On October 30, 1st Source Bank celebrated the official grand reopening of its Portage Central Banking Center with a day-long celebration and ribbon cutting. Clients visited the newly remodeled banking center, located at 6043 Central Avenue, throughout the day to experience the office’s transformation and to celebrate the bank’s 150th anniversary. The celebration continued in the evening with a ribbon cutting and after-hours event for local area chamber of commerce members and area business professionals.
Participating in the ribbon cutting from 1st Source were Jim Seitz, President; Bob Ax, Regional President; Jesús Cervera, Portage Central Banking Center Manager; Jayne Cooper, Regional Sales Manager; Gloria Vaughan McKown, Valparaiso Downtown Banking Center Manager and Danielle Eigenmann, Client Services Associate. Terry Hufford, Executive Director of the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce also participated in the ribbon cutting.
The celebration marked the end of an extensive renovation project that transformed the entire banking center. Gone are the traditional teller walls, which have been replaced with side-by-side banking to allow a more personal and connected banking experience. Clients can now see exactly what the teller sees during their transaction. The banking center also includes a customer convenience center with a fax machine, shredder and two internet-connected computers as well as a children’s play area. Clients can also enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while they take care of their banking.
"Clients have really enjoyed the changes and new conveniences at the banking center," said Jesús Cervera, Banking Center Manager. "With side-by-side banking we’re able to deliver the same great service, in a more personal way."
1st Source also presented the Marine Corps Junior ROTC of Portage High School with a $500 donation in celebration of the grand reopening. Eleven JROTC members presented the Colors at the event.
Photographed (left to right): Danielle Eigenmann, 1st Source Client Services Associate; Jayne Cooper, 1st Source Regional Sales Manager; Bob Ax, 1st Source Regional President; Terry Hufford, Executive Director of the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce; Jesús Cervera, 1st Source Portage Central Banking Center Manager; Jim Seitz, 1st Source President and Gloria Vaughan McKown, 1st Source Valparaiso Downtown Banking Center Manager.