Media Release-Groundbreaking Ceremony

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VP Marketing and Communications






Legence Bank Held Groundbreaking Ceremony for NEW Marion Branch Location


Eldorado, IL., May 14, 2019 -- Legence Bank, a strong community bank since 1906, with a focus on building stronger communities and providing customized financial solutions, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Marion Branch location at 1133 North Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959.


The branch, which represents Legence Bank’s continued growth in the Marion community, will focus on providing new and innovative banking experiences for all customers.  In addition, the Legence Bank team has a goal to integrate new brand concepts involving more technology and conveniences for our customers.  We have a commitment to our customers in providing strategically driven solutions to help them be successful and grow in today’s shifting economy, which makes our partnerships strong.


During the ceremony, Mayor Mike Absher spoke about the excitement for the Marion community and the continued business growth Legence Bank is helping to provide.  Along with Mayor Absher, Gail Barger-Lannom, Chairperson of the Marion Chamber of Commerce also expressed her thanks to Legence Bank for continued growth opportunities and support of the small businesses and the Marion Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited to deepen our relationships in and around Marion,” explained President/CEO of Legence Bank, Kevin Beckemeyer said Legence Bank. “Partnering with the Marion Chamber of Commerce and the City of Marion – who are already doing great work locally, helps our mission of making a positive impact in the communities we serve.”


Legence Bank - Ground Breaking Photo of Kevin Beckemeyer

This will be a full-service bank with mortgage, consumer, commercial, and agricultural lenders available, in addition to financial advisors and a variety of competitive deposit products. We are working with Adrenaline, a leading international design and implementation firm serving the financial services industry to create the Legence Bank of the future in 2019. They have been a premier provider of growth solutions for financial institutions, helping organizations advance by focusing on the design and delivery of customer and employee experiences.

From ideation through implementation, Legence Bank will be crafting a unique customer journey. This journey will include allowing customers to experience the physical space within the branch in a more relaxed and casual setting. By removing traditional teller lines, introducing Universal Bankers, and celebrating an open floor plan, employees will instantly connect with the customers they serve. By designing a more holistic branch delivery model, Legence Bank employees and customers will be better able to connect in a more energized, modernized, and relationship-friendly manner.

Legence Bank - Ground Breaking Photo with shovels


Construction is underway and Legence Bank plans to hold a Grand Opening celebration for its new Marion Branch location in November.



Legence Bank

Legence Bank began providing banking services in southern Illinois in 1906.  Today, the bank maintains $476 million in assets and operates 13 branch locations across southern Illinois and 1 in southern Indiana. Legence Bank offers a variety of checking accounts, saving accounts, mortgage loans, agriculture loans, along with a full range of commercial banking services.  In addition to many features in online banking and our app to provide conveniences to our customers. Legence Bank is a strong supporter of the communities we serve, donating and volunteering to help local civic and philanthropic organizations. The Bank's board, management and staff are excited to create new banking concepts for the communities we serve. With over a century of history and a legacy of caring, personal service, Legence Bank is forging ahead into the future, continuing its strategic goal of providing the communities it serves with a premier financial institution and state of the art technology and conveniences, while remaining independently owned and committed to our most valuable asset: our customers. For more information, visit


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