The good news about Heartland Bank’s recent downtown move is that the new location is only two short blocks to the west of the old location. The bad news is that on moving day, the temperature was two degrees, there were a few inches of snow on the ground and the wind was gusting upwards of 29 miles per hour through the wind tunnel that is downtown Columbus, Ohio.
Thanks to the moving crew of AAO, Consumer Loan Officer James Hazley; VP Retail Sales Manager Ben Babcanec, VP Retail Operations Manager Ashley Trout; AO COS Patsy Loless, SCSR Jake Garris, Investment Representative Jason Ellinger, CSR Megan Lupica and AVP Facilities/Security Cecil Beasley, all equipment was moved, installed and working properly by the end of the day on Friday, January 24.
While Heartland Bank originally opened its doors back in 2006 on East State Street at Capitol Square, the new site at 101 South High provides a prominent presence in the gateway to the southern portion of downtown Columbus. “This new location will give us increased visibility and an opportunity to expand our relationships and community involvement in downtown Columbus. Downtown has now evolved into its own distinct community and deserves their own Community Bank,” stated Scott McComb, Chairman, President, and CEO of Heartland Bank.
A noticeable feature of the new space will be exterior signage that features a large 32’x40’ video display board that will be used to showcase clients, local events and organizations that the bank has partnered with over the years through philanthropic endeavors. The display board will be installed this spring.Heartland Bank partnered with Bill Schottenstein on the purchase of the building and signage. Lion Construction completed the build out and the design. Greg Schenk of the Schenk Company represented Heartland for site selection and real estate services.
If you live, work or play downtown, please stop by and see your neighborhood Community Bankers at 101 South High Street. Reserved parking is available on State Street, just west of High. And while the construction dust is still settling, you can be assured that you’ll be greeted with a warm smile and a friendly handshake each and every day. Stop in to see us and experience the difference a Community Bank can make.