Vol. 108 2024 Issue 4 (July/August)

Banking Center News

Banking Center News

1st Source Bank, South Bend, opened a dedicated loan production office in Crown Point, the bank’s first brick-and-mortar presence in Lake County. Associates serve community businesses with small business loans, deposits, Treasury and other commercial credit needs.

(center) Jannelle Spindler, banking center manager for the new Cedar Lake branch, and bank chairman & CEO Mike Schrage cut the ribbon on the branch on May 16, 2024.

Centier Bank, Merrillville, presented a $500 check to the Hanover Township Trustee Office’s food pantry on May 16 as part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Cedar Lake branch. Located at 9728 W. 133rd St., the new banking center is 25 minutes southwest of the bank’s Merrillville headquarters in northwest Indiana. The 1,900-square-foot facility will have a five-person staff, led by Jannelle Spindler as banking center manager. As part of opening festivities, the branch hosted a booth at the Cedar Lake Farmers Market on June 12 and will again on Aug. 28.

This artist rendering depicts the newly renamed Centier Bank Building on Berry Street in Fort Wayne, expected to open in the fall of 2024.

The bank is in the process of expanding its Fort Wayne presence, moving from 803 S. Calhoun St. to 127 W. Berry St. and renaming the new location to be the Centier Bank Building. Work on the 13,500-square-foot location will be the largest interior renovation in the bank’s history, done in partnership with IBA associate member Design Collaborative. The branch is expected to open this fall.

This artist rendering depicts the new First Farmers Bank & Trust Co. branch coming to Midtown Carmel in late 2024.

First Farmers Bank & Trust Co., Converse, is working on a new branch that will open in Carmel later this year. The 2,800-square-foot lease at Midtown Carmel at 111 S. Rangeline Rd. will be part of a larger mixed-use building. The bank’s existing loan production office in Carmel will move to this location and expand into a full banking center.

This rendering depicts First Financial Bank’s new Chicagoland headquarters and commercial lending center.

First Financial Bank, Cincinnati, has expanded into Chicago with a new Chicagoland headquarters in Fulton Market. The new commercial lending center provides commercial credit and services, asset-based lending, ESOP, sponsor and family office banking, syndications, Treasury management, trade finance, M&A advisory, risk management and employee financial wellness programs.

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