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Reliance Bank will open branch in new Tim Hortons in O’Fallon


From Illinois Business Journal news services

O’FALLON, Ill. – Reliance Bank, a subsidiary of Reliance Bancshares, Inc. plans to relocate its existing O’Fallon, Ill., branch to the new Tim Hortons Café & Bake Shop, which will open this summer.

A ground-breaking event will take place Tuesday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at the new facility’s location at 450 Regency Park Drive, just off Interstate 64 and North Green Mount Road. The event will include O’Fallon Mayor Gary Graham, O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce leadership, and city officials. This will be the first Tim Hortons location to open its doors in Illinois and will be the brand’s fifth location in the Greater St. Louis region.

brouster tom“Reliance Bank is proud to be a part of the O’Fallon community and the growth that the city is experiencing,” said Thomas H. Brouster Sr. (left), chairman of the board of Reliance Bank. “We know that it’s a great place for people to work, live, and shop, and we are eager to be the first retail bank branch with a coffee and café shop in this fine city. I personally like the idea of turning an everyday chore into a coffee run and think our customers will, too. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Tim Hortons in this new opportunity.”

Customers will be treated to the latest technology at the new branch, including video boards, an interactive teller machine, free Wi-Fi, and innovative loan and deposit products. Additionally, customers will be able to enjoy a coffee, baked goods, or a meal from Tim Hortons as they conduct their banking transactions with Reliance Bank.

“We are extremely excited to be the first bank in a full-service Tim Hortons in the country and think this is a win-win for our customers as well as Tim Hortons’ customers,” said Rick Sems, president and CEO of Reliance Bank. “The new bank will feature an innovative floor plan that boasts the latest technology, making banking easier than ever. Reliance Bank hopes that customers who come into the building to do their banking will also stop to purchase and enjoy coffee and baked goods from Tim Hortons and vice versa.”

About Reliance Bancshares, Inc.

Reliance Bancshares, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, is a Missouri bank holding company that operates 20 branches and one loan production office in the St. Louis metropolitan area under the name of Reliance Bank. The company’s total assets as of Dec. 31, 2015 were approximately $1.2 billion. Reliance Bank’s website can be found at

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