The County Seat of Bucks County, Doylestown's origins date to 1745 when William Doyle obtained a license to build a tavern on what is now the corner of Main and State Streets. Now known as The Fountain House, this landmark has been the center of Doylestown life for over 200 years. This historic venue marked the crossroads (Route 202) linking Swede's Ford (Norristown) and Coryell's Ferry (New Hope) and the road linking Philadelphia and Easton (now PA Route 611).
The Cinnaminson branch was opened in 2006. Incorporated as a township in 1860, the name Cinnaminson is derived from the Lenni-Lenape word “Senamensing” (which translates to “Sweetwater”). The Lenni-Lenape Tribe came to this area from west of the Mississippi River in the 17th century.
Cinnaminson borders the Delaware River and is an eastern suburb of Philadelphia, making it convenient to I-95 and the Betsy Ross and Tacony-Palmyra bridges, as well as Routes 73, 90 and 130.
First Bank's Delanco branch represents a long history of banking in the township.
Being located at the confluence of the Delaware River and the Rancocas Creek originally inspired the name Delanco. Using a combination of both the creek and river names, the town originally came to be known as "Delaranco”. The name was later shortened to "Delanco”. In the mid-17th century, the town started to take shape with the construction of a railroad station, saw mill, post office and general store. By the 1880’s there were 150 households and a population of 450. This new growth gave purpose to forming an association to assist individuals in financing their homes. On April 19, 1890, a group of citizens met to organize a Building and Loan Association and the first loan was granted in August of 1890. This was the very beginning of the Delanco Federal Savings legacy that spanned over 126 years.
The Delanco branch is convenient to Route 130 as well as the Burlington-Bristol and Tacony-Palmyra bridges to Pennsylvania.
Scott Bachman is a Senior Vice President and Commercial Lending Team Leader for the Bucks County region of First Bank in Pennsylvania. He is responsible for overseeing all Commercial Banking activity in the market by supporting the existing client base while acquiring new lending and deposit relationships to the bank.
Mr. Bachman has worked in the Commercial Banking industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining First Bank in 2019, he held various positions at Citizens Bank, M&T and TD Bank while specializing in C&I and Investment real estate.
As an alumni of Kutztown University, Mr. Bachman has dedicated himself to volunteering in his community through various non-profit organizations. As a 15 year resident of Lansdale, PA with his family, he also sits on the Upper Gwynedd Township Planning Commission and is active in the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce.
Ramzi Dagher is responsible for leading a team of commercial lenders working to expand First Bank’s commercial loan and deposit relationships in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Mr. Dagher has over 20 years of experience in both large regional and community banks. His duties included portfolio management & business development for C&I, CRE, and Middle Market lending. He has worked for Republic Bank, VIST Bank, Susquehanna Bank, and most recently Univest Bank as a Relationship Manager in the Philadelphia area.
Ramzi has a B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University. He is a board member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Risk Management Association, where he serves as the Membership Chair. Additionally, he is on the Membership Committee for ACG Philadelphia.
Michael Rist joins First Bank as an SVP/Commercial Lending Relationship Manager in Southeast Pennsylvania. He is responsible for developing Commercial lending and deposit relationships in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Mr. Rist brings over 25 years of experience in Commercial Lending & Business Banking and has a proven track record of success in the markets he serves. His experience in the field ranges from lending at large regional banks to community banks with a Commercial & Industrial focus. Most recently, Michael worked at First Resource Bank, where he was a SVP/Commercial Relationship Manager.
Michael earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Temple University. He is a member of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce and volunteers his time in the community with several organizations, including acting as Treasurer for Penn Fusion U16 Boys ECRL Soccer team.
Edward Caporellie is a VP/Commercial Lending Relationship Manager who develops business for First Bank in the West Chester area. His mission is to make First Bank a household name in the greater West Chester area
Ed has worked in the West Chester business district since 2007. He has previously worked for Wells Fargo, Susquehanna, and BB&T banks in the area.
Mr. Caporellie is active in the community, being on the Board of CYO sports program Chester County Crusaders and coaching St Joseph's CYO for over a decade. He is also a member of the William J. Fenerty council of the Knights of Colombus in his hometown Downingtown.