September 27, 2017
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – Jude Melville, President and Chief Executive Officer of b1BANK, today announced the bank’s formal expansion into Texas and opening of a loan production office in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
“Business First’s particular model of banking — serving small and lower middle market businesses and their executives — is a regionwide need,” said Melville. “For more than a decade we have been serving our Louisiana clients as they do business in the high growth areas of Texas, and we now look forward to bringing that same level of consistency and partnership to clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Our success depends on having the right bankers on our team, and we are pleased to announce Chris Shaw, a seasoned business banker and native of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is leading our efforts on the ground.