Senior Vice President, Business Banker
1254 Plank Road
Duncansville, PA 16635
Get to Know More About Denny O’Connor
Denny brings 40 years of experience in financing and banking experience to Reliance Bank. He is a graduate from Slippery Rock College and also the Leadership Blair County program. He is an active charter member of the Hollidaysburg American Business Club (AMBUCS) and provides coaching activities for several youth sports in the area.
One particular instance where Denny found great satisfaction is in providing an SBA loan for a customer to open his own Italian restaurant! This particular customer came from a family whose history involved owning and managing restaurants. The customer had managed a many local establishments over a number of years, and his lifelong dream was to own his own business. It was a pleasure to see his joy and excitement when the customer was advised that his loan had been approved and his dream was about to come true. He remains a very loyal and satisfied Reliance Bank customer.
Arriving from another bank, Denny found the family atmosphere at Reliance Bank to be very refreshing: “We work as a team and every employee is willing to help others when needed,” he states. Commercial lending is challenging since no two days are ever alike. Providing financial solutions for the local small business community is very rewarding. Denny considers himself to be a “people” person, and these skills allow him to connect with and provide service for a great number of local business people.
Due to the ever-changing federal banking regulations, Denny’s job has changed a great deal over the years, along with the rest of the banking industry. With over 40 years of experience, Denny has seen banking evolve from a time when there were no computers and every transaction was recorded by hand, to a technology-driven industry that continues to change and grow at an extremely fast pace.
Being a relatively small neighborhood bank, Reliance Bank continues to stress the development of personal relationships with customers. Our officers and employees provide the personal service that, in most cases, has disappeared in bigger institutions. “We offer the same products and services as the big guys, but with a local personal touch.”