New Branch Opens in Gilbert
Brian Ruisinger, President and CEO
We are excited to announce the opening of a new branch in the East Valley on October 31, bringing local banking to the Gilbert community. The new branch, RBAZ’s third location in Arizona, is located at 1417 W. Elliot Road in Gilbert, one block east of the Elliot and McQueen intersection.
We are bringing our local brand of banking to Gilbert and the East Valley. We had targeted Gilbert and the East Valley for some time now. 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.
The pandemic got in the way of our plans, but once we found the right location, we moved quickly. As one of only nine banks headquartered in all of Arizona, we believe businesses and residents throughout the state deserve the opportunity to keep their money in the community in which they live and work so we intend to continue to pursue expansion of our brand throughout Arizona.
Unlike our existing locations, the Gilbert branch is a full-service, stand alone building with an ATM and drive-thru. The operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We look forward to integrating into the East Valley community through our East Valley Advisory Board, which is chaired by longtime East Valley resident and former banker Neil Barna. 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.
Additionally, our community outreach committee, known as The Culture Club, whose overall goal of is to promote a fun, productive and cohesive workplace culture, and enthusiasm for philanthropy, which extends throughout the communities it serves will be extended to the East Valley.