On November 15th, Citizen’s Bank and Trust of Vivian held a reception to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
tion was held in the lobby of the Vivian branch and included a look into the history of the bank through scrapbooks and a display of vintage advertisements. The public was welcomed with refreshments.
Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Vivian, Louisiana, Inc., was granted a state charter by the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions on June 12, 1967. The first office was located at 140 W. Louisiana Avenue and opened for business on September 14, 1967. The formal grand opening for the bank’s second and present site at 120 W. Arkansas Avenue was held August 29, 1968. Branches in Shreveport and Oil City followed in the 2000’s.
Citizen’s Bank and Trust’s website states that “The primary mission for establishment of the bank was to provide a locally owned financial institution to serve the banking needs of the community. Efforts were made to include businessmen with varied interests in the community to serve as board members. Their combined business knowledge and contact with citizens of the area were a vital part of the success of the new bank.”
Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Vivian, Louisiana, Inc., is currently the oldest locally owned community bank in Caddo and Bossier Parishes.