Tompkins Bank of Castile has opened a location in Amherst, but it's not a branch.
Instead, the Batavia-headquartered bank opened a loan production office at 300 International Drive.
"It gives us a location where we can meet with customers in the Buffalo market as we continue our search for the first branch permanent location," said Gregg C. McAllister, a bank spokesman. "We are continuing to review several sites with our team of senior leaders from the bank."
Tompkins Bank of Castile has hired a Grand Island resident, Adam Desmond, as its regional market leader for the Buffalo area, to guide the bank's expansion here.