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Univest To Match Donations to Hurricane Relief Efforts

Univest Corporation, parent company of Univest Bank and Trust Co. and its insurance, investment and equipment finance subsidiaries, has committed to helping with the hurricane relief efforts through the creation of the Univest Disaster Relief Fund. The Fund, set-up through Univest Foundation, will collect donations from Univest employees and members of the community who want to contribute to bringing monetary support to those areas devastated by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Univest will match donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000, received through November 30, 2017. All proceeds from the Univest Disaster Relief Fund will be donated to the American Red Cross….


Univest Teaches Nearly 1,000 Students

As part of its ongoing financial literacy efforts, Univest participated in the American Bankers Association’s Get Smart About Credit Day. This national campaign, which occurs every October, aims to raise awareness about the importance of using credit wisely with young people

Univest employees visited six local schools to teach lessons about the fundamentals of credit and preventing identity theft. Their efforts reached nearly 1,000 students.

In honor of Get Smart About Credit Day, Univest Bank and Trust Co.’s Jeff Slemmer presented to several classes at Spring-Ford Area High School. This…


Univest Enters Partnership with Saint Joseph’s University

Univest Bank and Trust Co. is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-year agreement to become a presenting partner of Saint Joseph’s University Athletics program.

“We have always been committed to building meaningful relationships with local organizations, and our partnership with Saint Joseph’s University is especially exciting as we have the opportunity to engage with basketball fans in a fun and unique way while also sharing our financial solutions and expertise,” says Mike Keim, president at Univest Bank and Trust Co. “It’s our mission to support and educate young adults, and by partnering, we feel that, together, Univest and…


Univest Bank and Trust Co. Presents the Fund to Benefit Children and Youth with $2,500

Univest Bank and Trust Co. recently presented the Fund to Benefit Children and Youth with a check for $2,500 earned through the Lehigh Valley IronPigs “Double Plays Pay” sponsorship which provided a $25 donation to the Fund to Benefit Children and Youth each time the IronPigs made a double play.

Univest Bank and Trust Co. has participated in the IronPigs “Double Play Pay” sponsorship since 2009 helping a different nonprofit each year including the Community Music School, Lehigh Valley Zoo, Boys & Girls Club of Allentown, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley, Dream Come True and Valley Youth House.

Univest supports…


Univest Bank and Trust Co. Appoints Thomas J. Jordan, IV as Market President – Lancaster

Univest Bank and Trust Co. announced the promotion of Thomas J. Jordan, IV as market president of the Lancaster region. In this role, Jordan is responsible for driving Univest’s growth strategy for both the consumer and commercial banking teams with the support of Dale Hershey, senior vice president and director of Agricultural Lending in Lancaster; Bryan Moyer, senior vice president and director of Commercial Lending in Lancaster; and Jen Miller, vice president and director of Consumer Banking in Lancaster.

Jordan joined Univest in May 2016 as executive vice president, commercial banking with more than 27 years of experience in the…


Univest to Open Financial Center in Intercourse

Univest has signed a long-term lease for land on which it plans to build what will be its fifth retail financial center in Lancaster. This new office will be located at 1 Heritage Drive in Intercourse across from local favorite, Stoltzfus Meats. The approximately 2,600 square-foot office is expected to open in 2018 subject to municipal and regulatory approvals. This location will feature Univest’s updated branch design focused on an improved customer experience delivered by personal bankers.

“Opening a financial center in Intercourse has been a priority since we first entered Lancaster County,” said Thomas J. Jordan, IV, market president…


Univest Insurance Appoints Jodi Krawitz as Senior Vice President and Human Resources Practice Leader

Univest Insurance, a subsidiary of Univest Bank and Trust Co., announced the appointment of Jodi Krawitz as human resources (HR) practice leader. In her role, Krawitz is responsible for managing the agency’s capabilities including comprehensive HR consulting services along with payroll administration and implementation. Krawitz and her team will function as strategic partners for their clients as they provide comprehensive solutions to save businesses time and resources, which will in turn help lower the companies’ costs and increase productivity.

“With clients in the Greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley regions, we’re happy to welcome Jodi as she works to help local…


Univest Bank and Trust Co. Recognized for Outstanding Community Service, Receives Pillars of the Community Award

Univest Bank and Trust Co. was presented today with the prestigious FHLBank Pittsburgh Pillars of the Community Award in recognition of the bank’s commitment to community revitalization. The Pillars award is FHLBank’s highest organizational honor and is presented annually to select FHLBank members.

Univest Bank and Trust received the award at one of FHLBank’s regional member golf outings. John Bendel, FHLBank director of community investment, spoke at the event about the bank’s community achievements. Jeff Schweitzer, Univest’s CEO, accepted the award.

As part of the award, FHLBank also presented a $1,000 check on Univest’s behalf to Bridge of Hope (Lancaster and…


Increased Focus on SBA Lending

Last year, Univest Bank and Trust Co. created a Business Banking team to focus on serving smaller businesses in Greater Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley and appointed Hugh Connelly president of Business Banking. One year later, Univest’s support for businesses continues to grow with the appointment of Jeff Pugh as vice president and SBA program officer whose team can provide loans of up to $5 million for local businesses. While this week marks National Small Business Week, Univest has initiatives planned for the entire month to help small businesses gain access to educational opportunities while also recognizing one of…


Employees Present to 1,400 Students on Teach Children to Save Day

As part of its ongoing financial literacy efforts, Univest Bank and Trust Co. participated in the American Bankers Association’s Teach Children To Save Day. This national campaign, which occurs every April during financial literacy month, aims to help young people develop a savings habit early in life and encourages smarter financial choices later in life.

A dozen Univest employees visited 13 local schools to teach lessons about saving and budgeting, how interest makes money grow and needs versus wants in decision-making. The classroom presentations reached 1,400 students.

Photo: Kathleen Turnure from Univest is pictured with sixth graders at St. Isidore School in Quakertown….

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