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Horizon Bank restricts all lobbies to appointment only because of coronavirus
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Horizon Bank restricts all lobbies to appointment only because of coronavirus

Horizon Bank restricts all lobbies to appointment only

Horizon Bank headquarters in Michigan City. 

Horizon Bank, the third largest bank in Northwest Indiana by market share, is restricting the lobbies of all its branches in Indiana and Michigan to appointment only in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The Michigan City-based bank closed branch lobbies to walk-in traffic Thursday, saying it needed to put safety first to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Customers can still bank with Horizon via drive up, ATM, live video and telephone.

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“At Horizon, there is nothing more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers, employees and communities we serve," CEO Craig Dwight said. "We have announced the temporary measure of having our lobbies open by appointment only to do all that we can to ensure a safe environment while serving the financial needs of our customers and community. As we face the unknown impact of the COVID-19 virus, we continue to monitor the situation from credible sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state and local public health authorities."

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Many other banks in Northwest Indiana also are closing their lobbies, including Centier Bank, Peoples Bank, American Community Bank and First State Bank of Porter Bank, in an effort to contain the virus that the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic.

For more information, visit www.horizonbank.comwhere or or call 888-873-2640.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.

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