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Orrstown hires first commercial lenders focused on YorkBank eyes additional growth in York County

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Michael Kilgour, left, and Danielle Makrias, have been hired as commercial lenders by Orrstown Bank to serve York County.
Michael Kilgour, left, and Danielle Makrias, have been hired as commercial lenders by Orrstown Bank to serve York County. - (Photo / )

Orrstown Bank has hired a pair of commercial lenders to serve York County, marking the bank's first official foray into the county and a precursor to a bigger presence there.

The new hires are: Danielle Makrias, who worked previously for the former Metro Bank and for FNB Corp.; and Michael Kilgour, who also worked for FNB.

"These are our first York-dedicated commercial lenders," said Mark Bayer, a spokesman for the bank's Shippensburg-based parent, Orrstown Financial Services Inc.

Both lenders are York residents but will be based in the bank's Harrisburg-area regional office in Swatara Township, according to Adam Metz, Orrstown's chief lending officer and executive vice president.

The bank's next step in York County could be a loan production office or even a retail branch, said Metz.

"We'll eventually look at something like that," he said.

Metz said the bank has found a positive reception in neighboring Lancaster County, where it has opened several branches over the last year. He said he hopes Orrstown can make similar progress in York.

The moves follow recent mergers affecting Central Pennsylvania, including the purchase of Dauphin County-based Metro by Pittsburgh-based FNB

Orrstown Financial has assets of roughly $1.5 billion and offices in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster and Perry counties, as well as in Maryland.

Orrstown's subsidiaries include Orrstown Bank, and Wheatland Advisors Inc., which it bought in 2016.

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Joel Berg

Joel Berg

Joel Berg is editor of the Central Penn Business Journal. Born in Philadelphia, raised in Northern Virginia and now living in York, he's a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Maryland. Have a question or story idea? Email him at jberg@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JoelBYorkPa.

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