The Maxville Chamber of Commerce is concerned the closure of a bank with long ties to the community will send the wrong message to outside investors.
The chamber is hosting an information session Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Maxville Sports Complex to gather steam in its fight to keep the Scotiabank office open in the North Glengarry village.
"A lot of people see the bank as a cornerstone of the community," said Carma Williams, a North Glengarry councillor."Many people are with the Scotiabank because it is the only bank in town. Many people rely on this bank because they cannot drive to another town."
There has been no timeline attached to the closure of the Maxville branch, but it is expected to take place this year.
The branch has been a mainstay in Maxville for more than 110 years.