When I interview a candidate for any position, I always explain to them that First Liberty is a Community Bank. What does is it mean to be a Community Bank? At First Liberty, we are talking primarily about two things.
First of all, First Liberty Bank strives to be an engaged and vital corporate citizen in the communities in which we are located. We provide financial services, the vast majority of which are provided to individuals and companies that are located in Greater Oklahoma City and Norman, Oklahoma, where our banking offices are located. This does not mean that we never leave these boundaries – sometimes there is a valid reason to do so. But when we are marketing our products and services and when we are calling on potential clients, we are very nearly always focused in our home communities.
We are fortunate to be in The United States of America, where we have the freedom to pursue our business opportunities. We are lucky to be in the Great State of Oklahoma, where we have abundant resources, a reasonable cost of living, and a bunch of great people. We are grateful to be in Greater Oklahoma City and Norman, both vibrant, growing communities where opportunities for success abound.
As grateful corporate citizens, we believe it is our duty to give back to our communities. We support a number of civic and charitable organizations and activities that are such a vital part of our communities and our society as a whole. We do so with our resources, but not just our financial resources. We encourage our staff members to volunteer their time and to provide leadership in organizations and causes that are near and dear to their heart.
Secondly, First Liberty Bank is a community in and of itself. We are a community of people that are striving toward a common goal. Of course, like any for-profit company, we are trying to become a highly profitable business that rewards our owners. But we want more than that.
We are working to build a community of people that will make our company special, and we ask them over and over to do three simple things: Be Kind, Be Genuine, and Bend over Backwards to Serve the Relationships we establish. Though these may seem like ‘soft’ parts of our business plan, I truly believe they are as important a part of the success we have enjoyed as any strategy we have implemented.
If you are ever in need of financial services, think Community, it’s the ONLY way to Bank!
And if you are looking for a Community Bank to open an account or pursue a career, I hope you will give First Liberty Bank a try. We will Be Kind, We will be Genuine, and We Will Bend over Backwards to serve you.
Please don't hesitate to contact me at 405.608.1903 or email@example.com if there is anything I can do for you.
Joey P. Root
President & CEO