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Open for Business, Luther’s New BancFirst

After months of construction, and an intense weekend of moving in, Luther’s new BancFirst opened for business Monday at its new location at 19280 E Highway 66. The bank moved from its longtime location on Main Street, and the drive-thru location on Ash also closed. The bank’s ATM and drive-thru service is available at the new location.

Special thanks to Haley Dawn Photography for sharing her gallery of photos to celebrate BancFirst’s open house a week ago and the opening on Monday.

An open house a week ago drew many community leaders, business owners and dignitaries to walk-through the new space. Opus Entertainment with Josh and Stephanie Smith provided entertainment and the bank treated its visitors to a spread of delicious food, and gifts including BancFirst mugs, rain gauges, coasters and more. After the showing, many more hours were spent moving equipment, files, vaults and seeing to all the details for a seamless transition.

As part of the largest chartered bank in Oklahoma with more than 100 locations, BancFirst has maintained its community feel in Luther after purchasing the branch from First Bank & Trust in 2017, particularly with its continued local leadership with President Gary Roy and Vice President Leslie (Fesler) Holman. The pair jokes that they must have started with the bank when they were only about ten years old, because each of them has been with the bank for 35 years.

The staff of BancFirst before opening on the first day. Photo by Haley Dawn Photography

With about 20 employees, office space and parking on Luther’s Main Street had been at a premium. There is plenty of employee parking at the new place that overlooks Wildhorse Park to the south, the Luther baseball fields to the east and SH 66 to the north.

Roy also is president of the Jones and Carney BancFirst locations. For the new Luther bank, he was the lead on the local construction – working with architects and contractors. The space has many touches to celebrate Luther, including artwork featuring local landscapes.

The Town of Luther is expected to move Town Hall to the former bank space on Main Street, and will discuss the move at its July 9 meeting.

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