You’ve seen it before and you’ll see it again, another bank comes to town, gets out the gold shovels, and breaks ground on a new building. However, this isn’t just any other building and Cornerstone Bank isn’t just any other bank.
“Cornerstone Bank has been located in Bismarck since 2007, and our bank has roots in North Dakota going back to 1936. Our new bank is a demonstration of our continued commitment to the Bismarck and Mandan communities, our customers, and our team members,” said Gary Petersen, Cornerstone Bank Chairman.
Recently Cornerstone Bank held a ground breaking that was anything but generic. Bank leaders and team members came together, yet socially distancing, to commemorate this exciting moment in Cornerstone Bank history. Equipped with rakes, garden tools, chain saws, and even a couple Tonka Trucks, the team showed up ready to move some dirt and celebrate the start of this new chapter.
“It’s clear that our expertise is in banking, not excavating! However, we’re proud to reinvest in this great community. Our new bank will allow us to provide innovative customer service well into the future,” said Kristine Melby, Bismarck Market President.
Cornerstone Bank currently has three separate locations in Bismarck including two bank locations and a third location for offices. The new bank will bring all team members together in one location and provide room for future growth.
The new bank is located at 1806 North 12th Street, just a couple blocks south of the north Cornerstone Bank location in Bismarck. The building timeline is 12-14 months, with the Cornerstone team planning to be moved in and serving customers by the end of 2021.