Archive for Thursday, November 3, 2005

New bank opens on Parallel Parkway

November 3, 2005

Customers of the new western Wyandotte County branch office of Country Club Bank can expect more than just a run-of-the-mill financial institution, company officials said.

"We kind of think of it as kind of a community meeting place," said Craig Gafney, regional president. Or, as regional branch manager Jan Wiley said, the new bank is a "point of destination."

Country Club Bank recently opened its new financial center, 110th Street and Parallel Parkway, in Kansas City, Kan., last week. The new bank is seated on the outskirts of the Village West tourism and entertainment district.

The bank, a two-story structure complete with a full basement and community meeting room, encompasses between 14,000 and 15,000 square feet. It will offer full services including commercial, residential and retail lending in addition to numerous others.

Judy's Bakery and Coffee Shop is tentatively scheduled to open a location inside the bank sometime this year.

The bank staffs eight full- and part-time employees.

"Many of the bankers at the new financial center were raised in or live in Wyandotte County and southern Leavenworth County," said Gaffney.

Gaffney said that area growth made Country Club Bank's new location desirable and that the bank hopes to gain customers not only from western Wyandotte County, but southern Leavenworth County as well.

At its recent ribbon-cutting ceremony, the bank had a ribbon constructed with $1,500 in one hundred dollar bills, which was donated to the Piper school district. Gaffney said the donation to the school district was just one of many ways Country Club Bank plans to play a role in the surrounding community.

"We're a family-owned bank, and what's most important to us is family and community," he said. "It's all about family and community."

Lobby hours at the new Country Club Bank location are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The drive-through lanes are open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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