BancorpSouth Bank marked the opening of its new Destin office with ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Oct. 11 in a joint event with the Destin and South Walton Area Chambers of Commerce. BancorpSouth’s new office, which opened for business on Aug. 27, is at 13331 Emerald Coast Parkway in Miramar Beach.

BancorpSouth President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Kelley, speaking at the ribbon cutting ceremonies, said, “The grand opening today of BancorpSouth’s new Destin office reflects our continuing commitment to the growth and prosperity of Destin, South Walton and the surrounding area.”

BancorpSouth began serving the Destin area in 2006 through a full-service banking location at 4507 Furling Lane. In 2008, BancorpSouth opened its Seagrove Branch on Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

The new BancorpSouth banking office is a multi-level, 17,000 square foot facility fronting the Emerald Coast Parkway. The building features a spacious lobby area that includes teller stations, customer service representatives, and offices for business bankers and commercial lenders.

A second floor community room is also available for local area group meetings. The facility features five drive-thru banking lanes, 24-hour banking through a drive-up ATM and night deposit services. Specialized financial services are available through the office and include mortgage loans, wealth management, insurance, investments and treasury management. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Veteran retail banker Theri Isaacs manages the office.

Ron Moliterno, BancorpSouth’s Northwest Florida president, said, “We are very proud of this beautiful office which serves as our market area’s main office. It gives our staff the opportunity to provide the best possible customer service, along with providing the latest in financial products and services. BancorpSouth’s community bank approach to local decision-making and personal service is a hallmark of our company and a perfect fit for this market.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremonies included attendees from the Destin and South Walton Area Chambers of Commerce, local officials and area guests, BancorpSouth President and COO Jim Kelley and BancorpSouth’s Southeast Region President David Barrentine. Management and staff from BancorpSouth corporate and its various lines of business also attended.