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CornerStone Bank to build new bank in Watford City

Posted 2/09/16 (Tue)

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

CornerStone Bank, formerly McKenzie County Bank, will be breaking ground this spring on a new bank facility in Watford City.
According to Dale Patten, Watford City Market president, the new bank building will be constructed north of the Holiday gas station in Watford City’s South Park area.
“We have outgrown our existing location,” states Patten. “We have enjoyed participating in McKenzie County and Watford City’s tremendous growth. We are very excited to bring new banking facilities to town that will allow us to not only continue serving customers and meeting the needs of the community, but also to continue to be a part of the area’s growth.”
According to Patten, CornerStone Bank will break ground for its new location this spring with plans to have the new bank open to customers in the summer of 2017.
According to Patten, the new bank facility will offer conveniences like a drive-up ATM and provide better parking in addition to the same great services offered at the current location.
CornerStone is working with the architectural firm, Wild CRG, on the project.
The bank’s name was changed from McKenzie County Bank to CornerStone Bank in March 2015 through a merger between Lakeside Bank Holding Company and CornerStone Bank Holding Company. McKenzie County Bank was started in 1982 and their rich history of community banking and community commitment continues through CornerStone Bank. CornerStone Bank has full service bank locations in Bismarck, Fargo, Makoti, New Town, Parshall, Plaza, and Watford City, with a full service bank opening in Dickinson in March 2016, and additional mortgage offices in Grand Forks and Minot.
CornerStone Bank Holding Company currently has $800 million in assets.