Wells Fargo announces dates for branch re-openings in Gresham, Keizer, McMinnville and Portland.
— November 5, 1999
Wells Fargo has established opening dates for four more of its traditional branches that it plans to re-open in Gresham, Keizer, McMinnville and Portland.
Wells Fargo re-opened two others in Portland and Forest Grove recently; the company plans to re-open a seventh branch in Wilsonville sometime next January.
Here are the details:
- Gresham - The branch at 750 N.E. Hogan Rd. will re-open on Friday, Nov. 19, with the grand re-opening celebration set for Monday, Nov. 22. Cindy Agnew, manager of Wells Fargo's other traditional branch in Gresham, will manage both branches. The phone number there will be (503) 661-5911.
- Keizer - The branch at 4605 River Road N. will re-open on Wednesday, Dec. 1, with the grand re-opening celebration set for Friday, Dec. 3. Doug Schneider, manager of Wells Fargo's in-store branch in Keizer, will also manage the traditional branch. The phone number there will be (503) 463-5550.
- McMinnville - The branch at 170 E. 12th St. will re-open on Monday, Nov. 22, with the grand re-opening celebration set for Monday, Nov. 29. Cindy Johnson, manager of Wells Fargo's in-store branch in McMinnville, will also manage the traditional branch. The phone number there will be (503) 474-3501.
- Portland - The branch at 3275 N.W. 29th Ave. will re-open on Monday, Nov. 15, with the grand re-opening celebration set for Friday, Nov. 19. Jeff Bernhard will manage the branch. The phone number there will be (503) 796-7200.
Grand Openings: Let's Party!
Members of the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association will perform at all of the grand opening ceremonies. The celebrations will also include give-aways of free Wells Fargo-brand merchandise and free drawings for gift certificates from local merchants.
Wells Fargo had closed the branches in 1998 as part of its efforts to reduce operating costs by consolidating locations. All of them, except for the Wilsonville branch, are re-opening in their prior locations. In the interim, all of the locations have undergone extensive re-modeling
Shift to Local Management Led to Re-Openings
"As a result of our merger with Norwest Bank last year, our management team in Oregon has been given the authority to make the decisions needed to improve our service in this market," said George Passadore, president of Wells Fargo in Oregon. "These re-openings are part of the multi-faceted effort to better serve our customers here. We're looking forward to welcoming them back at these locations."
The re-opened branches will operate 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. They will offer more services than ever before. Customers will be able to receive personal service from not only their bankers, but also from mortgage loan officers and financial consultants.
Wells Fargo previously re-opened traditional branches in Forest Grove on Nov. 3 and in downtown Portland on Aug. 30.
Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo & Company is a $207 billion diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through almost 6,000 stores and other distribution channels across North America, including all 50 states, and elsewhere internationally.