Horizon Announces Grand Opening of Indy Office

January 22, 2014 08:58 AM

INDIANAPOLIS, January 22, 2014 – With over 140 years serving the Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan communities, Horizon Bank N.A. (Horizon Bank) is expanding its roots into the Indianapolis market. Officially opening its doors at 302 North Alabama street on January 27, 2014, Horizon Bank brings financial expertise and a solid reputation for smart business strategies backed by local banking professionals recruited by Horizon Bank.

February 3-14 marks the official Grand Opening Celebration, in which Horizon Bank’s local staff will encourage prospective new clients to come in to meet the bankers and see how Horizon Bank is refreshingly different than other financial institutions. Guests who visit Horizon during the celebration will get some great freebies along with special offers, and the chance to win an iPad Air, simply by completing an easy “Enter to Win” form.

Bill Denton, Horizon Bank Market President for Greater Indianapolis, explained how the key Horizon Bank advantage is easy to understand.  “We know Indy because we live Indy,” said Denton. “The people who serve our customers are more than financial experts. For the most part, these people are also your neighbors and understand the nuances and landscape of the local community. Add the fact that our new office is centrally located in downtown makes banking at Horizon an easy decision for customers seeking exceptional business or personal banking services.”
Denton is joined by a team of banking experts in specialized service areas. This team consists of Sandy Moffett, Business Banker; Stacey Roberts, VP Senior Commercial Loan Officer; John Travis, SVP Commercial Loan Group Manager; Ruby Santamaria, Office Manager; Mark Gehring, Personal Banker; Diane Renforth, VP Senior Trust Officer, Investments; Jim Gray, VP Senior Commercial Loan Officer; Dave Voris, VP Treasury Management Officer; Dave Van Ness, ESOP Trust Officer and Gloria Letner, Asst. VP Treasury Management.

These local bankers understand the needs of Indianapolis businesses and are ready to assist our customers in meeting those needs,” Denton said. “We really have the best of both worlds – banking professionals who understand the business of Indianapolis backed by an experienced and growing bank that is dedicated to the success of Indiana.”

In addition to the carefully assembled team at the new Horizon Bank branch, those will enter the doors will experience another innovative concept designed to personalize the banking experience. No more rows of tellers. No more getting in line to complete your banking transactions.  No more money drawers to compromise security.  The open and spacious floorplan of the new office features the latest concept in banking – the use of  “dialogue banking pods.”

Denton explained that when customers enter the bank, they will be greeted at the door and escorted to one of two stand-up teller workstations. They will stand next to the teller to complete their banking business.  “Teller pods represent a more personalized, customer friendly way of doing business,” commented Denton. “Customers and bank representatives create the ‘dialogue’ that helps build solid relationships between the banker and the customer.  After all, I’ve found success in the business world is all about quality products and services, but the real value lies in the relationships that people create among each other. This is what lasts.”

Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Northern and Central Indiana and Southwest Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary Horizon Bank, NA.  Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com.  Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol HBNC.