Investar Bank Expands Greater New Orleans Footprint
NEW ORLEANS – Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”) announced in a press release the renovation of a new branch site at the corner of St. Charles and Napoleon Avenues in Uptown New Orleans. Investar currently has four locations in the Greater New Orleans market (Elmwood, Metairie, Mandeville and Hammond). The renovations to the branch should be complete by the spring of 2020; the opening is subject to regulatory approval.
“With the visibility of this location we are excited about better serving the community and providing our existing customers and potential customers with another convenient location in the city,” said Stephen Wessel, the eastern region president of Investar. “I am proud of our Louisiana headquartered community bank and look forward to helping businesses and individuals achieve their financial goals. We remain focused on continuing to expand Investar’s brand and footprint throughout the Greater New Orleans market.”
The bank’s top leaders have connections to the New Orleans market. Wessel, who has been with Investar since September of 2012, is a native of New Orleans and resides with his family in Metairie. He spent his entire 30 year career in the New Orleans banking industry. Investar’s founder and CEO John D’Angelo was raised in New Orleans, and many of his family members and friends still work and reside in the area.
Investar currently has 24 locations across South Louisiana and Texas with plans to add more by the close of 2019.