Traditional Bank to open new branch downtown

Published 9:45 am Friday, May 31, 2019

Downtown Winchester is about to gain another financial institution.

Traditional Bank officials said its new branch at 30 W. Broadway St. is set to open in the coming days.

The branch will be the bank’s second location in Winchester, along with its branch on Colby Road.

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“There is a great energy and economic focus that’s propelling the expansion of commerce and culture downtown,” Traditional Bank market leader Mason Guy said in a statement. “You can feel the community pride that is driving the growth and our bank is thankful to be part of it.”

The bank has scheduled an open house for 5 p.m. Friday, June 7.

“It’s a good time to be downtown,” Traditional Bank Director of Advertising Kristyn Disponette said. “There’s a real revitalization down there. The energy is good. The location where we want to be.”

Since late 2018, workers have been renovating the building, including replacing the roof, resurfacing the front of the building and installing a new automated teller machine, Disponette said.

“Our board and management team are excited for the opportunity that a second location provides to better serve the entire Winchester community,” Traditional Bank President Andy Baker said in a statement. “The timing is right, the downtown location is perfect and our organization is ready to grow in Clark County.”

Disponette said Guy, loan officer Allison Roberts and banking center officer Amelia Bayley will move from the Colby Road location to the downtown branch.

“We’re excited because that will be a local team that people know,” she said.

Traditional Bank, based in Mount Sterling, opened its first Winchester branch in 1997 and moved to the Colby Road location in 2004. According to the bank, it currently has $1.5 billion in assets and 16 branches among five counties.

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