Woodward will be seeing another bank setting up shop as Bank 7 makes its way into town.

“We are pleased to add this new branch to our existing Medford and Oklahoma City locations,” said President of the Haines Financial Group John T. Phillips. “We intend for this third facility to be fully operational by the fall of 2006.”

According to Hamilton, Woodward is not the only place his company is studying for future locations.

“We have and are looking at other opportunities that make sense for us,” said Phillips. “A branch in Woodward made sense to us. We have been looking at Woodward for the past 12 months and we are glad to be expanding in Northwest Oklahoma.”

Phillips said banking specialist and Vice Chairman of Haines Financial Corporation Lewis D. Bolar will bring his many years of banking experience to the forefront of the Woodward branch.

“His extensive history in banks throughout Oklahoma and California will prove to benefit Bank 7’s new role in Woodward,” said Phillips.

William B. Haines, Chairman of Haines Financial Corporation, is excited about Bank 7 coming to Woodward.

“We are excited to bring Bank 7 into a city with so much growth and opportunity,” said Haines. “Having lived in the Woodward area most of our lives, we feel a special connection to this community and recognize its overall potential.”

According to Haines, making a positive difference for Bank 7 customers will be a goal for the new Woodward branch.

“Our goal is to build a new customer base and help those customers succeed,” said Haines. “Bank 7’s success depends solely on its community’s ability to prosper. We want to make sure we do everything possible to make that happen.”

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Bank 7 is the lastest in a series of banking moves in Woodward. Bank of Western Oklahoma is building a new facility along Williams and Downs Avenue that should open later this year, and the Stock Exchange Bank has plans to add a third location in Woodward, on the west side of the community, in 2007

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