When your bank focuses on Community First! 

Why bank anywhere else?

What is Community First?

It’s a mindset, a way of life, a commitment, a determination to make a positive difference in the communities in which we live and work.  “Community First” represents many ideas, thoughts and actions, but most importantly, it represents our future.  The future of our communities is in our hands, and there’s no better way to secure our future than by putting the “Community First” in every decision we make and every action we take every day. Our job at Ohio Valley Bank is to help our community thrive.


(like the annual lunch we provide for Veterans)


When there is good work to be done, you will find someone from OVB close by.

How will you put your Community First this week? Post about it on social media. Don't forget the hashtag #communityfirst and tag @OhioValleyBank

Impact Days

By declaration from Chairman and CEO Tom Wiseman, each Ohio Valley Bank employee is entitled to up to three days out of the office every year to work on a community service project. If you know of a way we can help, email us at communityfirst@ovbc.com

Our bankers have spent over 15,000 hours in service to charities and community projects since the Impact Days program was established. No job is too big or too small when it benefits our community.  

Charitable Giving

Ohio Valley Bank believes so much in its community, that it gives back hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to local organizations. Do you know a charity in need? Ask for a Donation Form at any of our branches.

Community Cards

OVB offers debit card designs representing over 30 local charities and schools. At least 50% of the upgrade fee goes back to the charity or school. Check out our current designs available at all locations.

Affordable Checking for Non-Profits & Clubs

All the perks and none of the extravagant fees. OVB's Community First Checking is subsidized by the bank so there is no monthly fee. Offered as part of the bank's Community First mission to help our communities not only survive but thrive.

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OVBC Christmas Express

The mission of the Christmas Express is to provide gifts and needed articles of clothing for the less fortunate children of Gallia County and surrounding areas. Monetary donations are accepted anytime, and all money goes into purchasing gifts and clothing. Donations of new toys and clothing are accepted at participating Ohio Valley Bank and Loan Central offices in November. Items are distributed annually in early December.