The view of Mt. Sterling from the sidelines of the soccer fields at Easy Walker Park is the best in town. The community’s emphasis on children and families, as well as its superior quality of life and strong economy make it an ideal place to work and live.
Mt. Sterling offers a young family a lot. If you look around, you’ll see the new schools, parks, thriving businesses, and a great, supportive community. For the third time, Mt. Sterling has been chosen as one of the country’s ‘100 Best Communities for Young People’ by America’s Promise - The Alliance for Youth, a nod to the area’s dedication to providing a safe and caring environment for children. Prior to his appointment as Secretary of State on January 20, 2001 by President Bush, Secretary Powell was the Chairman of American’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing people from every sector of American life to build the character and competence of young people.
Mt. Sterling also has received national recognition for its strives in economic development and was recently chosen as a Top 10 Micropolitan Area by Site Selection Magazine. With more manufacturing jobs per capita than almost any other community its size in the state, the Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County area is enjoying a sustained period of economic prosperity. In addition to being one of only two counties east of Interest 75 with more people commuting in to work than out, Montgomery County also has seen its average per capita income rise from $21,398 to $22,115 since 2005. Mt. Sterling’s stable economy and strong sense of community means an optimistic outlook for the future.
Whitaker Bank has grown and evolved with the area and with the people – always meeting present needs and planning for future needs – so it has always played an important role in the development of the community and in the lives of its citizens. This is why the history of the bank is the story of men and women who have directed it, men and women of different backgrounds, different interests and different abilities. But they have two qualities in common – success and respect, and they were sensitive to the needs of the individual, and to those of a collective community.