Bell Bank will hold grand opening events Monday through Wednesday, May 24-26, to celebrate the company’s growing presence in the Phoenix metro – and to give the public and business leaders a chance to visit Bell’s Phoenix – Biltmore location at 2710 E. Camelback Road, in north Phoenix’s Biltmore neighborhood.

Members of the public are invited to stop by any time from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to visit Bell Bank. Visitors can register for prizes including $1,000 Visa gift card, themed gift baskets, and  gift cards for local businesses (for giveaway details, visit

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Ambassadors from the local Chamber of Commerce will participate in a ribbon-cutting with bank officials Wednesday at 3 p.m., with an open house and refreshments available all day.

Bart Brennan, senior vice president of Bell Bank’s South Region retail banks, said Bell is looking to have a strong start in its new location, despite the challenges posed by the past year.

“Our team is full of experienced bankers who anticipate getting to know even more people and businesses in the Biltmore area,” he commented. “We’re pleased that so many customers and friends are already contacting us. We’re excited to be able to host grand opening events and share our new space. It’s beautiful, and we’re proud of it!”

Bell Bank in Phoenix currently employs 134 banking and mortgage professionals, with 34 officed at the new Biltmore branch. They provide personal and commercial banking and lending, private banking, mortgage, and other financial services.

Founded in 1966 in Fargo, N.D., Bell Bank (Member FDIC) is one of the nation’s largest independently owned banks, with full-service banking locations in Arizona, North Dakota and Minnesota and more than $9 billion in assets. Since 2008, Bell has empowered more than $18 million in charitable giving through its unique Pay It Forward program, in which every employee receives funds annually to give as they choose to individuals, families or organizations in need.