By Mark Ambrogi
The National Bank of Indianapolis is offering east Carmel residents a closer option.
The bank will open a branch at 5760 E. Main St., at Hazel Dell Parkway and 131st Street. Holli Ford, the vice president and banking center manager, said the branch will open May 2. The official ribbon cutting, along with giveaways, will likely be held June 3, Ford said. The bank plans to host a series of after-hours events for area residents and businesses after the opening.
This is The National Bank of Indianapolis’ 13th branch and the fifth in Carmel, but this one is the farthest east.
“They did a couple of years worth of research trying to pin down the next location,” Ford said. “They (bank officials) figured there was a market for east Carmel because there wasn’t anything super convenient for them over here. This is a pretty residential area, which is different from our other locations aside from the Village of West Clay.”
Ford was previously at Old National Bank for 10 years and was hired by The National Bank of Indianapolis in November to manage the new branch.
“I got to visit all the locations and got to know all the different departments and everyone that runs them,” she said. “I’ve learned how each banking center does its own thing. It’s been nice to get to know everyone because if I just started as soon as we opened, I would not have had that opportunity.”
Most of the branches are set up to look the same, Ford said.
“So when you go from one to the other, you get the same feel,” Ford said. “We’ll have fresh-baked cookies and coffee, all kinds of great stuff.”
The branch will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The bank offers a full menu of consumer, mortgage and corporate loans, retirement and investment services, complete trust services, treasury management, credit cards, online and mobile banking and specialized private banking services.