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Merchants and Planters to host grand opening of new Batesville location Jan. 24

Merchants and Planters Bank will hold a grand opening celebration of their new, full-service banking office located at 3081 Harrison St. in Batesville, Wednesday, Jan. 24, beginning at 2 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Tours of the over-17,000 square-foot facility will be available along with cake and the opportunity to win prizes.

“We just want the community to have a good time and know that we’re happy to be here and ready to serve them,” says Lee Conditt, market president for Merchants and Planters Bank in Batesville.

The bank officially opened for business on Monday, Nov. 20, offering an extensive line of financial solutions, complete with checking accounts, savings accounts, commercial and consumer loans, mortgage loans, trust, wealth management, and insurance services. 

The expansion comes twenty years after Merchants and Planters opened for business in Batesville. This is the bank’s thirteenth location in their five county service area.  

Merchants and Planters Bank was established in 1946 and operates as a community bank that is over thirty percent employee-owned. Their other Independence County offices are in Southside, downtown Batesville, and Newark.


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