PACE — On Wednesday, Jan. 17, leaders of the Pace community, Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, and Hancock and Whitney Bank will celebrate the grand opening of the new Hancock and Whitney financial center in the heart of Pace.

"Larger, more convenient, and more accessible for clients than the bank’s old Pace location, the new 2,100-square-foot financial center at 4612 Highway 90 features an expanded lobby and teller line, advanced technology, and improved parking," a media release states.

"The opening of the new financial center is another way Hancock and Whitney Bank is affirming its ongoing commitment to the community’s growth and future. The Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce and other community partners will also join regional representatives of the bank for a ribbon-cutting ceremony."

Founded in the late 1800s, Hancock and Whitney Bank provides financial products and services at locations in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.