Kevin Helmick, President and CEO of Farmers National Bank

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Kevin Helmick, president and CEO of Farmers National Bank, discusses how the community bank handled the Payroll Protection Program in the spring.

The bank “got in the trenches with businesses,” Helmick says, and approved more than $200 million in PPP loans.

“This was our time to step up,” he says. “The federal government, with the stimulus, provided a mechanism for banks to step up. And so we did.”

Hear more from Helmick in the 3 Minutes With interview above.

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