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20COMMUNITY20ResourceBankclientadvisorSandiFrostandSandwichareaChamberofCommercePresidentJohnLuxCoversfrompastissuesofYourResourceforLivingtangibleremindersofResourceBankx19sconnectiontothecommunityadornthewallsofthenewbranchlobby.TheanswerstartledeveryoneevenRichardKatz.x1cWehavetogothrougharegulatoryapprovalprocessforanybranchexpansionandIthinkthegovernmenthas45to100daystoreviewtheapplication.Wereceivedapprovalintheminimumamountoftime.ImmediatelywebeganasearchforpotentialsitesinSomonauk.Wemetwithownersofthesitewechoseclosedonthepropertyandopenedthebranchx14allintendays.x1cBearinmindthatthepropertyhadneverbeenabank.Itx19sconversiontoabranchrequiredconsiderablebuildoutmuchofithavingtodowiththetechnicalitiesofbanksecurityanddatamanagement.Italsohadtobestaffed.WhileregulatoryapprovalandthepurchaseofthesitehadgoneaboutasquicklyasanyonecouldimagineIdidnx19tsupposethislaststepcouldmatchthepacewehadset.ButIwaswrong.x1dIntendaysfromthedateofthepurchasetheSomonaukbranchopeneditsdoorsatitsnewlocationonHighway34.x1cAsfarasIx19mconcernedx1dsaysRichardx1courteamredefnedwhatispossible.Itshowswhatcanbedonewhenacoregroupfocusestheirtimeandenergyinaveryintenseway.Itx19sjustamazing.x1dEventuallythebranchwillalsoincludea24hourA.T.Msafedepositboxesanddrive-throughtellerservices.AsfortheopportunitytoshowcasethenewlyrestoredpumpinthelobbyofthenewbranchRichardadmitsx1cWellthatwasacoincidence.ButwhatabonusItwastheperfectadditiontothenewlobby.WealsobroughtinblowupsofpastcoversfromYourResourceforLivingmagazinetodecoratethewalls.ThosecoversbearingthenamesofbusinessescommunitygroupsartistsanddistinguishedpersonsthroughoutDeKalbCountyaretheperfectremindertousandourclientsofwhywex19rehere.Thesearerealrelationshipswithrealstoriesbehindthem.x1dOnafnalnoteRichardrex16ectsontheurgencytheResourceteamfeltintheirdrivetoopenthenewbranchx1cYouknowwhatx19sreallygratifyingisthatthecitizensofSomonaukexpressedastrongdesireforustocomehere.Itx19sourreputationwithotherclientsthroughoutthecountythatmadethathappenandIcouldnx19taskforastrongervalidationofourmission.Thatx19sapowerfulmotivationforallofushereatResource.x1c