Juniata Valley Bank Honor Student Recognized by the Pennsylvania Bankers Association

Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, May 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jennifer J. Kantz, Credit Analyst for The Juniata Valley Bank, was recognized for achieving honor student status from the PA Bankers School of Commercial Lending at the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers) Group 5 meeting held on April 21st at The Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey. Honor students are selected due to outstanding work during school and on a post-test examination.

Shortly after graduating from Penn State University in 2013 with a dual Bachelor’s Degree in both Finance and Economics, Ms. Kantz joined JVB as a Teller and was quickly identified as a highly motivated and capable individual with an innate inclination for sales and a strong desire to pursue lending. Within six months of her joining JVB, she was promoted into a Credit Analyst position where she is learning the fundamentals of lending before moving into the position of Relationship Manager (Business Lender) for the Bank.

The PA Bankers School of Commercial Lending supports the business development and leadership skills of experienced and potential commercial lenders. Students study how the economy drives the commercial lending business, business development calling, negotiation skills, analyzing financial statements, making presentations to the institution’s loan committee and loan workouts.

The Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state’s leading banking trade association representing an expansive and diverse membership. The Association offers extensive continuing education programs, government relations representation on behalf of the industry, and provides numerous products and services for banks and their employees.

The Juniata Valley Bank, the principal subsidiary of Juniata Valley Financial Corp., is headquartered in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, with fifteen community offices located in Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Huntingdon, McKean and Potter Counties. In addition, Juniata Valley owns 39.16% of Liverpool Community Bank, which it carries under the equity method of accounting. More information regarding Juniata Valley Financial Corp. and The Juniata Valley Bank can be found online at www.JVBonline.com. Juniata Valley Financial Corp. trades through OTC Pink under the symbol JUVF.

Suzanne Booher, VP Marketing Phone: 717-436-3211 Email: Suzanne.Booher@JVBonline.com

Source:Juniata Valley Financial Corp.