A successful bank is mirrored by the success of its customers. Since 1873, when BloomBank first opened its doors for business, the community prospered through the success of its businessmen and the hard work and thrift of its citizens. This financial institution has been in continuous operation ever since. It has experienced sorrow, joy, disaster, and success ingredients which have built stamina into the institution
The town of Bloomfield has an exciting history that has strongly influenced the success of the BloomBank. History can take us as far back as 1849, when Chauncy Rose came to the area and established a grist mill, smelting mill and a small bank called the Bank of Indiana. This bank was located on the shores of Richland Creek near Chauncy’s Furnace Mill. In 1856, Rose sold his holdings, receiving 200,000 dollars in cash, and moved to Terre Haute.