Horizon Bank held a grand-opening ceremony Aug. 28 at its new location in downtown Noblesville at 44 S. Eighth St.
The bank underwent renovations, highlighted with a façade change to a bright green, beginning in the last quarter of 2017. It opened for business in late July.
Market President David Bedwell said Horizon Bank typically constructs a new building. Restoring a historic building was unprecendeted.
“We really wanted to incorporate into the Noblesville hipster vibe,” Bedwell said. “We really wanted some of the old town mixed in with the new construction and technology.”
The restored, two-story building has sectioned-off rooms. Renovations included opening up the area but leaving the old windows and an exposed brick wall on the second story.
“We wanted to bring some historic features forward and incorporate a lot of our branding,” Bedwell said. “We’ve been accepted fairly well from our neighbors and from the downtown corridor. This is a new venture for us because normally we build a brick-and-mortar branch. This is very unique for Horizon. We had good initial support from the community in the downtown corridor and the chamber (of commerce), and a lot of local folks have really embraced us. It plays into our strategic plan, which is really being that community bank and having that community bank feel.”
For more, visit horizonbank.com.