Community members, employees and directors
broke ground at the new Calhoun Banks site

Calhoun Banks had it's official ground breaking ceremony Thursday, July 28, at it's new building location in Glenville.

The new branch will be approximately 4500 square feet in size and is located on Rt. 33/119 beside Rite Aid.

Bruce Fitzwater, Branch Manager of the Glenville office made opening remarks about the new building and praised the people and business' of Gilmer County for their continued support.

Mayor Brian Kennedy congratulated the bank for their success and welcomed the new building to Glenville. County Commissioner Reta Kight also congratulated Calhoun Banks for their investment in the community and Gilmer County.

Economic Development President Dennis Pounds remarked that it's always welcome to see new growth in the community and shows signs of prosperity for our area.

Jim Bennett, CEO of Calhoun Banks indicated the need for Calhoun Banks to relocate to this lot because their current location is located in a flood hazard area and also "the time is right for us to move, because of growth. Our assets have more than doubled in size since purchasing the branch in 1997 from Huntington Banks," he said.

The building was designed by WYK Associates of Clarksburg, WV and will be built by Elkview Builders from Mt. Clare.

The building process will take approximately nine months. A grand opening will be announced upon completion.

The new site is located on Route 33/119 in Glenville

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