Merger Means Former McKenzie County Bank Is Now The Cornerstone Bank
As of March, the McKenzie County Bank is now under a new name as the Cornerstone Bank. Since 1982, the McKenzie County Bank, located at 500 2nd Ave SW in Watford City, has been a fixture of the community. Under the same ownership, McKenzie County Bank and Lakeside State Bank began looking into merging the two charters with a third. The affiliates choose Cornerstone Bank which has more of a state-wide presence after what was approximately a year-long process. The location is the same as are the employees, so customers will continue to see the same smiling faces.
When asked what changes could be expected, Bank President Dale Patten commented, “Customers will find a broader base of services than were previously available, which include banking services across the state.”