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Gateway Breaks Ground on Flagship Banking Center in Jenks

March 31, 2021 GMT

JENKS, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 31, 2021--

Gateway First Bank announced the groundbreaking for its new flagship banking center today. Located on Jenks’ Main Street, the 3,500 square foot banking center will sit on the company headquarters’ campus just off Highway 75.

The flagship banking center’s convenient location will be a welcoming landmark upon entering the city of Jenks from the highway. The building’s location, architecture and design are an intentional reflection of Gateway’s dedication to serving families and the community. The use of modern materials and glass will create an open and inviting atmosphere with a large, spacious lobby as well as a community room that will be available as an event space. The banking center will provide a place to touch down, drop by, get connected, and serve clients in a sunlit warm and welcoming environment. Gateway will add trees native to Oklahoma and design the landscape to bring beauty and freshness.


“We are thrilled to begin the construction of our flagship location that is also the “gateway” to the city of Jenks,” said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway. “The new banking center will go above and beyond in providing traditional bank branch services. The building will serve as a multi-purpose space where clients and community members can meet while also offering traditional banking service that can fulfilling all their banking needs. This opening is a testament to Gateway’s commitment to investing in our local communities, starting right in the city we call home.”

This flagship location compliments Gateway’s approach of building a bank that offers clients both options of high touch service and high-tech solutions. The banking center will allow for personal consultations with bankers in private offices where client’s needs can be assessed, and a plan can be created to help achieve financial goals. For clients on the go, Gateway will offer drive-thru banking, 24-hour ATM along with its online and mobile app experiences.

The flagship Jenks location is the first step in the expanding Gateway footprint. Other Gateway First Bank locations include Cherokee, Tonkawa, Nash, Wakita, Helena and a microbranch in the Jenks corporate building.

The Gateway Corporate campus and surrounding area is quickly developing and will be a mixed-use space including a Candlewood Suites Hotel, Casey’s General Store, medical office buildings, office space, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Vertical Limit Fitness and South County Gymnastics.


The banking center is expected to open third quarter of 2021. Project partners include Gibraltar Capital, KSQ Design, CR Crawford Construction, 360 Engineering, Precision Engineering Group, Wallace and Studio 08 Consultants.

About Gateway First Bank

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.9 billion asset sized bank with a strong mortgage operation. Gateway is one of the largest banking operations Oklahoma and mortgage operations in the United States with six bank branches in Oklahoma, over 165 mortgage centers in 43 states, and over 1,600 employees. Learn more at www.GatewayFirst.com. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)

Follow Gateway First on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/GatewayFirstBank/ ), LinkedIn ( https://www.linkedin.com/company/gatewayfirst/ ) and Twitter ( https://twitter.com/Gateway1st ).

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