FNB Bank announced its purchase of the Mayfield Messenger building, located at 201 N. Eighth St. FNB plans to renovate the building that the Messenger has called home since 1979 and use it for a new Operations Center in early 2018.
The Mayfield Messenger will move to its new home, 111 S. Seventh St., across from the Graves County Courthouse, on Monday, September 11. The building is the former home of Rondo’s Bakery and the Graves County Republican Party.
Sally Hopkins, FNB’s Chief Operating Officer, said the bank is looking forward to expanding into the building on North Eighth Street. “We are preserving a building in Mayfield that has been a focal point in our community for nearly 40 years,” she said. “We moved into our new main office in May 2009 with room to grow. We soon exceeded our growth expectations as our footprint expanded throughout western Kentucky. This growth has in turn led to more jobs and the need for more space. The Messenger building is an obvious choice to us, due to its in close proximity to our main office facility, located at 101 E. Broadway. After renovation, our operations center and facilities department will relocate to this building.”
Moving the operations center and facilities department means the main office will be better suited to meet customers’ needs, Marketing Director Brooke Wiles said. FNB anticipates opening the new operations center in the first quarter of 2018. “As the oldest community bank in Mayfield, founded here in 1875, we are glad that we have the opportunity to expand into an existing downtown building instead of building new,” she said.
FNB President and CEO Marty Nichols agreed. “As a community bank, we are proud to continue our investment in revitalizing downtown Mayfield,” he said. “We are committed to becoming a leader in providing innovative banking technology and services to our community. Our success means more success for Mayfield-Graves County, a great place to call home.”
FNB Bank, founded in 1875, is one of the oldest banks in the state of Kentucky and ranks among the highest in the nation in the area of safety and soundness. The bank currently has eight locations: Mayfield Main, Mayfield Southside, Wingo, Lone Oak, Paducah, Murray, Cadiz Main, and Cadiz West. FNB is member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.