Newest Norwalk Central Sponsor Announced: City State Bank
The City of Norwalk, Sportsman Solutions, and Great Plains Sponsorships are happy to announce that the newest sponsor of the Norwalk Central development is City State Bank. The City’s 41,000 square feet public recreation facility to be built at the heart of the Gregg Young Auto Sports Campus (at Norwalk Central), is now named the City State Bank Norwalk Fieldhouse. Construction of the facility will begin this summer of 2023 and is scheduled to be open to the public by early 2024. The overall development will include retail, dining, hotels, public park, and trails, both private and public sports and recreational facilities, multi-sports turf fields, and much more. Norwalk Central is located east of HWY 28, south of Colonial Parkway, and north of West High Road.
"City State Bank has invested in and been supported by the Norwalk community since it opened its doors in 1895. We are proud to be part of the Norwalk Central project and partner with the City of Norwalk in serving the community, customers, and friends that reside here. We think it will be another great attraction to Norwalk and look forward to welcoming families from around the metro and the Midwest to the new City State Bank Norwalk Fieldhouse."
David Albrecht -City State Bank, President
“One of our very first discussions when we began the naming rights and corporate sponsor search was with City State Bank. We had them come out and tour the facility on a few occasions. Their commitment to Norwalk reflects what you see in this multi-year exclusive agreement and the work that they have been doing in the Des Moines Metro for over a Century! We are excited to have City State Bank as the naming rights partner and exclusive financial institution to the City recreation building.”
Ryan Patrick-Vice President Great Plains Sponsorships
“City State Bank has always been supportive of Parks and Recreation. I'm excited about this new partnership and the future of the City State Bank Norwalk Fieldhouse.”
Robin Leaper, Park, and Recreation Director for the City of Norwalk.
“City State Bank has been a phenomenal partner to the City of Norwalk for generations. We are grateful for their continued support, and assistance in bringing the new City State Bank Norwalk Fieldhouse to this amazing community.”
Mayor of Norwalk, Tom Phillips
“The Norwalk Central project has taken years of hard work and dedication to bring to life. We are all now able to watch it unfold and having community partners such as City State Bank is a great blessing. The City State Bank Norwalk Fieldhouse will provide a wide array of new public amenities for all ages including sports, recreation, programming, games, indoor and outdoor lounge areas, food options, and more. The Park and Recreation Department will also be located in this new facility, making it even more convenient for the public to enjoy all it has to offer.”
Hollie Zajicek, City of Norwalk Economic Development Director. NorwalkCentral.com
This announcement comes a week after announcing the naming rights to the north plaza, now known as the MidAmerican Energy Plaza, which connects the outdoor turf sports fields to the City’s Public Recreation Facility, now named the City State Bank Norwalk Fieldhouse. (https://www.norwalk.iowa.gov/news_detail_T5_R33.php) Two weeks prior, the City announced the new name of the sports campus at Norwalk Central, now named the Gregg Young Auto Sports Campus (at Norwalk Central) (https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/norwalk/2023/01/13/gregg-young-chevrolet-name-norwalk-central-sports-campus-development/69775863007/).
CIty State Bank:
City State Bank is a locally owned, community bank that has served Norwalk since it opened its doors in 1895. With a continuous goal of giving back to the communities they serve, City State Bank now has 8 locations. It offers a full array of financial products including personal and business banking, loans, mortgage lending, ag lending, trust and investments, and insurance.
City of Norwalk Economic Development
The City of Norwalk established the Economic Development Department in 2017 and is made up of three full time staff members. The Department is responsible for bringing new businesses, commercial and industrial development projects to the City in order to create new revenues, goods and services, and high quality jobs to the community. The Department also manages business expansion projects, foreign relations programs, and the City-wide communications, public affairs and marketing efforts. Since the Department was established in 2017, the City’s commercial and industrial tax base has increased by 121%, adding an extra $54,000,000 in taxable value. In this same timeframe, more than 50 new businesses have opened resulting in more than 1,000 new full-time jobs in the community.
Great Plains Sponsorships
GPS was founded by Ryan Querry in 2015. GPS generates sustainable revenue streams via Naming Rights, Sponsorships & Pouring Rights. This is through providing turnkey services to help sports complexes, municipalities, aquatic centers, youth organizations, nonprofits, entertainment venues, stadiums, arenas, and other projects operate profitably.``
Sportsman Solutions provides positive solutions for athletic facilities, leagues and organizations in various sports. A vision of creating innovative solutions for sports facility owners/operators by working with complementary entities to create a positive working business model