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RBAZ Brings Local Banking to Gilbert


The Bank’s first location in the East Valley is now open, bringing local banking to the Gilbert community. The new branch, RBAZ’s third location in Arizona, is located at 1417 W Elliot Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85233.

“We are excited to expand our local brand of banking to Gilbert and the East Valley,” says President and CEO Brian Ruisinger. “Republic Bank of Arizona is one of nine locally owned banks in all of Arizona, and we believe businesses and residents throughout the state deserve the opportunity to keep their money in the community in which they live and work.”

The new full-service, stand-alone office provides an ATM and drive-thru at this location, formerly occupied by Parkway Bank and Trust, headquartered in Illinois. The new Gilbert office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We look forward to getting integrated into the East Valley community through our East Valley Advisory Board, which is chaired by longtime East Valley resident and former banker Neil Barna,” says Ruisinger. “Neil’s familiarity and knowledge of the East Valley business market and community is a great benefit to RBAZ, and we’re excited to have him part of this effort.

“Our market research showed that the businesses operating in Gilbert were primarily in our sweet spot in terms of their size, industry, and other factors. We’ve had the Gilbert area on our radar for expansion for about two years. When the right location became available, we felt we had to take advantage of such a great opportunity.”