1997 was a banner year for banking in Louisiana. It was the year Louisiana returned to its community banking roots with the opening of The Bank, in Jennings and Iowa, the first new bank chartered in the State in 13 years. As it turns out, The Bank was on the leading edge
of a growing trend toward community banks, which are noted for personal service and close relationships with their customers. Many market analysts view this trend as a healthy antidote to the huge bank holding conglomerates which have swept the country over the past two decades. Jeff Boudreaux, CEO of The Bank, notes that the Board of Directors is completely local, including business and professional people from communities throughout Southwest Louisiana. It is managed and staffed by banking professionals with decades of experience and a deep knowledge and understanding of the people they serve.
The Bank prides themselves on fast, friendly service! They understand your time is valuable, which is why they make it easy for you to take care of all of your financial needs. Their expansion into Acadia Parish has been wonderful – due to the success of the Iota branch. This made it an easy decision to continue the desired growth in Acadia Parish. The Rayne branch of The Bank is opening very soon and construction is currently underway for the future location in Crowley.
Employees are the largest part of any bank’s expansion and many of The Bank’s employees are already in place. Heather LaBouve, Vice President/Branch Manager in Iota, is very active in Acadia Parish and presently serving as a Board Member of the Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce. Her love and desire to be part of Acadia Parish’s community is more than evident. Romona Credeur, a 45-year veteran of the Acadia Parish banking community is also on board to make this expansion a success.
The Bank is community driven and expanding their presence in Acadia Parish is their number one goal. Blaine Boudreaux president of The Bank is proud of this expansion. “It’s about people and community”. He adds: “If you want to find out what personal service is all about…give us a call. The Bank, Your Bank for Fast Friendly Service”. Convenient locations, flexible hours, innovative products, great rates on savings and CD’s, common sense financial planning and exceptional customer service…it all adds up to The Bank, your bank for fast friendly service.