Merchants Bank Donates $5,000 to the State Theatre Center for the Arts

Bangor, PA (April 14, 2016) – As part of Merchants Bank’s continuing effort to support art and culture in the Lehigh Valley, The State Theatre Center for the Arts received $5,000 from Merchants Bank through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).

Established in 1890, Merchants Bank is a locally owned and operated community bank.  Headquartered in Bangor, PA, Merchants has two branch offices in Bangor and additional offices throughout the Lehigh Valley, including Mount Bethel, Wind Gap, Nazareth, Forks Township, Martins Creek, Easton and Bethlehem, PA. In 2013 the Bank was recognized for its community involvement and volunteerism through two awards: Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s The Spirit of Forks Award as well as The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s Spirit of Volunteerism Award. MNB Investment Services is a division of the bank and offers investment and wealth management financial services. For more information, please visit

State Theatre Check Presentation

Caption (L to R):  Shelley Brown, President & CEO, State Theatre; Denise Smith, Vice President of Development, State Theatre; Sandee Kennedy, Vice President Regional Manager, Merchants Bank; Anthony Biondi, CEO, Merchants Bank.