Tuesday, December 11, 2012
IBC Bank Breaks Ground in Construction of New Branch in Oklahoma
Bank investing more than $2 million in building
that will preserve the city’s history
(Left to right): IBC Bank-Oklahoma board members Dr. Gib Gibson and Bill Schonacher, Guthrie Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Mary Coffin, IBC Bank-Guthrie Branch Manager Ethan Kieffer, and Guthrie Mayor Chuck Burtcher break ground on the new IBC Bank branch in Guthrie, OK in a November ceremony.
(Dec. 11, 2012) Guthrie, OK. – IBC Bank-Oklahoma, the City of Guthrie, the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce, and the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) commemorated the demolition of the current IBC Bank branch in Guthrie on Nov. 7. Leaders from the Guthrie community gathered to witness the breaking of ground by city and IBC Bank officials; the unveiling of renderings of the future, contemporary branch building; and an address to the City of Guthrie by former Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh.
The new IBC Bank building, scheduled to open in the spring of 2013, will preserve the historic value of the original facility and honor the rich history of the City of Guthrie. The new building will incorporate historic elements such as the iconic red brick found throughout the city and historic pieces from the bank dating back to 1906 that will be on display at the new building for customers and visitors during business hours.
“Our investment in the Guthrie branch tangibly demonstrates IBC Bank’s commitment to providing superior customer service in a modern, welcoming environment,” said Tom Travis, president and CEO of IBC Bank-Oklahoma. “Our successes have come as a result of an innovative attitude to ‘Do More’ for our customers and the communities in which we serve.”
In addition to offering IBC’s full range of deposit and loan products for retail and business customers, IBC’s new Guthrie branch will feature a spacious conference room that will be open to the community at large; three motor bank drive-through lanes for fast, convenient banking; and a drive-up ATM machine.
Former Gov. Nigh, who serves on IBC Bank-Oklahoma’s board of directors, spoke on the bank’s commitment to its customer base in Guthrie. “As a member of the Oklahoma community, I am proud of IBC’s commitment to better serve Guthrie,” said Nigh. “The new branch is a welcome addition to the community and one with state-of-the-art features that will serve residents for many years to come.”
IBC Bank currently has a network of 52 locations providing retail and business banking solutions across Oklahoma. IBC has invested more than $67 million in building and remodeling a total of 37 locations in Oklahoma. The total projected cost for the new Guthrie branch will be about $2,075,000.
“The rebuilding of this branch brings a new positive outlook to the community and reinforces IBC’s commitment to the city of Guthrie,” said Guthrie Mayor Chuck Burtcher. “We hope the citizens of Guthrie take pride in their new IBC Bank branch and enjoy the historical touches incorporated to honor our city.”
IBC Bank–Oklahoma is a division of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), a $12.1 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 215 facilities and more than 335 ATMs serving 88 communities in Oklahoma and Texas.
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