SPARTA Noble Community Bank, a full-service independent bank created to serve the Sussex County area, officially opened for business on Monday, Aug. 29 at 370 Lafayette Road, Route 15, in Sparta. The bank will be holding a month-long grand opening celebration beginning Saturday, Sept. 17. The event will feature additional special financial offers, instant cash giveaways with more than $1,600 in prizes, a month-long sweepstakes with a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate from Sparta Coin and Jewelry, early bird gifts for the first 50 adults who visit the bank that day, free refreshments, souvenir gifts and entertainment. "To highlight our special brand of hometown banking," said Brian Fitzpatrick, bank president and CEO, "we're offering a new high-rate money market account to all our checking customers with direct deposit that delivers the earning power of a CD with the accessibility and convenience of a money market account. At 3.65 percent, our Regal Money Market Account features one of the highest money market yields available in the area. "It's a perfect way to introduce ourselves to our friends and neighbors, letting them know that we're here to provide the kind of friendly, personalized service that's been missing with larger regional bank networks in our neighborhoods." Noble Community Bank offers a complete range of financial services, including residential mortgages, home equity lines of credit, commercial mortgages, business loans, lines of credit, fee-free checking, free online banking with free bill pay services, and 24-hour walk-up ATM. As a local, independent bank, it will be able to offer special loan and financial management programs designed for small and medium size businesses. Representatives of the bank include Gregory Daniels as vice senior president and chief financial officer, Tom D'Urso as senior vice president and chief lending officer, Carole Raney as senior executive assistant, and Victoria Tramaglini as branch manager. Noble Community Bank is a member of the FDIC and is an equal housing/equal opportunity lender. For more information, call 973-940-1071.