An Uncommon Groundbreaking
First National Bank Breaks Ground on it's New Monroe Branch
Shovels of dirt marked the beginning of construction for the latest addition to First National Bank’s growing family. The new branch will be located on the corner of 18th Street and Hudson in Monroe. The bank broke ground October 24th for its newest branch, a more than 5000 square foot state of the art facility. Several public officials and bank representatives were on hand for the ceremony including the presidents of both the Monroe and West Monroe/West Ouachita Chambers of Commerce. Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, Monroe City Council Chairperson Ray Armstrong and Louisiana Senator Mike Walsworth helped the Bank’s Board of Directors, led by Russell Woodard along with the President / CEO of First National Bank, Brian Woodard with the festivities.
The banks design is innovative, high tech and will also include offices for its sister company, Ensure, the Insurance Agency. The exterior of the building is a polished pre-cast limestone with glass columns. There will be two entrances, one on 18th Street and the other facing Hudson Lane. The interior will also include polished stone and extremely high end finishing. Ricky Choppin with Mapp construction says, "there is not a bank in town that will look like this.” Map Construction was the contractor chosen to build the Facility.
First National Bank takes pride in its motto- The Uncommon Bank. "Being Uncommon in every thing we do means we are committed to make every interaction with our customers and community an experience that is noticeably different and more exceptional than any they have ever encountered.", says Ashley Doughty, business development officer.