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.
John Pettit is responsible for the overall attainment of goals and objectives, financial performance, and business development of the Williamstown, Cinnaminson, and Delanco branches.
John has been with First Bank since 2011 and has experience in Branch Management, Cash Management, Business Development and Government Banking. John is currently President of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce, current Treasurer and past President of the Williamstown Sunrise Rotary, as well as being associated with several other area non-profits.
Phone: (215) 589-6203
Ryan Earley joined the First Bank team as Business Banker in November 2018. Currently working out of our Warminster office, he is responsible for growing the bank’s commercial deposit business in the Bank's Bucks County locations. He brings over a decade of banking experience to First Bank, where he specializes in servicing commercial clients while providing a range of banking solutions that include a full complement of cash management and lending capabilities. Ryan’s banking philosophy involves a proactive single point of contact approach to solving his client’s needs. Simply put, people bank with who they trust to get the job done in an efficient and transparent manner. Ryan fully embraces the importance and value of what clients seek in a bank partner while bringing solutions to help companies grow their businesses.
Before joining First Bank, Ryan served as a Commercial Relationship Manager Vice President in the Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery County regions for Customers Bank in Newtown, PA. He spent 4 years at Royal Bank America as Head Business Development Officer where he worked directly with the Chief Retail Officer and CEO on a number of special projects enlisted to grow the Bank’s aggressive deposit and lending goals.
Ryan has successfully worked for a number of other large financial institutions in his past banking endeavors to include PNC Bank, TD Bank and Citizens, all while honing his retail sales and service foundation that he draws on today. Ryan resides in Lower Moreland Township with his wife and two daughters, where he is volunteer coach for his local high school’s Track and Field team. He is a spirited advocate for local nonprofit animal shelters and longtime volunteer and supporter of the Cradles for Crayons organization providing warm clothing for the children on Philadelphia’s less fortunate.
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 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.