BNA Bank will celebrate the grand opening of its newest location, BNA Bank Plaza in Tupelo, with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16.
The new BNA Bank Plaza is located at 105 East Main Street in downtown Tupelo.
“We are excited to expand in the Tupelo and Lee County market and strengthen our presence here with a new user-friendly style of bank lobby,” said BNA Bank CEO James R. Collins. “With Tupelo River Coffee located in our more open format lobby, our staff can offer customers hands-on assistance with our digital products and services. This level of in-person customer service reinforces our brand of excellence in ‘relationship banking,’ for which we are known.”
The BNA Bank Plaza is a high visibility location on Main Street in the heart of downtown Tupelo. It is within walking distance of Tupelo City Hall, the Hilton Garden Inn, and the arena that serves as the venue for many regional entertainment events.
In sight from BNA Bank Plaza are the many restaurants, retail stores and professional offices operating in the dozens of new structures built in recent years in the Fairpark District east of Front Street.
And, immediately west of BNA Bank Plaza, across Front St., are the iconic Tupelo Hardware, Reed’s Department Store and hundreds of other long-established downtown Tupelo businesses.
“We are a local Northeast Mississippi bank, and as a business and as residents who live here, we understand and value the importance of local business,” said Carter Naugher, President of BNA Lee County Banking. “During the pandemic so many local businesses struggled, especially locally-owned businesses. The timing of our grand opening works out perfectly for us to show our support and belief in the power of local shopping.”
BNA Bank Plaza is the institution’s third location in Lee County, joining the Belden and Barnes Crossing locations, which opened in 2007 and 2014 respectively.
BNA Bank Plaza is the location of Phelps Dunbar, the regional law firm, which occupies a large suite of offices on the second floor of BNA Bank Plaza.
The new BNA Bank Plaza also features a rooftop terrace with stunning views of all of downtown Tupelo.
BNA Bank, established in 1896, is a state-chartered bank with approximately $710 million in assets. It is one of the few “A” rated banks by Weiss Bank Rating Services and was inducted into the Seifried and Brew Top 15th percentile of community banks. BNA has eight locations in Union and Lee counties and one loan production office in Lafayette County.
The BNA Bank Plaza staff will be composed of both local bank veterans and tech savvy Universal Bankers, who are able to assist each customer personally with their banking needs. Carter Naugher now has his office in BNA Bank Plaza, along with Drew Dodds, Vice President of Business Development; Libby Adams, Senior Universal Banker; Bella Vance, Marketing Coordinator and Universal Banker; Morgan Posey, Loan Assistant and Bailey Hanson, Universal Banker.
To celebrate the opening of BNA Bank Plaza, the bank is hosting contests that include a little over $5,000 in cash prizes for downtown Tupelo shopping and dining.
Again, the grand opening of BNA Bank Plaza at 105 East Main Street in downtown Tupelo will be Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m.
For bank information and contest registration: https://bnabankplaza.com/
BNA Bank Plaza groundbreaking in September, 2021: https://newalbanyunionco.com/bna-bank-breaks-ground-on-plaza-downtown-tupelo/