When you think of bank services the first thing you think of may not be instructional seminars. First National Bank of Jeanerette has completed construction on a new office building located next to its Main Office on Main Street in Jeanerette. The new 6,000 square foot building will provide for the extra office space the bank needs and houses a new meeting room.

 First National Bank President Damon Migues is hoping to make it easier for customers to navigate through the world of technology by offering classes on Internet banking. Classes will help customers who are currently hesitant about Internet banking to become more comfortable about using this service. The meeting room is audio and visually set up for seminars and can accommodate 75 to 80 people, he said. The new space may also be used in the future for business seminars or other functions, he added, but the first priority besides the customers will be to use the space to train employees. Currently the bank does not have any area large enough to accommodate its almost 70 employees making training very difficult.

Besides the meeting room, the new building will house the bookkeeping department and non-customer contact personnel. It will also have a new computer room that is fireproof, secure and upgraded.

The new addition will allow for some minor changes in the current Main Office of the bank to help make its drive through service faster for customers.

Both the customers and public are excited about the opening of the new building at the end of August. All are pleased with the design of the new building and how perfectly it fits in with the community, Migues said.

“Everybody loves the look of the new building,” he said. “We designed it to be aesthetically pleasing to Main Street and the building adds quite a bit to Main Street.”