Officials from First Community Bank-Naperville made the renovation on their new location, well, even more official during groundbreaking ceremonies on July 25. When interior construction and the drive-through window are completed later this year, the bank will serve the community at Naperville Plaza at 24 W. Gartner, Suite 104.
After being introduced by FCB-Naperville President Pat Benton, Mayor George Pradel reminisced about the former Washington Bank & Trust that stood at the location in the 1970s, started by a group of local businessmen. He made the connection between businessman Dick Wehrli’s involvement from 40 years ago and Wehrli’s son, Scott Wehrli, who today holds a similar role at First Community Bank–Naperville.
During his remarks, Mayor Pradel also acknowledged, “Pat Benton has been with us a long time here in Naperville, too.”
“We are pleased to start renovation on our new Naperville Plaza location for First Community Bank–Naperville,” said Scott Wehrli, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “We are ready to get this new location all set for business. Today’s groundbreaking is the start of an exciting new era for First Community Bank – Naperville.”
First Community Bank is renovating a storefront that has a history of banking in Naperville Plaza. The former Washington Bank & Trust also was founded by a group of local businessmen. The original vault is still in place. First Community Bank will be updating and upgrading the retail space and adding a drive through lane around the building.
First Community Bank is a Naperville bank in every sense of the word; the board of directors is made up of local businesspeople who have each personally invested in the bank. The focus of the bank is to promote the growth of the local economy, with a professional banking team overseeing the lending of local money to Naperville area businesses. FDIC insured, First Community Bank is a branch of First Community Bank of Joliet.
The bank will be moving from its temporary location at 2728 W. 75th Street, where it remains open until the new facility is complete.
For more information about First Community Bank–Naperville, call ( 630) 357.3810 or visit their online services at www.FCBNaperville.com.
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The groundbreaking photo of five includes FCB-Naperville President Pat Benton, City Councilman Doug Krause, Mayor George Pradel, City Councilman Steve Chirico and Board Chairman Scott Wehrli.
The other groundbreaking photo pictures Pat Benton, Bill Hayes, Musad Arjmand, Steve Randich, Dan Casey, Scott Wehrli, Eva Huerta-Pavia, Steven Neuhauer, Jim Bergeron, Ray Jones and George Barr, all associated with First Community Bank.