Heartland Bank in Gowrie moves

Heartland Bank in Gowrie moves Main Photo

16 Jul 2017

Terrence Dwyer

Heartland Bank has a new home in Gowrie.

On June 26, customers were welcomed to the bank’s brand-new building at 1201 Market St. This location is about a block and a half from its longtime previous venue. The new facility has been under construction since groundbreaking took place in June 2016.

“It was totally new construction,” Kevin Black, bank president and chief executive officer, said. “The building we came out of was built in 1910. We felt it was time to do an upgrade. We wanted to upgrade the facility to have better surroundings and more room, of course. It also allows us to offer more convenient services. We now have a drive-through, an ATM and a drive-up night deposit.”

He said he and the other members of the Heartland team are delighted with their new place of business.

“The facility turned out really well,” Black said. “It is a single floor. It has an atrium with a 19- or 20-foot ceiling on the main lobby area. It’s quite a change. We are pretty proud of it. That’s for sure.”

An important feature of the new structure is a large community room with an on-site kitchen. The community room can accommodate up to 155 people.

“The building is about 6,600 square feet,” Black said. “Part of that, a little over 2,100 square feet, is a community room available to the residents of Gowrie.”

He said the decision to spend the resources required for the new banking facility and to include a community room in the plans for the building both reflect the Heartland Bank’s commitment to Gowrie.

“It is a major investment for the community by the bank. It’s not cheap to build anymore,” Black said. “The community has served us pretty well over the years. Having a community room was a significant expense. We felt the town needed it. We hope it is going to get used. We’re looking forward to opening that up to the community. There was no good gathering place before this.”

A grand opening for the new Heartland Bank in Gowrie is planned for Sept. 8.

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