Investar Bank Now Open in Westlake

December 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST

First Branch in Southwest Louisiana/Lake Charles Market

Lake Charles, La.Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”) opened its newest branch located at 2215 Sampson St. in Westlake today, December 16, 2019. This is Investar’s 28th branch location and first in the Southwest Louisiana region that offers high-touch, personal community banking service for businesses and individuals with a full array of products and services. 

“For over a year the Bank has had an Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) in Lake Charles on Country Club Road. Now, to see this come full circle is very exciting with us opening Investar’s first full service branch in Southwest Louisiana,” said Kevin Lacy, Commercial Market Manager, Investar. “The exceptional aspect about this opening is that our start is in Westlake.  Not many financial institutions begin their Southwest Louisiana market footprint in Westlake, but Steve Lacy and I knew this area was a top priority from the beginning. This new location demonstrates that we are committed to Westlake and the surrounding communities. We look forward to providing convenience to our existing customers as well as the opportunity to serve new customers,” continued Lacy.

The modern 3,132 square-foot facility employs a full-service branch staff plus commercial relationship managers who are all focused on meeting the needs of customers in Westlake. The facility renovations were completed Friday, December 13 and features three drive-through lanes, a night deposit box and safe deposit boxes. In the coming months, Investar will have a drive up ATM available for 24/7 access. The Bank is committed to expanding its client-focused community bank offering across Southwest Louisiana. 

“With the Westlake branch and the new branch under construction, next to our ITM on Country Club Road in Lake Charles, Investar will have two locations opening during a four month timeframe. This will give us ‘the Bricks & Mortar’ to better serve the needs of our new and existing customers,” said Jeff Blum, C&I Banking President, Investar. 

The new branch in Westlake is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by to speak with any of our experienced, local bankers including Branch Managers Diane Bauer and Contessa Bell or any of our experienced commercial relationship managers, visit us online at, or call us at 337.656.6880.


Photo caption: Westlake Staff Welcomes You

Westlake Staff Welcomes You



Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: ISTR), parent company of wholly-owned subsidiary Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”), had total assets of approximately $2 billion as of Sept. 30, 2019. Investar is a full-service community bank headquartered in Baton Rouge, La. offering extensive banking products and services for individuals and businesses for over 10 years. The Bank has 28 branches serving several markets across South Louisiana, Texas and Alabama: the Baton Rouge area (Baton Rouge, Central, Denham Springs, Port Allen, Gonzales, Prairieville, Jackson, Slaughter, St. Francisville, Zachary), Hammond, the Acadiana area (Lafayette, Ville Platte, Mamou, Pine Prairie), the New Orleans area (Metairie, Elmwood, Mandeville), three branches in Texas (Houston, Texas City, Dickinson) and two branches in Alabama (Livingston, York). Investar Bank NMLS ID# 481188. Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit

Lisa O'Deay 


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