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Park National Bank names 2015 Licking Valley Community Difference Maker

October 1, 2015

Licking County Commissioner honored at community breakfast

NEWARK, Ohio — The Park National Bank (Park) honored Licking County Commissioner Duane Flowers as the 2015 Licking Valley Community Difference Maker. Flowers was recognized for his dedication to and work with the Hanover American Legion Unit #764, the Licking Valley Lions Club and the Licking Valley Heritage Society. Flowers’ daughter, Nicole Guisler, accepted the award on her father’s behalf at the bank’s annual Community Breakfast event, held at the Marne United Methodist Church.

Flowers’ sister, Darla Cozzens, nominated him for the award, which is given annually to an individual who is deeply involved in the community. In the nomination, Cozzens shared that, in addition to serving as a Licking County Commissioner, Flowers is a building contractor and has built numerous homes in the Licking Valley community. He’s organized countless community initiatives and projects, such as the Hanover Bicentennial Committee, the Killed in Action Memorial at Licking Valley High School, and he started the Red, White, Blue Kaboom celebration. He is a founder and president of the Licking Valley Heritage Society, and a member of the Licking Valley Lions Club and Hanover American Legion.

As part of the award, Flowers chose to split a $600 donation from Park between three organizations. He chose to split the donation between the Hanover American Legion Unit #764, the Licking Valley Lions Club and the Licking Valley Heritage Society. “Duane’s multi-layered involvement has improved the Licking Valley community and all of  Licking County area,” said Brandi Snow, branch manager of Park’s Eastland office in East Newark. “We can learn so much from his example of committed and innovative leadership.”

Park sought nominations from community members to identify the neighbors who go the extra mile to make a positive difference in others’ lives and in Licking Valley.

Media Contact: Ellie Akey, Marketing Specialist | (740) 349.5493 |

About Park National
The Park National Bank is the leading financial institution in Licking County and a top community bank in central Ohio. Founded in 1908, it provides deposit, loan, and trust and investment services for families and businesses. Park consistently earns high marks and awards for its service, community leadership, and financial performance. Park operates 17 fullservice offices in Licking and Franklin counties. The Park National Bank is a part of Park National Corporation (NYSE:PRK), also headquartered in Newark, Ohio

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