First-Knox National Bank President Vickie A. Sant was pleased to be present for the ground breaking of the new Mount Gilead office last Tuesday. Also present for the occasion were Morrow County Chamber of Commerce Board members, Chamber Director, Cathy Francis and Mount Gilead Mayor, Mike Porter.
The new building will combine the present offices of the downtown Mount Gilead location at 17 West High St. and the office at 504 West High Street in Mount Gilead where the new building is being constructed.
“The functionality of the new office will be greatly enhanced for our customers,” commented Sant. “We can consolidate resources and expertise, and continue to be a full-service bank for the folks of Morrow County.”
The new facility will include a drive-up ATM and two drive-in lanes. There will be three teller stations and five customer service areas inside the bank.
“We are very excited about the investment we are making in Mount Gilead and look forward to sharing with our customers and the community the new building upon its completion,” Sant added.
Construction is expected to be completed in approximately six months. First-Knox announced last fall that the downtown office will be donated to the Morrow County Historical Society.
Mount Gilead Bank Manager, Erin Kelty said the branch and ATM at 504 W. High St. will remain open during construction. She added that the downtown office in Mount Gilead will make every effort to keep parking spaces open to accommodate customers throughout the construction project.
Chamber President, Cathy Francis commented that the Chamber of Commerce is happy to see the community and the First-Knox Bank growing.
“We look forward to seeing the new building when it’s completed,” Francis said.