Vol. 108 2024 Issue 3 (may/June)

Banking Center News

1st Source Bank, South Bend, formally opened its latest branch on Feb. 29 in Niles, Michigan. As part of the grand opening, the bank presented a check to Luvability Ministries, a local nonprofit that provides services to adults and teens with intellectual disabilities.

Members of the Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce, the community and 1st Source Bank gathered to cut the ribbon on the bank’s newest branch in Niles, Mich., on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.

Kellen Van Hulle, regional sales manager; Coley Pesce, business banker; Shelli Alexander, regional president; Becky Spicer, retail business banker; and Lagena Frantz, branch manager

Centier Bank, Merrillville, cut the ribbon on its newly renovated downtown South Bend branch on Jan. 22. The bank first opened the branch at 108 N. Main St. in 2017. The renovations expanded its footprint by 1,319 square feet, including an expanded lobby and additional teller line.

Meanwhile, the bank hung its signature “big blue bow” on its newest Indianapolis branch in mid-February ahead of the branch’s March 4 grand opening at 6210 Allisonville Rd. Bank leaders say they plan to open at least two more Indianapolis branches this year.

South Bend Mayor James Mueller (center) was on-hand for the ribbon cutting alongside bank representatives, including (from left) President Chris Campbell, Market President Len Amat, Chairman & CEO Mike Schrage, and Branch Manager Kevin Fautz.

Centier Bank’s newest Indianapolis-area branch, located 62nd Street and Allisonville Road.

Community First Bank of Indiana, Kokomo, celebrated the grand opening of its newest banking center on Feb. 8. The bank’s Hamilton County Loan Production Office had been operating out of the space at 9998 Crosspoint Blvd. since June 2023, but it has now been expanded to offer full banking services. In keeping with tradition with all its grand openings, the bank presented a major community donation, giving the Hamilton County Executive Directors’ Group a check for $12,000 to put on a four-part nonprofit learning series in 2024 in partnership with the Hedges nonprofit consulting firm.

Bank representatives presented a $12,000 check to the Hamilton County Executive Directors’ Group as part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the bank’s new Fishers banking center on Feb. 8, 2024.

JCBank, Seymour, cut the ribbon on its new Greensburg banking center on Jan. 31. The 4,200 square-foot branch at 1035 N. Lincoln St. opened for business on Dec. 18, 2023. It is the bank’s first brick-and-mortar presence in Decatur County and 13th total location.

(from left) Greensburg Mayor Joshua Marsh; Bryan Robbins, executive director of the Economic Development Corp. of Greensburg; Dawn Lowe, executive director of the Greensburg Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, along with bank staff and customers on-hand to cut the ribbon on the bank’s first Decatur County branch, Jan. 31, 2024.

Old National Bank, Evansville, opened its latest branch on the east side of Indianapolis in March. Located at 5620 E. 30th St. near Eastern Star Church, the location was chosen with input from community leaders, churches and local organizations to ensure it would be accessible, convenient to residents and businesses, and able to serve the area’s diverse community. Donations were presented to three community partners in conjunction with the opening, including Eastern Star Church, Sankofa School of Success and the United Northeast Community Development Corporation (UNEC). This is the bank’s 20th location in the Indianapolis area.

(from left) Monica Phillips, Semi Bello, Moussa Ibrahim, Andrea McGordon, Robert Hailey, Tony Hobbs, Rafael Sanchez, Alisha Withers, Tony Hebenstreit, Ali Shields, Geoff Thompson and Leo Lopez.

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