Seven Days – Family Financiers

April 8th, 2010

Seven Days’ Lauren Ober profiles the bank.

“Young’s bank, which his family has run for four generations, is tiny, the tiniest in the state. It has remained in business since 1832 largely because of its conservative lending practices and because its directors have always understood its niche. In these ways, the First National Bank of Orwell stands apart from its contemporaries.” – Community banks endure, fight recession

September 14th, 2009

Vermont’s dozen community banks have fared better in the recession than many far larger financial institutions, but regulatory and market responses to the economic crisis are presenting the locally based banks with challenges that could dent their earnings in the coming months and might even lead to consolidations.

American Public Radio – Marketplace Money

September 14th, 2009

American Public Radio – Jane Lindholm visited one of the smallest banks in the country – The First National Bank of Orwell.

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VPR – Hitting Home: Small banks thrive

August 17th, 2009

As part of the VPR series Hitting Home about the Vermont economy, VPR’s Jane Lindholm visited one of the smallest banks in the country – The First National Bank of Orwell.

NECN – Historic homes turned into affordable housing

December 8th, 2008

NECN’s Anya Huneke reports on the moving of two historic homes donated by the bank to the Addison County Community Trust.

The New York Times – Vermont Bank Thrives While Others Cut Back

November 8th, 2008

While many banks are struggling with bad mortgages, the First National Bank of Orwell is having its best year in recent memory.

CBS Evening News – Banking On The Good Old Days

October 8th, 2008

A bank in Orwell, Vt. is being operated in the same manner as when it was first opened in 1832. Michelle Miller has more on this simple approach to complex economic times.

WCAX News – Vermont Banks Benefit

September 29th, 2008

Vermont Business Magazine – Bank of Orwell guided by family man

March 1st, 2002

Even in Vermont, not many bank presidents have as close a relationship with their institutions as Mark Young does with the First National Bank of Orwell.

Kiplinger’s Magazine – A small business you can bank on

October 8th, 1998

As president and CEO of the First National Bank of Orwell, Vt., Mark Young enjoys the ultimate in home banking. On a typical workday he gets up by 7 A.M., and one hour later he walks five feet from his front door to open the bank’s one and only branch, which adjoins his house.