Leighton State Bank is opening a new location in Knoxville, Iowa, which will expand its services to four communities. The branch will open late this summer on the north side of the Knoxville square at 207 E. Main Street.
Leighton State Bank, founded in Leighton, Iowa, in 1911 as Farmers Savings Bank, looks forward to serving Knoxville and the surrounding area during an exciting time of growth, including the VA Campus redevelopment, Knoxville Hospitals and Clinics expansion, housing development, and downtown storefront revitalization. The new location will allow the bank to serve its many existing customers in Knoxville, as well as become a key resource for the community well into the future.
“Leighton State Bank prides itself in being a locally-owned and managed community bank, working alongside customers, listening to their stories, and developing banking solutions to fit that customer’s unique need,” said Steve Fopma, LSB President & CEO. “For us, it is all about building a quality relationship with the customer that enables them to achieve their financial goals and objectives. If we do that well, the customer, the bank, and the community all grow and prosper. We have enjoyed success in other local markets and look forward to continuing our mission in Knoxville, led by staff members with deep, lifelong connections to Knoxville.”
Bank Officer Jim Baker said, “As a resident of Knoxville, I am very excited for the opportunity to work in our new Knoxville location. I look forward to serving the people of Knoxville while I continue working with customers in surrounding communities as I have done for the past 9 years.” Baker is an active participant in the community, serving on the Marion County Fair Board, and is a member of Thrive Knoxville, Knoxville Noon Kiwanis, and the Knoxville Booster Club.
The Knoxville branch will offer a full range of deposit and loan products, an ATM, and a night drop. Drive-up services are planned for a future facility to be constructed at a permanent location, which will be announced soon. Leighton State Bank has been a proud Knoxville Chamber of Commerce member since 2019.