Park National Bank is Open for Business in the Rookwood Exchange
New office features full-service banking, commercial lending and wealth management
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Park National Bank opened its newest office in the Rookwood Exchange building on Edwards Road to the public on December 7, 2015. The Rookwood office is the bank’s ninth office serving Greater Cincinnati and provides the bank a location near central Hamilton County. Park operates six offices in Clermont County, one in Anderson Township and one in West Chester. The Rookwood office is a full-service banking center, open Monday through Friday, though Park associates will meet with clients by appointment at other times. A Park National Bank ATM in the lobby of the building provides extended banking access during the evenings and on weekends.
The Rookwood office serves as headquarters for Park’s commercial banking and wealth management services. It houses most of the bank’s commercial lending and cash management officers as well as the bank’s trust and investment professionals. The team at Rookwood also provides personal banking services, and includes mortgage lenders and retail banking associates. Currently, sixteen associates are based at Rookwood, with the capacity to grow staff as customer relationships develop. Adam Stypula, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Credit Officer oversees the Commercial Banking staff at the office. Bill Schumacker, Senior Vice President and Trust Officer oversees the bank’s Wealth Management operations, and Chilton Jones, Banking Center Manager, oversees retail banking and teller operations.
“Rookwood Exchange is an ideal location for further extending our business relationships in central Hamilton County,” said Park National Bank president Dave Gooch. “We make it a priority to meet our clients where it’s convenient for them – where they live and work. When considering another location to accommodate the bank’s growth and success in this market, we found that many of our current customers would benefit from the convenience of an office in the Rookwood area.”
Rookwood also provides many opportunities to meet new individuals and businesses who could benefit from Park’s style of financial services. “We look forward to getting to know even more of our new neighbors: the residents, business owners, and community servants in the Norwood and Hyde Park communities,” said Gooch. “You can expect to see an increase in our involvement in your community, with Park bankers serving alongside you in the months and years to come.”
In many of the communities it serves, Park National has come to be recognized for its community involvement. With 100% associate participation in the 2015 United Way campaign, Park was again listed as a Tremendous 25 company for the fourth consecutive year. In 2014, Park National Bank was honored with the ServeOhio Outstanding Corporate Volunteer Initiative by the Ohio Commission on Service & Volunteerism. Park associates contributed more than 2,231 hours of service and served on 34 non-profit boards during 2014.
“We volunteer and give back to our communities because it is embedded into who we are as an organization,” Gooch said. “We volunteer because our bank is comprised of individuals that believe in our culture of service. We volunteer because it is simply the right thing to do.”
Park also received the following recent awards: 2015 Corporate Citizen Award, Clemont Chamber of Commerce; 2015 Lykins Positive Energy Award, CASA for Clermont Kids!; 2014 Corporate Partner Award, Cincinnati Association of Volunteer Administrators; 2014 Business of the Year, Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce; 2014 Large Business of the Year, Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce; 2014 Encourage the Heart Award, Child Focus; 2014 Business Partner of the Year, Clermont Board of Developmental Disabilities; 2014 Pioneer Award, Clermont Chamber of Commerce; and 2014 MVP Award, Junior Achievement.
Park National Bank entered the Cincinnati market in 1994 with an office in downtown Cincinnati. Much of what is now Park National Bank, Southwest Ohio & Northern Kentucky came from the acquisitions of Anderson Bank and First Clermont Bank, giving Park local roots dating back as far as 1886.
About Park National Bank
With locations in Amelia, Anderson, Eastgate, Milford, New Richmond, Owensville, Rookwood and West Chester, Park National Bank provides customers with a full array of personal banking, business banking, and trust and investment products and services. Park National Bank’s Southwest Ohio & Northern Kentucky Division is part of the Park National Corporation (NYSE: PRK). Headquartered in Newark, Ohio, Park National Corporation consists of 11 community bank divisions and two specialty finance companies. Total assets for Park were $7.2 billion as of September 30, 2015.
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