Nearly eight months after breaking ground last summer, First State Bank held a ribbon cutting for its new Stevens Point office which opened on Monday, April 11. Located at 5500 Carrie Frost Drive in the Portage County Business Park, the more than 15,000 square-foot office replaces the bank’s location on Park Ridge Drive, which closed on April 8.
“We think our customers will really enjoy this convenient location and access,” commented Bob Van Asten, First State Bank’s president and CEO. “We are also excited to expand our local services and staff in this larger facility,”
The bank has added to its business and agricultural lending staff over the last eighteen months and soon plans to hire a local mortgage lender for the Stevens Point office. A financial advisor is also being sought for the First State Investment Center. “Having these individuals in our Stevens Point office simply helps us be a better financial resource for our customers,” explained Van Asten.
The Stevens Point office is also home to several of the bank’s operational staff as well as its training facilities. “With our decentralized operating model, we are able to attract talent from communities throughout our market area,” said Van Asten. “And with Stevens Point being central to our footprint, it is the perfect location to bring our teams together for training. Our lower level can seat more than 100 people or be broken down into smaller group spaces.”
First State Bank plans to hold a grand opening celebration for customers and the community in June.