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Shaping the Community - mobank Brookside is Proud to be Recognized.

Friday March 18, 2011


"All of us at mobank are excited, proud and grateful to the judges and the staff of the Kansas City Business Journal for citing our Brookside branch in the Journal's sixth annual Capstone Awards," said mobank's CEO Grant Burcham.

The Capstone Awards honor outstanding real estate projects. According to the Journal, "The program's aim is to look beyond dollar figures and square footage and consider how these projects are shaping the community."

The branch preserved and restored a beloved old building in the heart of the neighborhood, added a bold new visual element, and stimulated the local economy by making room for additional retail and office tenants.

Playing a role in helping shape the communities in which the bank has branches is what mobank is all about. "You won't see us building branches on every crowded corner of the city. You'll see our branches where people care about their tight-knit communities. Most importantly, we want to make a positive difference in those communities," said Burcham.

The Capstone Awards honor is not only a tribute to mobank, but to the talented partners that converted the former Star Motors building into a bank branch that is functional while enhancing the community. They include Helix Architecture + Design, HarenLaughlin Construction, and artist Archie Scott Gobber, who created the DREAM Wall art installation that dominates the building design.

The branch's drive-through goes directly through the center of the building, replacing the original service garage. It is separated from the main lobby by a glass wall, allowing both drive-through and lobby customers to experience the "DREAM" wall.

All of the Capstone Award-winning projects were recognized in a special supplement in the April 29 edition of the Kansas City Business Journal and at an awards luncheon April 25 at the Overland Park Sheraton.

To read more about the award and winners, visit

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