CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Revitalization Corporation (CRC) received a founding contribution of $2,500 from First Commonwealth Bank for the year 2010. Representing First Commonwealth to present the $2,500 contribution was Leo Klebacha, Assistant VP, Business Banker and Dianne Litzinger, Clearfield Office Manager. Accepting the contribution was Kellie Truman, Main Street Manager of the CRC.
According to Truman, First Commonwealth’s continual contribution is vital to the life of the Main Street Program in Clearfield. For a community applying to be accepted into the Main Street Program, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) requires a local match of contributions to fund the first 5 years.
“The Clearfield Revitalization Corporation is sincerely thankful for First Commonwealth’s contribution. This is the second year that they have been able to make a contribution to the CRC. With their help, it is possible for Clearfield to continue to be a Main Street community to revitalize our town. We are deeply appreciative and honored that First Commonwealth Bank supports our revitalization efforts and believes in the betterment of Clearfield,” said Truman.
“First Commonwealth is first and foremost a ‘hometown’ bank with a passion for our local communities and the people we serve throughout Western & Central PA. Sponsoring the Clearfield Revitalization efforts is just a good fit,” said Leo Klebacha representing First Commonwealth Bank. “We are proud to support this dynamic program and look forward to a long partnership with the CRC.”
About First Commonwealth Financial Corporation
First Commonwealth Financial Corporation is a $6.5 billion bank holding company headquartered in Indiana, PA and operates 115 retail branch offices in 15 counties in western and central Pennsylvania through First Commonwealth Bank, a Pennsylvania chartered bank and trust company. Financial services and insurance products are also provided through First Commonwealth Insurance Agency and First Commonwealth Financial Advisors, Inc.
About Clearfield Revitalization Corporation and The Main Street Program
The Clearfield Revitalization Corporation, CRC is a 501(c)3 public charity that implements that PA State Main Street Program for Downtown Clearfield, PA through the 4-Step Main Street Approach: Promotion, Design, Asset Enhancement and Organization. Main Street is a comprehensive, community-based revitalization approach, developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980. The success of the Main Street program over the last 20+ years has helped keep downtown revitalization a priority for Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) in their efforts to support and build the Commonwealth’s diverse communities. The five-year Main Street Program encourages revitalization by leveraging private dollars and requiring ongoing, local support evidenced by the establishment of an organization and documented financial commitment from the community.