Evans Bancorp continues to ride a wave of strong commercial loan growth.
Evans on Thursday reported a 45 percent increase in its profits to $3.8 million, or 77 cents per share, from $2.6 million, or 54 cents per share a year ago.
"The loan growth is the primary driver, obviously," said David J. Nasca, Evans president and CEO.
The bank's average commercial loans were $998 million in the second quarter, up 18 percent from $763 million in the second quarter of 2017.
Nasca said the bank's loan picture looks good into the second half of the year.
"Along with good growth, we've maintained a continual, robust pipeline," he said.