We are excited to announce Osage Federal Bank is NOW American Heritage Bank. American Heritage Bank is an independently owned and operated community bank. Since 1905, the keystone of our success has been our ongoing relationship with the communities we serve.
After more than 100 years, American Heritage Bank is still strong and a name you can trust. We continue to expand and we're coming to your neighborhood soon. We're a bank that lives and works in the communities we serve. We're proud of being a community bank that invests in communities all over our area. We tailor our services to the needs of our neighbors where we live and do business.
American Heritage Bank is one of the oldest independently owned banks in the Tulsa area. In the early 1900's, the world's largest oil field was discovered in Glenpool, Oklahoma, and AHB links its beginnings to this discovery.
The bank opened its doors in 1905 with $25,000 capital and a board of directors comprised largely of oilmen. Three of these - F.B. Ufer, P.J. White and Harry F. Sinclair - went on to form Sinclair Oil, one of the largest oil companies during the mid-1900's.
In 1939, Guy L. Berry, Sr. led the Bank as President during one of its greatest periods of growth. His son, Guy L. Berry Jr., succeeded him in 1957 and later served as Chairman of the Board until his death in 1980. A third generation, William L. Berry and Guy L. Berry, currently serve as Chairman and President, respectively.
In 1969, American Bancorporation, Inc., a bank holding company, was formed, positioning the institution for phenomenal growth through the purchase of many area banks and savings institutions. On December 1, 2012, we added Osage Region with branches in Bartlesville, Barnsdall and Pawhuska to our family of banks.
We have a strong belief in participation in local activities, not only financially, but with the time and talents of our employees, officers and directors. AHB has operations in fifteen area communities and employs approximately 300 people.
American Heritage Bank's legacy of stability, professionalism and high quality service is a testimony to its commitment to provide the financial resources its customers need to succeed in the future.