MOUNT GILEAD — The First-Knox National Bank announced today it will build a new Mount Gilead office near the site of their current office at 504 W. High St. The over $1 million investment will consolidate the two Mount Gilead operations and include many technological and aesthetic upgrades. The building is designed to meet the evolving needs of the customers while utilizing the strength and experience of their current staff.

The decision has created an opportunity for the Morrow County Historical Society. First-Knox will donate the downtown Mount Gilead office to the historical society to address its growing presence in the community.

“We have enjoyed our many, many years in the downtown location and in the historic building we have so proudly called home,” said First-Knox President Vickie Sant. “The historical value of this building and its many stories made the historical society the perfect recipient for this donation. We care about the rich history of Mount Gilead and its buildings. We are excited for our opportunity, as well, and plan to create a new space for the bank and the people of Mount Gilead and Morrow County. We believe in the growth of this community and will continue to be a part of it.”

A timeline for the transition is still in the works. First-Knox plans to begin construction on the new building by spring 2014. Renderings of the new facility will be on display in the lobby of the downtown Mount Gilead Office, 17 W. High St., as well as the Edison Office, 504 W. High St.



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