Carrissa Reiner and U.S. Bank supporting Norwood’s chamber

U.S. Bank in Norwood, located at 1640 Grand Avenue, was established in 2006. Then, the bank was acquired from Westar Bank. (It’s been other banks over the years too.)

Branch manager Carrissa Reiner, who has been with U.S. Bank for 11 years, and has spent the last seven and a half years at the Norwood location, said the financial institution has a lot to offer the community. Currently, U.S. Bank is the only bank in town. According to her, though, t’s also a great place for the public to put their money and receive services.

“We are offering banking services, this is a full-service financial institution,” she said. “You don’t have to go anywhere else for your banking needs.”

In addition to making checking and savings accounts available, or other types of accounts and programs, customers can get various loans through U.S. Bank.

On another note, Reiner said she’s proud the bank makes local jobs available in the community. When fully staffed, the bank employs five people in Norwood: three are full-time, and two are part-time.

Currently, Reiner works with Hollie Early, In the next few weeks, she’s happy to have Samantha Quinn and Devin Erie coming on board as staff. Still, Reiner said she is looking for one other employee.

She said U.S. Bank needs another part-time person to work during the bank’s peak hours, approximately 15 hours per week. That work will occur mostly at lunchtime, when the bank has more traffic.

She said the position could be great for a parent, especially a single mother, who has a child in school. She also said some experience in handling cash is ideal, but her staff can teach someone with no experience.

Anyone interested should call U.S. Bank directly at 327-4255 for more information or to apply.

According to Reiner, she and the employees do have a good time and make the most of their professional workday.

“We have a lot of fun here, and a lot of laughs,” she said.

Over the years, the bank — operating as a few different financial institutions — has employed several longtime Norwood locals. That includes Davis Watson, and also Lorna Lupton. Lupton went to work at the bank right after high school and spent 33 years there.

Now, the bank is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It does remain closed on the weekends, though the ATM is available 24 hours a day for those who need to make transactions in that way.

The bank continues to support the community in other ways too. It’s quite common for U.S. Bank to make donations to various organizations in the community, depending on the size and need of requests.

The bank has also been a longtime member of the Norwood Chamber of Commerce, working to support the local economy and boost the town’s businesses.

Reiner said she appreciates all who choose to work with U.S. Bank in Norwood.

“I say thank you to all our customers,” she said. “We appreciate your business and your faith in us.”