Academy Bank Opens Flagship Retail Banking Center in Kansas City Crossroads Arts District

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Walk-up video banking offers personal banking beyond traditional banking hours; academy express drive-thru video banking coming to crossroads this year; new partnership with ArtsKC showcases rotating work by local artists in Bank’s Collaborative Community Space; grand opening kicks off with “First Fridays” event on Sept. 6

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Academy Bank today announces the opening of its new flagship retail banking center and home office in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District is anchored by its eclectic, creative spirit. As a dedicated member of this vibrant community, we’ve designed Academy Bank in the Crossroads to be a collaborative, inviting environment that embraces the future of banking.

Academy Bank, a full-service community bank and wholly owned subsidiary of Dickinson Financial Corp., today announces the opening of its new flagship retail banking center and home office in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City, Mo. The new branch — located at 1881 Main Street — demonstrates Academy Bank’s continued expansion of its new concept in community banking throughout the bi-state metropolitan area.

“Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District is anchored by its eclectic, creative spirit. As a dedicated member of this vibrant community, we’ve designed Academy Bank in the Crossroads to be a collaborative, inviting environment that embraces the future of banking,” said Paul Holewinski, President and CEO of Academy Bank.

The Crossroads retail banking center comprises 4,214 square feet of the first floor of the stand-alone building adjacent to Corrigan Station to offer a full range of personal, business and commercial banking services. As part of its new approach to community banking, the Crossroads branch shares an outdoor courtyard space with neighboring businesses including The Roasterie and WeWork Kansas City. In addition, Academy Bank in the Crossroads offers community conference rooms and comfortable workspaces with free WiFi that can be reserved at no charge by area businesses and organizations.

Walk-Up Video Bank and Extended Hours
In addition to Smart ATM and mobile services, Academy Bank in the Crossroads offers the latest in banking technology with Walk-Up Video Banking that offers personal face-to-face service. With the touch of a screen, customers can speak with a Video Banker to help with most banking services with the convenience and flexibility of extended banking hours, seven days a week (8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday).

By the end of this year, Academy Bank also will introduce Academy Express — an innovative Drive-Thru Video Banking and ATM service — in the Crossroads Arts District. Academy Express will connect drive-up customers to a live banker outside of traditional banking hours, seven days a week (8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday).

ArtsKC + Grand Opening Partnerships
To demonstrate its commitment to Kansas City’s local arts community, Academy Bank in the Crossroads forged a new partnership with ArtsKC. The partnership will kick-off on September 6 when a local artist will draw small portraits for visitors during the public “First Friday” event in the new Crossroads branch.

As a new member of ArtsKC’s “Now Showing” program, the Crossroads branch will display rotating work by local artists throughout the year. Artwork will be prominently displayed in the bank’s community spaces that feature comfortable seating along with digital screens featuring stories about the local artists.

To introduce itself to the Crossroads community, Academy Bank is partnering with neighborhood retailers — including The Roasterie, Crossroads Spa, Tapcade and Christopher Elbow — to sponsor a week of daily “freebies” during Grand Opening Week, from Monday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 13. Details are available @facebook.com/BankWithAcademy

The new Crossroads branch demonstrates Academy Bank’s continued focused growth in the bi-state Kansas City metropolitan area. This year, Academy Bank plans to open retail banking centers in Lenexa, Kan. and the Northland in Kansas City, Mo. In August, the bank opened a new retail banking center in Overland Park, Kan.

Academy Bank ranked third on the Kansas City Business Journal’s list of the “strongest large banks in 2018” with a loan portfolio growth of 22.2%. The $1.5 billion-asset bank has 20 branches in the Kansas City bi-state region, making it the seventh-largest bank based in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

About Academy Bank
Academy Bank is a full-service commercial bank with $1.5 billion in assets and over 70 branch locations in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri. Academy Bank provides a wide range of financial solutions for business and individuals, including commercial and business banking, treasury management and mortgage services. Academy Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dickinson Financial Corporation, a $2.5 billion bank holding company headquartered in downtown Kansas City, Mo. Academy Bank’s sister bank, Armed Forces Bank, proudly serves active and retired military and civilian customers in all 50 states and across the world. For more, visit http://www.academybank.com

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