In January of 2014, our Spencer bank lobby was dressed up to celebrate our 100th year serving Eastern Oklahoma County.
Our Midwest City lobby decked out for the Centennial Celebration.
Spencer Historical Society President Steven Carey with Spencer Post Office Clerk Danielle Boyd show off the history poster displayed in the Post Office lobby for the Open House honoring the 111th Anniversary of the Post Office in Spencer, Oklahoma. The Historical Society provided coffee and cookies, and some history for citizens visiting the post office on February 25th.
Post Office visitors stopped by to peruse some of the albums on display from the Spencer Museum’s collections. (Left to right) JoEllen and Russell Hayes, Spencer Historical Society Vice President Edna Griffith-Turman, and Linda Verges were among the members on hand to answer questions and share some of Spencer’s history and some refreshments with Dallas Banks and many others during the P.O. Open House.
Cindy Van Kley from Advantage Bank helped Spencer Historical Society President Steven Carey serve refreshments and answer questions about the Spencer Museum and the town's history at the Open House celebrating the 111th Anniversary of the Post Office.
Groundbreaking Feb. 25 for the new "Spencer Flash 'n Dash" Valero station at NE 36th & Midwest Blvd.
Valero station partners Renardo Rhone, Sr., left and Lorenzo Henderson, Jr., right hosted the Feb 24, 2014 groundbreaking and a luncheon afterward.
Spencer City Manager Nicole Mukes was just one of many diginitaries who braved the chill to celebrate the groundbreaking.
Star Spencer High School's "Brothers of Stomp" added some fun energy to the Valero groundbreaking event.
Teller staff on January Jeans Day: Brittany, Sarah, Rachael and Ashley.
Spencer area citizens and well-wishers turned out in force for the groundbreaking Feb 25.
Advantage Bank President Randy Smith (right) honored Spencer Receptionist & Lobby Manager Sheila Smith as Employee of the 4th Quarter of 2013.
President Randy Smith honored Spencer bank teller Brooke Martin with a plaque for being Employee of the Quarter for the 1st qtr of 2014.
Randy Smith with the winner of the bicycle donated by Advantage Bank to the Spencer Chamber of Commerce for the MWC Kiwanis' BUG program.
Advantage Bank President Randy Smith and Hillcrest Memory Gardens owner Bob Cowles of the Spencer Chamber of Commerce presented BUG bicycles to Spencer Elementary 3rd graders for the 1st semester.
It was standing room only at Star Spencer High School's Bobcat Breakout event in April.
Public Relations Representative Cindy Van Kley gave away financial information booklets and pens at the Bobcat Breakout at SSHS. The bank sponsored the sold-out event.
Members of the Spencer Historical Society presented Oklahoma Territorial maps to local schools, including Rogers Middle School principal Mike Adams.
Spencer Historical Society members Linda Verges, Mary Hammon and Cindy Van Kley presented an Oklahoma Territorial map to Star Spencer HS principal Chris Gardner.
In honor of the 125th Anniversary of the Oklahoma Land Run on April 22nd, the Spencer Historical Society donated historical Oklahoma Territorial maps to Spencer schools including to Dr. Mary Coughlin of Spencer Elementary.
Judges for the Science Fair at Rogers Middle School came from the Spencer Chamber of Commerce, including Advantage Bank, to listen to students explain their projects and give them feedback.
After all the students and judges left, there were rows and rows of Science Fair projects left on display at Rogers Middle School. Spencer City Councilman Carolyn Harris remained talking to a student about her project.
The City of Spencer's Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 18th was co-sponsored by Advantage Bank.
It was a beautiful day for an egg hunt!.
A good many of the prizes distributed in a drawing after the egg hunt were donated by Advantage Bank.
Dakota Ice provided free snocones to all the attendees at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt behind City Hall on Good Friday.
Diana Mitchell and Cindy Van Kley accepted a Centenarian Award from the Special Friends of Ralph Ellison Library on behalf of Advantage Bank.
Advantage Banker Diana Mitchell, left, with one of the honored centenarians Ms. Jessie Jordan, seated, and her daughter and a friend, at the Ralph Ellison Centennial Birthday Awards Banquet March 1st.
Distinguished guests Willard Linzy, Senator Connie Johnson, Linda Mason and T.J. Palmer unveiled a new commemorative postage stamp honoring Ralph Ellison.
Staff of the Spencer branch of Advantage Bank could be seen sporting their "Thunderwear" during the NBA Playoffs - Let's Go THUNDER!!
President Randy Smith honored Brittany Lopez as the Employee of the Quarter for the 3rd Quarter of 2014.
Celebrating Advantage Bank's 100th Birthday on Halloween, employees of both branches decorated and dressed like 1914, the year of the bank's establishment. Midwest City bank's staff in front of the "olde style" teller windows.
Donna and Randy Smith celebrate the founding of the bank by Donna's grandfather, E.S. Poole, in 1914.
Cindy Dilley was among the staff taking turns serving free popcorn to guests of the October 31st event, at which a Time Capsule was dedicated.
Donna and Randy Smith pose next to the monument into which the 50-year Time Capsule will be sealed. The Time Capsule dedication on October 31, 2014 was attended by many specially invited guests, including the State Banking Commissioner Mick Thompson.
Members of the Spencer Historical Society were present to answer questions about historical items loaned to the bank for the 100th Anniversary event, including Linda Verges (left) and Advantage Bank staffer Cindy Van Kley.
Will Brown welcomed customers to the "olde style" teller window.
Attired in 1914-era clothing, Bob and Danita Hayes added to the "olde-time" atmosphere.
Advantage Bank's officers all dressed in the spirit of the 100th Anniversary Time Capsule Dedication Event.
Loan Officer Jordan Strong, Senior New Accounts Representative Sarah Moyer and Network Administrator and HR Officer Kaela Kennedy at the Time Capsule Dedication event.
Spencer bank tellers John, Brittany, Connor, Rebekah and Will.