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Centier names new branch manager at Hobart Strack and Van Til
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Centier names new branch manager at Hobart Strack and Van Til

Centier names new branch manager at Hobart Strack and Van Til

Centier named Lauren Staten the branch manager at its Hobart Strack and Van Til location.

Centier Bank has named a new branch manager of its Hobart Strack & Van Til branch.

CEO and Chairman Michael Schrage appointed Lauren Staten to manage the in-store branch at the Strack and Van Til supermarket at 7760 E. 37th Ave. in the North Ridge Plaza.

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Staten has worked in the banking industry for 11 years, joining Centier Bank in 2015. She said she strives to make clients feel welcome and get to know them personally.

“I love being a part of the Centier family,” Staten said. “I am happy to come to work each and every day and greet our clients with a smile and help them with their banking needs.”

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Carla Houck, regional sales manager at Centier Bank, said she was a good fit with Centier's company culture of Servant Heart Leadership. She pointed to Staten's positive attitude and track record of volunteering in the community.

“Lauren is devoted to her team and her clients, and I know she will lead the Hobart Strack and Van Til branch with enthusiasm,” Houck said.

Centier, the largest privately owned bank in the state of Indiana, has grown to more than 63 locations across the state since it was founded as the Bank of Whiting 126 years ago. It employs more than 900 people, was named the top bank in Indiana by Forbes Magazine for two years running and is known for its "Not For Sale" pledge to remain independent in the face of ongoing industry consolidation. 

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