Roanoke, Virginia, October 5, 2023 – Ridge View Bank held a groundbreaking ceremony on October 5 with area leaders, some of the bank’s Board of Directors, stakeholders, and employees for its new headquarters and SMART Center in the City of Roanoke.
“As the only bank headquartered in Roanoke, our commitment to the community is what has helped set us apart already,” said Carrie McConnell, Ridge View Bank President. “When we formed Ridge View two years ago, I vowed we would build a substantial headquarters here and I take very seriously executing on what we say we are going to do.”
Located at 3531 Franklin Road, the 16,300-square-foot headquarters will feature a 2,800-square-foot SMART Center, utilizing the latest technology to make financial transactions and information gathering both highly interactive and easier for customers. It will be two floors and house office space for more than 50 employees and include a board room, training center, and multiple meeting spaces. The headquarters will offer commercial and private banking, wealth, and treasury services along with additional offices for continued expansion.
The headquarters will bring new jobs to the area as it grows operations to support its rapid and continued expansion. With branches open and operating in Salem and Smith Mountain Lake, this with dramatically increase the fast-growing community bank’s ability to service the region’s business and personal banking needs.
“The City of Roanoke is thankful to Ridge View Bank for choosing Roanoke as its regional headquarters and for its investment in our community,” said Marc Nelson, Director of Economic Development for the City of Roanoke. “The addition of Ridge View’s SMART Center, paired with its already robust traditional banking services, will provide valuable financial tools that will help move our community forward.”
A Green Globes-certified project, Balzer and Associates will serve as the architect and engineering team for the headquarters design along with G&H Contracting as the general contractor. The project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2024.
“I couldn’t be more excited to see this building come to fruition,” said McConnell. “As innovative, cutting edge, and meticulous we have been in designing our headquarters, it’s really our people inside the walls that are and will continue to be the differentiator.”