Bank of Oklahoma Branches Into Crest Foods

Bank of Oklahoma will hold its grand opening for its first InStore branch inside a Crest Foods, an Oklahoma City-based grocery retailer, Friday, Oct. 27. The branch will be located at 1315 N. Eastern Ave., in Moore, Oklahoma, and it will offer full-service banking.
“We are very pleased to announce this new partnership with Crest Foods. This is also BOk’s first entry into Moore which is a community we have been interested in for quite some time,” Oklahoma City President Mark Funke said. “We know that the clientele at Crest will enjoy being able to bank after hours and on the weekends, and we know that this relationship will mutually benefit the strategies of both institutions.”
Crest Foods President Bruce Harroz says the affiliation creates an added value for store customers that allows for increased service and convenience options.
“We offer convenient, cost-effective grocery shopping and are pleased our customers will now be able to take care of their banking needs when they come to shop,” Harroz said. “Our company culture of offering friendly, full-customer service from the front door greeter to the deliverer placing the groceries in consumers’ cars will only be enhanced by this InStore branch in our Eastern Avenue store.”
In addition to marking the first partnership with Crest Foods, it is the first new BOk location of several more to open across Oklahoma before the end of 2006. “We are pleased with these moves in Oklahoma City and throughout Oklahoma and this growth is representative of the deliberate growth strategy of BOk,” Funke said.
To commemorate the first of the expansions, the new InStore branch will host a grand opening celebration from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 27. After a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m., Bank of Oklahoma will present The Oklahoma City Metro Literacy Coalition with a $1,000 gift to help kick-start this newly formed, local nonprofit. Bank of Oklahoma will conclude the event with a $1,000 cash giveaway drawing at 7 p.m.
“In Oklahoma County, there are more than 140,000 adults who read below functional level, and currently we serve about 9,000 of those,” said Betsy Mantor, President of the OKC Junior League. “These Bank of Oklahoma dollars will help build a city that reads.” The Junior League is one of five member organizations that make up the coordinating team for the Coalition.

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