COOKEVILLE – Wilson Bank & Trust firmed its Cookeville plans for both the short term and the long term this week, scheduling a Jan. 29 office opening and a spring groundbreaking to build a permanent branch.
On Thursday, Jan. 29, WB&T will officially open for business at its temporary storefront at 701 E. Spring St. The bank will immediately begin offering its full line of retail and commercial financial services, which include mortgage and other loans, insurance, investments, financial planning and trust services in addition to checking, savings and other everyday banking services through on-site, online and mobile delivery channels. Office hours will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8-5 Fridays and 8-noon Saturdays.
Bank officials also recently completed the purchase of property at 302 S. Jefferson Ave. for a permanent Wilson Bank & Trust office. Construction on that building, a 5,000-square-foot facility that will incorporate some of the latest capabilities in bank design and technology, is scheduled to begin in early April, with a grand opening tentatively slated for early 2016. The new building will be accessible from Lowe Avenue and Stevens Street.
“Serving Putnam County on a larger scale has been a goal of our bank for several years, and we’ve been fortunate to have many things falling into place over the past several weeks,” WB&T CEO Randall Clemons said in a release. “We look forward to establishing a real presence and being part of the Cookeville community with our bank’s 26th full-service office.”