Little Valley, N.Y., may be on the opposite side of the world from Kazakhstan, but Salvatore Marranca is trying to apply the same banking principles in both places.

The president of $90 million-asset Cattaraugus County Bank is spending several weeks in Almanty, capital of the former Soviet republic, working with senior officials at Turanbank to improve their management, policies, and procedures. In particular, Mr. Marranca is focusing on marketing the bank to new consumer and business customers in an effort to raise capital.

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