The Kiskiminetas Valley has been home to Apollo Trust Company for more than 145 years. Comprised of small towns, villages, and rural countryside, the area abounds in natural beauty. The Kiskiminetas River, or Kiski as it is known locally, is a swift moving tributary of the Allegheny River where residents and visitors come to fish, canoe, and kayak. The Roaring Run Recreation Area, located one mile upriver from Apollo, is an integral part of the Pittsburgh to Harrisburg Mainline Canal Greenway. The Greenway highlights historical and cultural resources throughout the Kiski Valley. A regional trail system provides extensive miles of hiking and bicycling opportunities.
Our small towns work hard to remain viable, vibrant, and attractive to local businesses and residents. Working together, the municipalities of Freeport, Leechburg, and Apollo have focused on the economic revitalization and historical preservation of the local river towns. All three towns received the prestigious Main Street Designation in 2009. The Victorian town of Vandergrift has been an accredited participant in the Main Street Program since 2005.
The Main Street Program, a national downtown revitalization program, has been a key factor in creating economic growth for our smaller communities. Developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Main Street designation recognizes and encourages historic preservation and local business development for a healthy commercial district. Apollo Trust has been actively involved with many Main Street restoration projects while assisting many small business owners.
Community is What We Are About
At Apollo Trust, the community is at the heart of our business. We support local initiatives, charities, and small businesses. We also encourage our employees to participate and volunteer in the communities they serve. Giving back to the community is one way we can support our customers, neighbors, and friends – making the Kiski Valley a better place to live.
Apollo Trust Company is proud to serve all the communities of the Kiski Valley and the friendly and hard-working people who, like Apollo Trust, call it home.