The president and CEO of the holding company for Northwest Bank ran the opening bell on NASDAQ Monday to celebrate 25 years as a publicly-traded company.

Ronald J. Seiffert was joined by executive management and the board of directors.

Northwest Bancshares Inc. is part of the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

“We’re truly honored to be here celebrating our 25th anniversary," said Seiffert. "During moments like this, it’s certainly natural to step back and reflect on 25 years in the industry and as a company. Today we stand as a growing, forward-looking, customer-centric community bank focused on providing value, trust and loyalty to our employees and customers.”

Northwest Bank was founded in 1896 and operates 172 full-service offices and 10 free-standing drive through locations.