnerable and in Need
Huntington Bank announced it is stepping up by investing $150 million to ensure affordable housing continues for those most vulnerable throughout Ohio.

Huntington Bank Recognized as One of Nation’s Best for Middle-Market and Small Businesses
Financial research firm Greenwich Associates recently named Huntington one of the top banks for businesses nationally with the presentation of Greenwich Best Brand Awards for ease of doing business with middle-market companies and small businesses and for trust earned among middle-market customers.

Huntington is proud to serve as the Official Bank of the University of Mount Union and supports many local endeavors in the community including the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival, Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce, Alliance Area Development Foundation, Alliance City Schools, Marlington Local Schools, Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio, Rotary Club of Alliance, Alliance Community Hospital and the YMCA of Central Stark… just to name a few.

Huntington colleagues participate in the United Way of Greater Stark County’s Beautification Day and Day of Caring to help spruce up the Alliance Family YMCA.

Huntington is committed to bringing the real world into the classroom through teaching Junior Achievement lessons throughout Stark County schools.

In addition to community health and wellness initiatives, the hospital hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to support their ACH Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization that raises funds to help provide the best health caring experience for their patients. The ACH Foundation raises money in several different ways throughout the year including annual campaigns, special events and more.

William Shivers, President, Canton and Mahoning Valley Regions: Alliance Area Development Foundation Board Executive Committee, Stark Community Foundation; secretary and trustee of the Community Building Partnership of Stark County; board member of the Downtown Canton Land Bank; member of the board of directors and executive committee member of the Akron/Canton Regional Foodbank; board member of the Better Business Bureau of Mahoning Valley; board member of Athena International; board member of the Youngstown Business Incubator; board member for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce; leadership advisory council for Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio, Parish Council member and chairman of St. Ann’s Church.

Phil Francis, Personal Trust Relationship Manager: Salvation Army Advisory Board; United Way of Greater Stark County, Vice President and board member; Buckeye Council of Boy Scouts, Vice President of Finance and board member; Rotary Club of Alliance, past-president; Castle Crusader Capital Fund Drive, Treasurer; Washington Twp. Board of Zoning Appeals; Washington Twp. Ruritans; Stark County Board of Health, Vice Chairman; Alliance Family YMCA, board member.

To mark the occasion of Leadership Stark County’s 30th year, it saluted thirty graduates of its Leadership programs for their contributions to Stark County. The “Thirty Faces of Leadership Stark County” represented people who are seen in the community as difference makers and graduates who are living the mission of commitment to our community. Huntington colleague, Phil Francis, Senior Wealth Management & Investment Relationship Manager, was one of the honorees.

  • Sheilah Smith, Business Banking Client Manager: Alliance Chamber Women’s Division Board, Greater Alliance Development Corp Board, City of Alliance UDAG committee, Co-Hostess Mt Union LINC Luncheon, Tip Club Facilitator, financial education presenter for non-profits and local schools.
  • Justin Smith, Branch Manager-West State Street Banking Office: Board Member for Meals on Wheels of Stark-Wayne Counties, Mentor for the Lunch with Leaders initiative at Alliance High School, Volunteer for the Stark Fatherhood Coalition, volunteer with the Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio.
  • Tyler Kinser, Senior Area Operations Specialist: Carnation City Players – Actor and Board Member, Alliance City Schools Volunteer, Alliance Band Booster Treasurer, Member of Union Ave UMC.
  • Sandy SierraValle, Personal Trust Senior Service Specialist: Alliance Aviators Sports Boosters, treasurer; First United Presbyterian Church, Christian Education Committee, co-chairman; New Building Fundraising committee.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with $102 billion of assets and a network of 958 branches and 1,860 ATMs across eight Midwestern states. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington also provides auto dealer, equipment finance, national settlement and capital market services that extend beyond its core states. Visit huntington.com for more information.