By Jennifer Vazquez
Though Investors Bank, located on Bergen Avenue, has had mini-celebrations and receptions dedicated to their most loyal costumers, all these events were merely warmups leading to the grandest of them all –their grand re-opening.
Investors’ grand re-opening celebration took place this past Saturday, Sept. 22. If one passed by the bank’s new Bergen Avenue building they would have seen families, children, friends and community members gathered in festivity.
Face painting, games, a photo booth, a disc jockey, as well as food and drinks, where all staples during the day event that lasted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“This is an event, a celebration of our grand re-opening,” branch manager Maria Hernandez said. “This is our big hoopla! We have face painting for the children, a photo booth, DJ, food…all to celebrate with the community but also to give them thanks for (being part) of (the bank’s) success.”
Despite the fact that Investors Bank’s new offices have been up and running for a few of weeks, the fun-filled day was considered as the grand re-opening of a bank that has been widely accepted and, subsequently, has become part of the surrounding community.
Those in attendance during the festivities had only positive reviews of the bank’s new offices and its grand re-opening party.
“This (carnival) is great,” Investors Bank client Lourdes Mendes said. “It’s great because there is a sense of community but at the same time it attracts new clients for them because (the event) and atmosphere will grab passersby’s attention, especially now that they have such a beautiful building.”
This latest office building is a great departure from its original location inside Seabra’s -a local supermarket specializing in Portuguese and Spanish food. The new location is across the parking lot from the supermarket, allowing clients to still have the convenience of the same locality as before.