Slideshow Community Banks Move into New Cribs

  • October 02 2012, 9:54am EDT
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Seeking Legroom

Patriot Bank in Broken Arrow, Okla., has nearly doubled its assets to $89 million in three years and needed bigger digs. Its new headquarters will be three times larger (12,000 square feet) and is scheduled to open in February.

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Branding Move

When Heritage Financial of Olympia, Wash., signed a lease for its regional headquarters in Vancouver, Wash., it also obtained naming rights for the building, as well as a first-floor retail branch office.

A Tony Suite Suits Us

Metropolitan Bancgroup of Ridgeland, Miss., built a new headquarters because its focus on private banking for wealthy clients -- not retail banking - accelerated its growth, CEO Curt Gabardi says.

Ohio Eye-Catcher

First Financial Bancorp of Cincinnati moved into a newly renovated space in downtown Cincinnati in late 2011.

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Spending Green to Go Green

Lakeland Financial's new regional headquarters, in Carmel, Ind., was expensive to build because the company wanted - and got -- the U.S.Green Building Council's LEED certification for the office.