Forward Financial Bank breaks ground for new headquarters
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Sept. 8 marked the official start of an expected 18-month construction project to build a new headquarters for Forward Financial Bank in Marshfield. The Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry gathered with the bank staff and board of directors as well as dignitaries from the community to celebrate the groundbreaking on this project.
“We’ve moved Forward into surrounding communities that we thought would benefit from a bank driven to see their communities succeed. As bigger banks have left these towns, we’ve moved in to serve families, businesses, and farms. Extending our network of offices into more communities has created more jobs right here in Marshfield. Our support system for all locations is centered here,” said President and CEO of Forward Financial Bank Bill Sennholz.
Lori Gropp, chairman of the Forward Financial Bank board, added, “We know that our team takes great care of our customers, and this board is committed to taking care of our team. Common spaces for team building and collaboration are planned throughout the facility. We know that this will continue to foster innovation that helps them serve our customers.”
The site chosen for the new headquarters also provides visibility and room for businesses looking for lease space along Central Avenue. As part of this building project, creating space for other businesses to lease was a high priority.
“Throughout the next 18 months of construction, you will see local contractors working to take this project from design to finish. Our local craftsmen will be helping to build this symbol of our growth,” said Sennholz.
The project is expected to be completed in March 2018.