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History

Bank of Jena
The Bank of Jena was established in 1906, when its doors opened on the corner of First and Oak Street in Jena, Louisiana. In 1913, the current downtown building was constructed and has been serving the community ever since. As the community grew, the Northside Jena facility was constructed to offer more convenience to the inhabitants of the southern part of LaSalle Parish. With continued growth, the Olla Branch was constructed to serve the northern part of the parish, while the Holloway and Libuse Branches were later built to serve those who are in the northeast region of Rapides Parish.

The Bank of Jena celebrated its 100th year in 2006 and is very proud of its rich history over the years. The bank has never closed its doors--not even during the Great Depression--and has always been there for the promotion of business within Central Louisiana. The Bank of Jena is the oldest bank domiciled in LaSalle Parish, and the second oldest business still operating parish wide. It is the only bank within LaSalle Parish that is truly locally owned and operated...we are local people, helping local people with their business affairs...day-after-day.
The Bank of Jena offers complete financial services and is always ready to assist with customer needs. Paul Tweedy, who serves as the bank¿s President and CEO, states, "We value our customers and the relationships we have made over the generations. The bank is known for its experienced bankers and their ability to offer quality service, and a desire to be in the forefront, when it comes to offering the latest products in the banking industry."
We know that the technologies that today¿s customers have come to expect are a must! As such, the bank has been progressive with the technological needs of today¿s sophisticated consumer, though we still offer old-fashioned service. We serve with a friendly face, a pleasant smile, and show genuine concern for all our customers and their families. The bank strives each day for customer satisfaction, while assisting with the many varied financial services that we offer.
At Bank of Jena, we are your neighbors, your friends, and your bankers! Let us have the honor and privilege of assisting you with your financial needs.

 

Bank of Jena, Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.