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First United Bank empowers customers, families and the community in Sherman
By First United Bank
Jan 2, 2021
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Sherman, Texas -- Construction has been underway for a while, but the new, state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly First United Bank building in Sherman will be opening its doors to offer both a new design and a new customer experience in January 2021.

First United serves a greater purpose by inspiring and empowering others to spend life wisely, including customers, their families and their communities. Does that sound like a bank? Or more like an organization committed to public service?  For First United Bank, it’s both - an exciting new kind of banking and financial services organization that is taking shape in Sherman, Texas.

Why this is so different: 

First United does not see its purpose as that of just a bank – it goes much further.  This values-based organization is committed to helping people live by a lifestyle they call ‘Spend Life Wisely’ - centered around four pillars:  financial well-being, health & wellness, personal growth, and faith.  First United strongly believes in community and aims to build ‘Spend Life Wisely’ for the empowerment and enrichment of communities like Sherman.

From the first minute you step into a new Spend Life Wisely lobby at First United, it feels different:

  •  An open floorplan with inviting glass-walled work space, where everyone is welcome, and people move about among various resource centers or mingle and converse with coffee and refreshments.
  • An education and seating area with available reading materials and resources addressing each of the four pillars – faith, financial well-being, health & wellness, and personal growth.
  • A large community room that is available for customers or organizations for meetings and events.
  • A technology table with wi-fi and relaxed group seating for online banking or research of information.
  • Ample available customer private office spaces, where employees work with the challenges facing customers – developing a budget, planning for needed cash flow, or just opening a checking or savings account. 

All in all, these are powerful values, and First United employees embrace them in everything they do – whether participating in a community health awareness event, teaching a financial well-being class to students, or hosting a book club.   

Not only will Sherman’s new building represent an open invitation for the people of the community, but it will also be environmentally friendly. It will have a lot of natural lighting and two cisterns which will collect all the water condensation created by the HVAC system. The reclaimed water will then be able to fully irrigate the entire site year-round. 

Greg Kirkpatrick, Community Bank President in Sherman, shared, “We are so proud of our beautiful new building and are excited to share this space with our community. An investment like this demonstrates our commitment to our customers and to Texoma.”

First United is proud of the legacy they are helping create, meeting customers where they are, and empowering them, their families, and their communities.

About First United Bank

Established in 1900, First United has more than 85 bank, mortgage and insurance locations throughout Texas and Oklahoma. It is one of the largest, well-capitalized banking organizations in the Southwest with assets of more than $10 billion, and it is among the largest privately held community banking organizations in the United States. First United provides a full range of financial services including banking, mortgage, insurance, and investment products and services, and is dedicated to inspiring and empowering others to Spend Life Wisely®. Learn more at FirstUnitedBank.com.