Huntington Bank to hold grand openings at two campus branches

August 26, 2013 | Events, UToday
By Casey Cheap

Two new Huntington Bank locations on The University of Toledo Main Campus offer convenient locations for faculty, staff and students, as well as the community.

huntington_bankThe new branches at the Gateway at the corner of Dorr Street and Secor Road and inside the Student Union in the food court next to Subway will celebrate grand openings Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. The celebrations at each location will include pizza and prizes, including gift cards.

The Student Union branch has gone from a small access office to a full-service branch, and the Gateway location is brand new, said Shannon Loar, the Toledo regional marketing and communications manager for Huntington Bank.

Loar added that Huntington is putting in two new ATMs, increasing the total across the University system to eight, and offering a Rocket debit card affiliated with customer checking accounts.

“We are committed to ongoing investment in Toledo and all of northwest Ohio,” said David Schamer, who leads the University banking program at Huntington. “We look forward to continuing to work with the University as it educates the next generation of leaders.

“We are especially pleased to contribute to the vitality and economic growth of the Gateway neighborhood through the construction of a new branch in its business district,” he said.

The new locations are the result of a five-year deal between UT and Huntington Bank that makes it the preferred bank on campus. The expanded banking program, announced earlier this year, also includes $150,000 in funding from Huntington for UT academic programs and scholarships.

“Huntington has always been a great community partner,” UT President Lloyd Jacobs said. “Our partnership will provide more students with the ability to earn a top-tier education, more convenience for students and staff, and it will increase our students’ knowledge of the way money works and how to use it responsibly.”

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