AUBURN – Auburn State Bank hosted a grand opening Wednesday for its J Street addition.
Bank CEO Jeff Allgood said a need for the new space was evident after a 2016 merger with Carson National Bank.
Allgood: “It didn’t take us long to realize that we needed more space and to get everybody under one roof, if we were going to become more efficient and provide the services to our customers that they desired, so we started the process then.”
Dozens of visitors enjoyed the lobby, inspected the Remington statue donated by Gary VerMaas of VerMaas Construction, sat in the plush seating room and toured the new offices.
Allgood: “We have a wonderful turnout today. It was really nice to see.”
The move from the former Carson Bank location will be completed this summer.
Allgood: “I think this is a really big moment for Auburn State Bank and Carson National Bank. Carson National Bank was chartered 131 years ago and Auburn State Bank started in 1905. I’d say this (day) probably rates in the top three or four in the histories of both banks.”
The new bank addition was constructed on the former site of Flower Country and Gifts and Glen’s Drugstore. It utilizes the existing bank drive-through and will locate e-banking in the established portions of bank building.
Allgood: “We do thank you for coming out today, for helping us celebrate our new addition, for your support and belief in what we do. We do look forward to continuing our service to our customers and our community and the vision that began 131 years ago. “