RCB Bank to open new Ark City location soon
published on 12/16/2013
UPDATE* - January 7, 2014
The Ark City North branch at 2019 N. Summit will reopen for business a little later than originally planned. Due to construction and weather delays, the newly rebuilt branch will open on Monday, January 27 with grand opening celebrations scheduled for the last week in February.
RCB Bank to open new location in Arkansas City
Construction nearing completion on the “North” branch
Read this article online at the Ark City Traveler: http://www.arkcity.net/news/top_story/article_739d0e40-648e-11e3-9c79-0019bb2963f4.html
The construction of the RCB Bank branch at 2019 N. Summit is scheduled to be completed later this month and will open for business on Monday, January 13, 2014. A grand opening celebration will take place in early 2014. Construction began on the facility in mid-June.
“We are very much looking forward to the new building,” said Lonnie McCullough, RCB Bank Arkansas City/Winfield Market President.
“Operating out of a modular building for the last 6 months has been a little uncomfortable” said McCullough. “But the temporary discomfort is for the long-term goal, which is the bank’s investment in this community. We want to grow here and we want to be able to better serve our customers,” said McCullough.
The new facility hosts much more parking and a spacious interior, including four teller windows, four offices and five drive thru lanes. The new branch is a departure from current RCB Bank branch designs, and is meant to be sleek and quick with customer access a main priority. Virginia Wells, AVP loan officer, will be relocating to the newly remodeled branch. Trust services will continue to office in the Downtown location, as will Lonnie McCullough, Market President who provides commercial, agriculture and consumer lending. Caroline Kaufman, branch retail coordinator, will primarily office downtown but will also office at the North facility as needed.
“We have a great, historic building downtown and we serve a lot of customers here,” said McCullough. “But I think our customers will appreciate the new North location, the ample parking and how convenient it is to stop by.”
In addition to the opening of the new North branch, the Express branch at 601 N. Summit will undergo a facelift in the coming months. The current drive thru lanes and building will be replaced with two ATMs at a large, double-sided, drive-up kiosk. One of those will be a “Smart” ATM – which allows the customer to not only withdraw funds from the kiosk but also make deposits. The additional green space at the location will be updated into a park-like atmosphere with new landscaping and other improvements.
“The ‘Smart’ ATM is quite remarkable,” said McCullough. “It allows customers to bank with us 24 hours a day. Sometimes, you just don’t want to wait in line for a simple transaction, and this ATM, along with mobile deposit on smartphones, makes that possible. The technology of banking is really evolving.”
The full-service, “Smart” ATM can take cash or check deposits, as well as the traditional ATM functions of making transfers, withdrawing cash and check account balances. After deposits are made, customers will receive receipts of their transactions with images of any checks deposited and also a breakdown of any cash deposited by denomination.
Employees who were previously located at the Express location will move to the North or Downtown branches.
The construction at the Express location will begin in January. One ATM will remain open during construction for customer convenience. ATMs are also available at the new North branch as well as at the Downtown location.
“Throughout our construction this year, we’ve made it a point to make sure we are open and available for our customers,” said McCullough. “I think our customers are going to enjoy the openness of the new branch and how much easier it is to do business with us. We encourage everyone to stop by and check out the new facility.”
“RCB Bank is a hometown bank and we try to embody that in everything we do,” said McCullough. “Loan decisions are made locally, and we try to do business with our customers and local companies as often as we can. The hometown, community bank is how we’ve been able to succeed and that’s really what makes us special.”
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RCB Bank is a community bank with assets totaling more than $2 Billion, over 500 employees and 30 locations across Kansas and Oklahoma. Founded in 1936, RCB is committed to serving its communities with conservative banking practices and progressive banking products. For additional information, visit www.RCBBank.com.
Photo Caption: A rendering of the new RCB Bank Arkansas City North branch.