Norwest Bank offers convenience by M. Jill Sundstrom Norwest Bank has been open in Vermillion at Jones� Food Center since Nov. 2, but this week it celebrated its grand opening to introduce its staff and services.
The bank opened in Vermillion because of the market potential.
�We wanted to serve our customers who are going to school here and live here,� said Jon Berry, one of two personal bankers on staff at the Vermillion location. �Opening this branch in Vermillion is a great opportunity to serve a community that needed the services and products we can provide � all in one location. We can provide everything for our customers� financial needs.�
Services include checking and savings account transactions, Internet banking, debit cards, CDs, credit cards and student loans. Customers who request investment consultations or who have mortgage, insurance or trust business can also come to the Norwest Vermillion location.
�We can provide the information, do the initial paperwork and then refer the customers to one of our licensed professionals who specialize in their needs,� said Brian Spaans, personal banker, who has been with the Norwest Vermillion location since its opening. �We also have 24-hour telephone banking. Customers who use this service will be happy to know that they won�t get a recording. They talk to real people, trained staff members.�
The location at Jones� Food Center is for convenience, Spaans said.
�We wanted to do something different to offer more convenience to our customers,� Spaans said. �Here, we adjust to our customers� needs. We�re fully staffed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. We�re also open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.�
Drive-up window service and an ATM are also available.
The Vermillion staff includes Spaans and Berry, as well as five tellers. Doug Boe, president/manager, is based in the Norwest Yankton location.