New Shamrock Bank Branch Aims to Serve Ave Maria Community in Many Ways
Published on Saturday, 07 July 2012 18:38
As town residents explored the facilities at Shamrock Bank during an open house held Saturday in anticipation of the bank’s scheduled opening on August 13, bank CEO Colleen Kvetko was pointing out features that were geared to making the bank “a social gathering place.”
“We realize that Ave Maria is more of a social town – everybody knows everybody. The population extends from babies to grandparents and everything in between,” Mrs. Kvetko said. She explained that in addition to serving traditional banking needs, the concept for Shamrock Bank in Ave Maria was to create a space that met various needs of the community.
She pointed out a room holding a variety of toys and other fun objects to play in or on or to crawl through (pictured at right). “Now, when parents need to spend a little more time in the bank, their children can be amusing themselves here,” she said.
Passing a rectangular table in the lobby, she explained “We plan to create a tech bar right there,” she said, “so if students want to use it, or just need some quiet time with their computer, it’s available for them.”
One of the rooms would offer the use of Skype, a shredding machine emptying into a locked box, a copier and a fax machine, she said. A small conference room would be available for associations to hold meetings or for lawyers to handle bank-related business such as closings.
“Oh, yes, and we’re pet friendly too,” she said, adding that the bank planned to lay in a supply of dog biscuits.
Left, members of the Shamrock Bank team attending included (l-r): Director Lou DePrisco, Carlos Figueroa, branch manager John Tenney, Mrs. Kvetko and Director Jim Magnus.