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Aquesta Bank Announces Ground Breaking - March 1, 2007

February 23, 2007 | view all news items


*** UPDATE - Aquesta's ground breaking on March 1, 2007 was a huge success with close to 100 guests in attendance. Mayor Gary Knox presented Aquesta Bank CEO and President Jim Engel with a Cornelius flag, symbolizing the "flagship" that Aquesta will represent in the Lake Norman area. President Jim Engel, Aquesta Board Chairman Ginger Griffin, Mayor Gary Knox, Lake Norman Chamber President Bill Russell, Aquesta COO Paul Dougovito, and building architect Roger Layman broke ground with ceremonial shovels. The building is scheduled for completion at the end of 2007.

February 23, 2007 – Aquesta Bank has announced plans for an official groundbreaking ceremony for the bank’s spectacular new corporate headquarters building on Jetton Road in Cornelius, NC. The ceremony will be held on March 1, 2007 at 11:00 AM.


The 3-story, 20,000 square foot corporate headquarters, which is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2007, will be a unique structure complete with a blend of blue/green glass and natural stone as well as environmentally friendly features. The bank will obtain a substantial amount of power for the building through solar energy.


Architect Roger Layman of Davidson, N.C. is the architect for the new structure, and the building process is being managed by Mike Stewart of Global Project Advisors in Huntersville. Edifice was contracted to build the headquarters and will break ground in a couple of weeks.


The groundbreaking ceremony will be hosted by Aquesta Bank CEO and President Jim Engel. Participants include Mayor Gary Knox, Lake Norman Chamber President Bill Russell, Chairman of the Aquesta Bank Board, Ginger Griffin, as well as other Board of Directors, shareholders, customers and various members of the Lake Norman community.


“We are excited and eager to break ground on our new building,” says bank President Jim Engel. “We believe our headquarters will provide a strong connection to the Lake Norman area and serve as a focal point for the community.”


The 1.18 acre site for the new headquarters building is located on Jetton Road extension, behind Magnolia Plaza Shopping Center.


Aquesta Bank is a community bank dedicated to providing quality, customized, and hassle-free banking for the Lake Norman area. Aquesta focuses on personal financial solutions as well as those for small to medium-sized businesses.


For more information on Aquesta Bank, please contact Lauren Kimsey, Director of Marketing at (704) 439-4343 or visit our website at


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