Temporary full-service office located in Wheatfield
BankOnBuffalo, which has been highly successful with its personalized banking approach since launching almost two years ago, opened its fourth branch location Wednesday, and its first in Niagara County at 6947 Williams Road in the Town of Wheatfield.
The temporary, full-service office is located in a former bank facility and offers drive-through banking and ATM access. Plans are underway to construct a permanent branch facility to service customers at 676 72nd St. in Niagara Falls, which is projected to open in 2019.
"We are delighted to be in Niagara County with the opportunity to offer the personalized banking approach that has been very attractive in addressing the financial needs and interests of both businesses and individuals in our first three branches in Erie County," said Martin T. Griffith, BankOnBuffalo president. "We are already working with several customers in Niagara County, so this temporary office is increasingly important to us."
Leading a homegrown team at the Wheatfield branch is Niagara County and Lewiston native Annette Tomlin, who is serving as Niagara Regional community office manager.
BankOnBuffalo began as a start-up division of CNB Bank with a loan origination office and, in February 2017, opened a full-service bank branch on the first floor of the Electric Tower in downtown Buffalo. Since then, BankOnBuffalo has opened full-service branches in Orchard Park and Williamsville, and created a new private banking and wealth management service called BankOnBuffalo Investment Advisors.
Prime banking services available include consumer and business deposit accounts, real estate, commercial, industrial, residential and consumer loans and lines of credit, treasury services, online banking, mobile banking, merchant credit card processing, remote deposit, and accounts receivable handling.
BankOnBuffalo recently announced it will locate its regional headquarters on the historic seventh floor of the Electric Tower, with a grand opening anticipated in late 2018.
Wednesday, the bank was greeted by a plethora of local elected officials, including Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, representatives from Sen. Rob Ortt's office, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Niagara Falls Councilman Chris Voccio and Niagara County Legislators Owen Steed and Mark Grozio. Along with the officials, bank representatives and many others, BankOnBuffalo formally cut the ribbon to its new facility.
For more information about BankOnBuffalo, visit its website at www.BankOnBuffalo.bank.
Tribune Editor David Yarger contributed to this report.