News & Events

Stay up on all things Portage Community Bank (PCB) is working on to improve banking for you!

CDARS Network Member

We are pleased to offer our customer's access to $50 Million-Dollar FDIC Insurance coverage through CDARS. Please click on the CDARS link to your right to receive more information.

Bauer 5-Star Rating

In April, 2019, Bauer Financial awarded PCB a 5-Star rating. PCB has received this 5-Star rating for 25 consecutive quarters! We are proud to be recognized as one of the strongest banks in the nation! Learn more about Bauer Financial and what this rating means.

Commercial Lenders Who Care

The commercial lenders at PCB are very involved throughout the community. The bank's President, Kevin Lewis, serves on the boards of The Portage Development Board and the Ravenna Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) . Deb Bish (Vice President) in involved with the Streetsboro and Kent Chambers of Commerce. Tom Cargo (Vice President) currently serves on the Boards of United Way of Portage County and The Conrad Botzum Farms. He is a volunteer for First Tee of Akron and is a member of SMEI Summit County. Tom currently serves on the Advisory Board for The Kent State University School of Business Administration. Eric Decker, Commercial Loan Officer, is currently the Vice President of Main Street Kent where over the past 5 years his volunteer work has assisted with the non-profit being recognized as one of the State of Ohio's strongest Main Street Programs. In addition, Eric sits on the Board for the City of Kent's revolving loan fund where he assists local businesses in obtaining funding for future growth projects. Lisa Ohler (Vice President) has been an active volunteer and committee member of CREW of Greater Akron, the Women's Network of Northeast Ohio, the Summit County CASA program, and the American Heart Association. She is a present board member at CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Summit County. Lisa also volunteers on various school programs and youth sports programs for her children. PCB recently welcomed Sara McCarty to our commercial lending team. Sara currently serves on the Children's Advantage Board of Portage County. Previously, she volunteered with the United Way of Stark County, Junior Achievement and participated in the Meals on Wheels Program as a volunteer for Stark County.


PCB continues to live up to its promise of "Neighbors Serving Neighbors". As the local economy continues to improve, PCB is committed to helping area businesses grow.

Notice of Change in FDIC Insurance Coverage For Transaction Accounts

By federal law, as of 1/1/2013, funds in a non-interest-bearing transaction account (including IOLTA/IOLA) will no longer receive unlimited deposit insurance coverage, but will be FDIC-insured to the legal maximum of $250,000 for each ownership category. For more information, visit: https://www.fdic.gov/deposit/covered/categories.html.