Ground was broken Wednesday for Shawnee’s branch of Vision Bank, and branch president Carl Packwood expressed excitement about the event.

“I’ve been looking forward to this,” Packwood said. “We’re happy to be in Shawnee.”

The bank will be located at 4301 N. Harrison, and will span about 8,300 square feet. Packwood said the branch will resemble Vision Bank’s branch in Prague.


Ground was broken Wednesday for Shawnee’s branch of Vision Bank, and branch president Carl Packwood expressed excitement about the event.
“I’ve been looking forward to this,” Packwood said. “We’re happy to be in Shawnee.”
The bank will be located at 4301 N. Harrison, and will span about 8,300 square feet. Packwood said the branch will resemble Vision Bank’s branch in Prague.
About 35 to 40 officials attended the 11 a.m. ceremony Wednesday, including representatives of Vision Bank and ambassadors from the Greater Shawnee Area Chamber of Commerce.
Vision Bank is based in Ada, with branches in Meeker, Prague and Durant. The bank operates a loan production office in Sherman, Texas, and one at 3813 N. Harrison in Shawnee.
Packwood said he and his crew will continue to work from the loan production office in Shawnee until the new branch is built. Construction is scheduled to begin next week, Packwood said, and is expected to be completed within 10 to 12 months.
“We’re excited to open a full service branch in Shawnee,” Packwood said.
The project’s contractor is MacHill Construction Co., based in Ada.
Packwood has close to two decades of finance and banking experience. He worked for 11 years with BancFirst prior to coming to Vision Bank in April.
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Jason Smith may be reached at 214-3932.