Our Grand Opening for Wafd Central Austin was a hit! We had a fun afternoon of celebration, networking, food, and prizes. Around 30 guests were in attendance. Among those present were the Austin Chamber of Commerce, George Washington Carver Museum (Austin, TX), Austin Urban League, and various entrepreneurs, editors, and executives who were invited via local networking groups or good old-fashioned door-to-door outreach. It was a great turnout! Even Walt the Vault made the journey to Austin to be a part of the festivities.

Guests arrived promptly for the 2-hour event. It was kicked off by a speech from Division Manager, James Weichel, followed by words from Branch Manager, Daniel Bennett. Attendees then gathered outside for a group photo and ribbon cutting, sponsored by the Austin Chamber. It was all tied together by a toast given by PB Micah Clements.

Another treat for the attendees was the awarding of $2,500 by the branch to the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Central Texas Chapter. All 4 members of the retail team stood to present the large check to Roger Davis, President of the organization. The funds will go toward scholarships for various university chapters, for whom they provide job placement and financial literacy training.

The afternoon came to a close with a free drawing for prizes that were sponsored by local businesses who were generous enough to give a coupon, gift card, or merchandise. These businesses, in turn, were able to have a spotlight at our event as their prize was called. A total of 13 prizes were raffled off from 8 generous businesses. All-in-all, the Central Austin team counted this event as a huge success and a foreshadow of what is to come of Wafd’s presence in Austin, TX.

WaFd Bank has served clients for over 100 years and have more than 200 locations across 8 western states. With 4 branches in the DFW area, we’re delighted to bring our excellent service to the Capital of Texas! We believe that a personal approach contributes to the financial security of our clients, from free checking accounts to full-service commercial loans. Together, we create opportunities that strengthen neighborhoods and the lives of those we serve. Stop in and see why Newsweek awarded us Best Bank three years in a row! We want to earn your business.

Our address is 3800 N Lamar blvd ste 135, Austin, TX 78756