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TS Bank now open in Ames

May 17, 2023

Ames, Iowa, May 17, 2023 - TS Bank is excited to announce the recent opening of its eighth banking location on 402 Lincoln Way in Ames, Iowa. This location opened as a loan production office in June 2020 and as a full-service branch location on Monday, April 3, 2023. A formal grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting will be held in September. 

The bank location, built in 1996, received new exterior signage, a new video ATM and partial interior remodel of the approximately 5,000 square-foot complex. A new digital sign will be installed early this summer.

The space includes an area for new deposit accounts and safe deposit boxes as well as convenient drive-thru access in the form of a Video ATM. There is currently availability to rent various sizes of safe deposit boxes. Acquired by TS Banking Group in December 2019 from Great Southern Bank, the property is located at the corner of Lincoln Way and Washington Avenue, positioned between major thoroughfares Duff and Grand Avenues.


Pictured above: Newly remodeled lobby at our Ames location

TS Bank was chartered in May 1923 with a mission to IGNITE PROSPERITY® and is dedicated to changing lives and communities across the Midwest. As part of this century celebration of 100 years, the bank has several community events planned. 

TS Bank is proud to be a booth sponsor at the upcoming Ames Main Street Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, May 17 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Douglas Avenue from Main Street to 5th Street. There will also be a Food Truck Showdown complete with live music by Jake Doty. Stop by TS Bank’s booth for a free tote bag, while supplies last. 

Pictured above: Newly remodeled Ames building. 

Later this summer, TS Bank plans to be part of the RAGBRAI festivities in Ames on Tuesday, July 25. Additionally, the bank will host a large grand opening celebration on Friday, September 1 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Expanding to the Ames market provides TS Bank with a central location to assist in expansion across Iowa. This venture will allow TS Bank to serve clients and grow loans, deposits, investment and wealth management clients in the central Iowa corridor. 

With this growth, Kelli Hecker was hired as branch manager in Ames and will ensure delivery excellent service to clients and prioritizing community involvement with the team. She has an AA in Business Administration from Hawkeye Community College along with a BS in Marketing from Iowa State University. She has over 15 years of banking experience including additional various roles as banker, service manager and assistant branch manager. 

Pictured above (left to right): Veronica Olson, Universal Banker, Paige Hays, Universal Banker and Kelli Hecker, Branch Manager AVP. 

With $393 million in assets and eight locations in southwest Iowa, TS Bank specializes in consumer, business and ag banking along with cash management services for businesses. Much more than a bank, clients also have access to tax and payroll services in addition to investment, retirement and estate planning services offered by its trust division, branded TS Prosperity Group. The trust division oversees $260 million in assets under management (AUM) and is the largest C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines.

TS Bank is part of TS Banking Group, which also includes The Bank of Tioga (N.D.), with banking assets of $335 million and First National Bank (Ill.) with banking assets of $410 million TS Banking Group is headquartered in Treynor, Iowa, that is located in the Omaha, Neb. MSA. 

To reach Kelli Hecker, contact her at 844-487-3030 or via email at kelli.hecker@tsbank.com. Those interested in opening a TS Bank deposit account near Ames can stop by the branch Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or virtually via an application or the “Connect Now” button on tsbank.com. To learn more about upcoming events visit tsbank.com/events or on facebook.com/tsbank.com.

About TS Bank: TS Bank’s mission is to Ignite Prosperity® in the communities it serves. Leading the resurgence of community banking, TS Bank reinvests 10 percent of their net income locally; hosting educational events and partners with local organizations and non-profits. TS Bank was chartered in 1923 and has $393 million in assets, along with the largest Iowa state-chartered C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines at nearly $260 million in assets named TS Prosperity Group. Locations include Treynor, Macedonia, Atlantic, Corning, Council Bluffs and Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit tsbank.com.