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Southern Hills Community Bank Chooses COCC for Core Banking PartnershipSouthern Hills Community Bank has chosen to partner with COCC for core banking services. The $86 million bank has a main branch in Leesburg, Ohio and additional branches in Greenfield and Lynchburg. In October 2017, the bank will be merging with $67 million Ripley Federal Savings Bank.

Southern Hills Community Bank was seeking ways to stay competitive within their market while also saving on costs. With customer needs always evolving, the bank needed to expand their product and services offerings, as well as enhance their technology.

“We chose to partner with COCC for core banking services because of their focus on community banks,” said Jeffrey Cloud, President & CEO of Southern Hills Community Bank. “COCC offers the products and services to meet our customers’ needs for now and in the future, giving us the ability to stay competitive in our market.”

COCC’s advanced, next-generation technology was another differentiator for the bank. COCC’s fully integrated core platform and ancillary products will enhance Southern Hills Community Bank’s existing offerings. “I feel confident that our partnership with COCC will allow us to meet the continual advancements in bank operations and technology which will assist us in servicing our customers more efficiently,” said Lindsay M. Hammond, Vice President of Information Technology for Southern Hills Community Bank.

Another major factor for this community bank was COCC’s high level of customer service. “We appreciate the responsiveness of COCC during our contract negotiations,” said Mr. Cloud. “COCC worked to provide us with a mutually beneficial arrangement that truly meets our pricing needs.”

“As we approach our 50th anniversary, I can truly say that client focus and service delivery distinguish COCC in the marketplace. We look forward to exceeding Southern Hills Community Bank’s expectations for years to come,” said Richard A. Leone, CEO of COCC.