WNB Completes Latest Expansion and Renovation Project at its Sundance Square Location in Fort Worth
New Space to Feature Paintings of Fort Worth Landmarks by Local Artist
FORT WORTH, Texas – July 2, 2007 – Tarrant County-based Worthington National Bank is excited to announce the completion of its expansion and renovation project to occupy the second floor of the Burk Burnett Building at its Sundance Square location. The additional space of 4,445 feet is being used to accommodate the bank’s continued growth.
“We expanded into the Downtown Fort Worth market a year and a half ago, and we are pleased to expand yet again in what is unquestionably one of the strongest markets in the U.S.,” said Greg Morse, CEO of Worthington National Bank. “As the bank continues to grow, we needed the additional space to house more lenders and cash management personnel.”
Earlier this year, for restoration work completed to the ground floor and mezzanine level of the Burk Burnett Building, Worthington National Bank was awarded the Texas Historical Foundation Judge James Wheat Award and the Texas Bankers Foundation Cornerstone Award.
Dedicated to preserving local heritage, history, and art, each Worthington National Bank location displays an impressive and growing art collection. This latest expansion will host a collection of twelve watercolors by local artist Danny Jones in the new space. CEO Greg Morse commissioned Jones to paint the collection, and each painting depicts a Fort Worth landmark. Landmarks include Bass Hall, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum, the Modern Art Museum, the Tarrant County Courthouse, Texas Christian University and the Will Rogers statue in the Fort Worth Cultural District.
Jones, a Texas native and art educator, taught high school art for 35 years, 30 of which were at Mansfield High School. Now retired from public school teaching, he focuses on his art and providing private lessons and art workshops in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His impact on art education was recognized in 2002 when the Mansfield I.S.D. named a school in his honor, the Danny Jones Middle School.
About Worthington National Bank
Worthington National Bank, one of the last locally-owned and operated banks in Tarrant County, puts a priority on relationship-based banking. There are no 1-800 numbers and no automated phone systems. Offering checking, savings, money market accounts and loans, Worthington National Bank’s philosophy is that all customers are treated the same and clients are a name, not a number. Additionally, Worthington is committed to serving its communities and preserving Texas heritage, history and art. For more information, please visit www.worthingtonbank.com .
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WNB 2nd Floor Expansion Complete and New Art Collection Press Release Final 7_2_07.pdf