AND WE ARE! A new multi-million dollar Paducah Bank office is being built at the corner of Pecan Drive and James Sanders Boulevard near Home Depot. The building will consist of a threestory 15,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility with 5,000 square feet per floor. A four-story tower will designate the signature entry element of the building and will contain a two-level atrium at the entry vestibule and elevator lobby.
A four-lane, double stage drive-through with an additional ATM lane will also be provided.
The building construction will consist of a structural steel frame with concrete composite floor slabs for seismic stability. Construction is now underway with an expected completion by June 2008. Bank offices will occupy the first floor with additional space for lease and future expansion of the bank.
“This new investment in our network of community bank locations will aid us in providing advanced customer service to the businesses and residents in the ever-expanding western portion of the city and county,” said Joe Framptom, CEO of The Paducah Bank and Trust Company. “This beautiful new building will not only be an aesthetic asset to the developing mall area, it will also be a spacious, technologically sophisticated facility which will continue to enhance our bank’s exceptional provision of products and services to Paducah and the surrounding communities.”
The ground-breaking ceremony this summer included a special “kid-dig” element and the arrival of the bank’s new WOW! Wagon, a vehicle designed to dispense ice cream and other treats.
“The kid-dig idea sprung from our bank’s focus on families and our belief in the importance of valuing and supporting the education and development of Paducah’s future citizens,” commented Wally Bateman, President of Paducah Bank. “We had a sand pile and we handed out buckets, shovels, and beach balls for the kids who helped us ‘break our first ground’ on our new site.”
The bank’s new WOW! Wagon is a fun way for the company to participate in area fairs, festivals and special events. “It’s a traditional type ice-cream truck and will be staffed by our very own ‘Dr. Cool,’” Bateman added. “We think it will be a great way for us to help out local charities and organizations during fund-raisers or community affairs. It’s just one more way we seek to invest in the success of every part of our community’s endeavors.”
Last year Paducah Bank opened its $1.25 million Operations Center in downtown Paducah.
“Our growth is only possible because of the many meaningful relationships we have built with our friends and neighbors over the years,” Framptom added. “The citizens of our community have turned to us for financial needs and we want to continue to provide them with the very best financial services available anywhere. To us, that means an investment in our physical ability to efficiently handle the bank’s operations and to provide customer service that consistently goes beyond expectations.”