A billion-dollar business, built in York

20 Mar 2017


People are the primary building blocks of any successful enterprise. When Kelly Holthus took a job at First National Bank of York, Elijah “Lige”Leavitt was the owner and his mentor. Holthus remembers Leavitt’s advice, “If you take care of the people, the profits will take care of themselves.”

Kelly Holthus eventually took over First National Bank and changed its name to Cornerstone Bank. The company now has 38 banking locations in 29 communities as well as 15 insurance offices. The business’ assets are valued at $1.5 billion.

Holthus never forgot the importance of personal relationships and that hometown banking perspective. He continues to make significant contributions to the region. He was one of the founding partners of YCDC and recently spearheaded the formidable Holthus Convention Center project. Learn more about Cornerstone Bank’s legacy:

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