\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_24658" align="alignright" width="321"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/?attachment_id=24658" rel="attachment wp-att-24658"><img class="wp-image-24658 size-full" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/02\/Bank-of-Monroe.png" width="321" height="218" \/><\/a> Ribbon-cutting at Grand Opening: Amanda Lynch, Market Manager Bank of Monroe (left); Sally Cline, President WV Bankers Association; Joanne Brooks, Board Member; Jim Fleshman, Board Member; Arthur Bartenslager, Board Member; Jim King, President; Steve Wilson, Board Member; Steve McNeer, Vice President; Todd Ramboldt, Loan Officer; Dr. Mark Kilcollin, Board Chairman; Aaron Ambler, Board Member[\/caption]\r\n\r\nWith horse-drawn wagons rumbling down the city streets of Union, on Jan. 28, 1904, a group of gentlemen gathered in the Monroe County seat and established a new banking entity, The Bank of Monroe. Over a century later on a cold winter\u2019s day, with significantly more horsepower in the parking lot, a group of people gathered to celebrate the opening of that very same bank\u2019s newest office in Fairlea.\r\n\r\nIn the 112 years since the bank first opened its doors, the world has experienced significant change, and the Bank of Monroe is thriving through it all. Banking has come a long way, and the Bank of Monroe is keeping pace.\r\n\r\nThe Bank of Monroe is a locally owned bank. All loan decisions are made locally, and they offer online and mobile banking, including mobile deposits. \u201cWe\u2019re excited to open this new location. It will make banking more convenient for many of our existing customers, and we anticipate it will grow our customer base overall,\u201d said James L. King, president and CEO.\r\n\r\n\u201cI believe it\u2019s important for local businesses to support each other. I am proud to be a Bank of Monroe customer,\u201d said Matt Cutlip, manager at Cornerstone IGA.\r\n\r\nThe Bank of Monroe is an Equal Housing Lender; Member FDIC.