Wells Banks holds ceremony

Civic and business leader were on hand to celebrate with the opening of Wells Bank’s new headquarters on Thursday, April 26.

The new location located in the old Apple Market building, adjacent to their second Platte City location at 1100 Branch Street, features a modern bank with many features customers look for in a bank like private rooms for its lending officers and modern touches like automated banking.

 BRYCE MERENESS/Citizen photo Wells Bank celebrated a ribbon cutting at its new headquarters at 1100  Branch Street on Thursday, April 26. Wells Bank has served Platte City for  nearly 140 years. 

BRYCE MERENESS/Citizen photo
Wells Bank celebrated a ribbon cutting at its new headquarters at 1100  Branch Street on Thursday, April 26. Wells Bank has served Platte City for  nearly 140 years. 

Platte City Mayor Frank Offut presented a proclamation to chief financial officer Jim Baber and president and CEO Robert Barmann recognizing the nearly 140 years of service to Platte Citians.

Wells bank opened in Platte City in 1879 and it’s new location will mean the bank will consolidate both branches into one area.

“We’re all together and we have the room to grow,” Baumann said. “We plan on serving the area for many, many more years and this will allow us to do that. Putting both the branches together (is my favorite part). We’re all together and we have to room to grow. That and the interior and exterior are just lovely.

The Platte City Chamber of Commerce then brought everyone outside for the official ribbon cutting.

Wells bank operates five branches, one in Platte City, Savannah, Oregon, Maryville and Kansas City on Prairie View Road.