by: 2011 FILE PHOTO BY RAY PITZ  - This is how the former Blackbird Coffee Company looked last fall when two horses paid a visit to the popular Old Town location. In January, the Bank of Oswego's Sherwood Business Banking Center plans to open at the site.
The former Blackbird Coffee shop on the corner of Washington and Railroad streets will soon be home to Bank of Oswego’s Sherwood Business Banking Center.

The Sherwood Business Banking Center, which has been located on Roy Rogers Road since 2009, will open in its new location on Jan. 15.

The locally owned bank provides individualized banking and lending services to professionals and small businesses in the Sherwood area.

The move to the historic D.M. Pankhard Building, built in 1915, shows a level of commitment by the bank to promoting and sustaining economic growth in Sherwood, said bank officials.

“I am very excited about your (the bank’s) investment into Sherwood, especially in our historic Old Town,” said Sherwood City Manager Joe Gall.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tim Heine will continue to serve as vice president and senior lending officer for the Bank of Oswego's Sherwood branch.The bank plans to lend a strong nod to the historic lines of the structure with plans to renovate the office space under the direction of Phil Chek and Associates of Lake Oswego. The vault originally installed in the building will be converted into a wine cellar displaying local vintage wines from Dundee Hills.

“We are committed to being a ‘community’ bank in the true sense of the word,” said Bridget Smith, Bank of Oswego director of marketing and public relations. “The businesses, non-profits and schools of Sherwood recognize our genuine interest in offering resources which help support the social well-being of the community.”

Tim Heine will continue to lead the bank’s efforts in Sherwood as vice president and senior lending officer. Heine recently hired Dianne Snyder as the bank’s relationship manager.

The Bank of Oswego was named one of the “100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon” for the past two consecutive years by the Portland Business Journal.

Blackbird Coffee closed last spring. Prior to that, Sherwood Coffee Company occupied the space at 22578 S.W. Washington St.

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