Peoples Bank at 5 South Main Street, and the Medallion Restaurant, just across the street in Philippi, are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in February. 

Marija Ilic, (left) is the Manager at the Medallion Restaurant.  Cierra Skidmore is the bank’s Personal Banker.

Peoples Bank is headquartered in Marietta, Ohio, says Retail Marketing Manager Callie Arison (She may be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  “The bank was founded in 1902 and is one of the top 200 banks in the United States with full-time branches in Ohio, Washington, D. C., Maryland, West Virginia and Kentucky,” she says.  “Our vision is to be the best community bank in America.”

Financial services offered through Peoples Bank includes the divisions of Peoples Investment Services, Peoples Premium Finance, and North Sar Leasing, including the Peoples Insurance Agency and Vantage Financial, LLC., the latter being one of the twenty largest bank-owned insurance companies in the country.

“Peoples Bank makes a major impact in our communities”, Arison says, “and we give back through sponsorships, donations, and volunteer efforts.  We plan to deliver one-hundred-twenty acts of kindness to celebrate our 120th anniversary.  We were recognized in 2021 and 2022 as the Best Bank to Work For by the American Banker and were hailed by Newsweek Magazine as one of America’s Best Banks in 2023”.

The Medallion Restaurant at 12 South Main Street offers a full menu, daily buffets, and breakfast all day.  In addition to a unique weekday breakfast buffet, the Sunday hot buffet attracts diners from as far away as Morgantown.  The facility has a popular private banquet room used for meetings, celebrations, showers, reunions, and a host of other purposes.

The Medallion name has been a staple of Philippi’s Main Street for over thirty years, Ilic says.  “We are glad to be fully open following the recent Covid lockdowns and we have expanded our service to lunch-time delivery within a six-mile radius.”  (Telephone (304) 457-3463 for delivery). The restaurant is open six days a week, is closed on Mondays and may be reached at (304) 457-8008 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“We recently introduced a weekly breakfast buffet from 7:00 to 10:30 a.m. while the Saturday breakfast runs until 2:00 p.m.  We offer daily veteran and military discounts as well as discounts for emergency responders.  Tuesday sees a discounted lunch buffet for seniors with various specials.  There is also a 50 percent-off kids menu during Philippi Final Fridays,” she says.