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Horizon Celebrates their Newest Bilingual Banking Center in LaPorte Indiana

Michigan City, IN – Horizon Bank announced its second full-service Spanish banking center at 301 Boyd Boulevard in LaPorte.

Several community dignitaries helped commemorate the occasion. Those in attendance included: Mayor Tom Dermody and wife Jackie Dermody, Michael Riehle and Lindsay Jongkind of LaPorte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP), members of the LaPorte City Council and school board, as well as representatives from Horizon Bank’s Diversity Business Council.

Angel Vega, Bilingual Branch Manager, is eager for the opportunity to better address the needs of Spanish speaking families and businesses in LaPorte. “It's important to show the community that we are here and ready to serve,” said Vega. “We've already had a great response from our Spanish speaking customers. They feel comfortable and enjoy working with us.”

“Offering of Spanish banking services in LaPorte will make a great impact on the local community.  For Horizon, it’s not just about bilingual services. It’s about our commitment to assist the underserved with positive outreach and helpful resources,” stated Lewis Scott, Vice President, Senior Community Development Officer of Horizon Bank.

The LaPorte bilingual team is comprised of the following: Angel Vega, Branch Manager, Marlon Amaya, Customer Service Representative, and Tellers Betsi Medina Garcia, Cheri Stahl, Katie Liebbe, and Jenifer Gutierrez Garcia. The branch is also staffed with a dedicated Mortgage Loan Originator, Peggy Loza and a Community Lender, Cristal Alcantar.

About Horizon Bank

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

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Phone: (219) 874-9208
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