TFNB opens first bank in East Waco in more than 100 years

By November 3, 2020Press Releases
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TFNB Your Bank for Life opened its fifth location on 715 Elm Ave. on Monday Nov. 2nd. This is the first bank in East Waco in over 100 years. The CenTex African American Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Waco Chamber all helped TFNB commemorate the historic return of banking services to the East side of the river.

TFNB Your Bank for Life President and CEO David Littlewood sees this new location as an opportunity to invest further into the Waco community.

“It’s our desire to be a part of and connect with East Waco in East Waco, not from across town,” said Littlewood. “We will have a full-service staff on site that will be there to meet their needs. A community is as good as the sum of its parts. East Waco has some of the longest established businesses and neighborhoods in all of Waco.”

TFNB Senior Vice President Dortheia Love looks forward to the opportunity to build even better relationships with the East Waco community.

“We will prove to you through our actions and drive for excellence, how we plan to become the East Waco ‘bank of choice’,” said Love. “TFNB Your Bank for Life will provide you with expertise, a caring listening spirit, and local decision making. We will become partners in your future successes. We welcome you to a caring and listening bank that wants to get to know you. You can dream it, believe it, and experience it, at TFNB Your Bank for Life.”

According to a small research project spearheaded by Baylor’s Department of History, the last known bank in East Waco was The Texas Guarantee Bank and Trust Company. The bank opened an Elm Ave. location in 1913 but closed it between 1915 and 1916. TFNB, started under the charter First National Bank of McGregor in 1889, had already been in business for 24 years the last time a bank served East Waco. 107 years later, TFNB is excited to provide quality banking services to the East Waco community.

A public grand opening ceremony is planned for Nov. 19th.

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