The Friendship State Bank unloaded the moving van, unpacked the boxes, and will officially open the doors of their newest location on Demaree Drive in Madison on May 2.
“The Friendship State Bank has enjoyed doing business with folks in Madison for years,” CEO Chris Meyer shared. “We are excited to now serve them at a more convenient location.”
Friendly and familiar faces will greet you at the bank’s new digs. The team brings nearly 40 years of banking experience.
Kim Taylor, branch manager, has been with The Friendship State Bank for 16 years at the Versailles location. She is eager to serve current and new customers in Madison.
“I love our customers,” Taylor shared. “It makes my day when they walk out with a smile. I’m looking forward to making the Madison community part of my family.”
Bridgett Gray, head teller, enjoys getting to know customers and learning about their families, pets, and everyday lives. She appreciated Friendship’s true concern for people prior to her employment.
“I have been a lifelong customer, since my parents opened my Kid$ave account. I always enjoyed my experience as a customer. I knew I would enjoy working here just as much,” Gray shared. “We are truly family and community oriented. That is what stands out the most to me. We don’t just talk about it; we really deliver on that as our promise to our customers.”
Sherri Furnish and Mark Goley comprise the lending team and have found their careers in community banking a great opportunity to serve others.
“I like helping clients reach their goals and dreams,” Furnish shared. “Working with them to purchase their first home, new home, new automobile, establish credit or answer questions regarding different financing situations is very rewarding.”
“I get a lot of satisfaction helping local businesses get started,” Goley said. “I also enjoy working with the agriculture community and assisting with their lending needs. It is rewarding to play a little part in helping people become financially successful.”
Furnish believes Friendship has much to offer the community. Headquartered in Friendship, Indiana since 1912, it is just 25 miles northeast of Madison and deeply committed to the communities it serves.
“I enjoy working for a local, small town bank that has local people making the decisions and being able to work with people who care about the people they serve,” Furnish explained. “Friendship has a community mentality. The staff is here to give customer service, not just push products to get quotas. Their presence in Madison will help keep our town vibrant.”
Friendship will be hosting an open house on Saturday, May 14 from 8:30am-Noon. They invite the community to come check out the newly remodeled building, enjoy coffee from G.H. Coffee Company and sweet treats from Horst’s Little Bakery Haus. They will also have a variety of gifts for guests and customers.