OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gateway First Bank will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the company’s first banking center in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. Located at 6303 Waterford Boulevard, Suite 100, the bank is at the intersection of NW 63rd and Pennsylvania Avenue in Oklahoma City.

The day’s events include a live radio remote, giveaways, and the chance to win a round of golf with pro golfer Rhein Gibson. In keeping with Gateway’s mission to strengthen families and communities, there will also be a special ‘Giving Day’. For every new customer who opens a new in-person check on April 13, Gateway First Bank will give the customer $100, along with a $100 donation to local charities. Customers can choose from one of the following nonprofit organizations to receive the $100 donation: Citizens Caring for Children, Infant Crisis Services, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma.

In addition to offering retail banking services, the new location also houses Gateway’s commercial banking team in Oklahoma City. The team, led by Charlie Crouse, Commercial Banking Director, and Jeb Cook, Market President, offers a portfolio of commercial lending, cash management, corporate auditing and private banking services.

“Gateway has an extremely strong presence in the Oklahoma City area in the mortgage market,” said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway. “Today is the culmination of a dream to merge a successful national mortgage company with an Oklahoma community bank. We promised that if we could turn that dream into a reality, we would expand access to banking services in communities in Oklahoma and its contiguous states.”

Gateway First Bank started in 2019 with five banking centers in western Oklahoma that are foundational businesses in those communities. Today’s grand opening, along with a recent opening in the Tulsa market, will bring Gateway’s banking footprint to eight locations, with more on the way. Other Gateway First Bank locations include Cherokee, Tonkawa, Nash, Wakita, Helena and a micro-branch in the Jenks business building.

“Today demonstrates Gateway’s commitment to investing in our local communities,” said Jason Porter, Vice President of Retail Banking Operations. services they need to succeed.

“We are very proud to work with area business owners to help build community,” said Jeb Cook. “Our dedicated and experienced bankers will work together to understand your business, assess your needs and goals, develop a plan to help you achieve your goals.”

About Gateway First Bank

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution providing banking and mortgage services to consumer and business customers. Based in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.9 billion bank with a large mortgage operation. Gateway is one of Oklahoma’s largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States, with eight banking centers in Oklahoma, more than 170 mortgage centers in 43 states and more than 1,600 employees. To learn more, visit www.GatewayFirst.com. FDIC Member, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)

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