The new location looks to replace and incorporate the functionality of three former locations
Oct. 28 marks the opening of a new Dart Bank location in Mason. Located at 368 S. Park Street, Mason, MI 48854 the new location is the first of the region as the banking institution continues to expand across mid-Michigan. In total, Dart Bank has four full-service locations in Mason, Holt, Grand Ledge and Frandor with three additional Home Loan Centers in Frandor, Chelsea and Grand Rapids.
The grand opening event is open to the public and guests will be welcomed with refreshments and hors-d’oeuvres between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The new banking office replaces facilities that were constructed in the past three decades. In 1965, Dart opened butterfly drive-in facility, in 1969 a main banking office and in 1982, what was then called the Loan Store, that is now called the Administration Building. The Bank is optimistic that combining the functions of these three buildings will allow them to create operational efficiencies within the organization.
“The additional land purchased to accommodate the construction was acquired in 2012 from Inco Graphics site. This property is adjacent to the existing Dart Bank property which allowed us to build in the same space as our current location,” said Dart Bank Marketing Manager, Brennan Andrews.
Dart Bank’s promise to create a more accessible and serviceable location, is attributed to a host of new technology that’s being introduced to its members.
“The new office will include new technology including Integrated Teller Machines (ITMs) from NCR. This equipment will allow bankers to service customers at our drive up facility without the need to use pneumatic tubes,” explained Andrews. “An ITM will also be located within the lobby, as well as a self-serve coin counter. We also have personal bankers at more traditional teller spaces to assist customers with their banking needs.”
The new building also aims to reduce its impact on the environment by incorporating a Geothermal heating and cooling system, that is poised to be 400% more efficient than traditional heating and cooling systems. A Visible feature of the system, that members will see, is a new “fountain” which helps to circulate water and “rain gardens” which help to filter the accumulated rain water.
During the period surrounding the new bank’s opening, new members will be awarded with special certificate of deposit (CD) specials and promotions as the bank looks to generate a stronger presence within the community of Mason.