Community bank bloggers make stop in Edmond

Retired banker Larry Marik and his wife, Mary Ann, travel the country in their 40-foot Winnebago visiting community banks. The couple visited Citizens Bank of Edmond on Tuesday.
by Brianna Bailey Modified: January 8, 2013 at 8:56 pm •  Published: January 9, 2013
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— While touring the country in a 40-foot Winnebago, it's not uncommon for retired banker Larry Marik to ask waitresses and cashiers where they do their banking.

Mark and wife, Mary Ann, maintain the blog Bankers on Wheels for the American Bankers Association Journal, where they write about their travels visiting community banks across the country.

The couple stopped at Citizens Bank of Edmond on Tuesday to visit with the staff after Jill Castilla, executive vice president and chief credit officer, sent an email inviting them to visit.

Founded in 1901, Citizens Bank is Edmond's oldest community bank.

“I had followed their blog and sent them a note asking them to consider stopping by,” Castilla said. “It's so nice to have somebody show an interest in community banking and what we do.”

The Mariks were returning to their hometown in Nebraska from their winter residence in Arizona when they stopped in Edmond on Tuesday.

They were traveling via car instead of Winnebago, and apologized to bank staff for not bringing their RV.

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by Brianna Bailey
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Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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The Mariks' blog can be viewed at: www.ababj.com/blog/1994.html

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