WNB PLANS TO START BUILDING PROJECT IN NORTH PLATTE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF GROWING CUSTOMER BASE

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Western Nebraska Bank has announced plans to build a new bank at the 600 block of South Dewey Street in North Platte.  The Bank’s current North Platte location at 416 S. Dewey, along with Western Nebraska Insurance (WNI), will be relocated to the new building upon completion in early 2015. 

“We are constantly looking for opportunities to improve our service to our existing customers and to welcome new customers.  We are excited to be relocating our existing North Platte location to a new facility,” said Kert McKeone, Executive Vice President of Western Nebraska Bank.  “Our customer base includes not only folks from North Platte, but also customers from Valentine to McCook. As a result, we believe it makes sense to have a convenient bank centrally located in North Platte to service our expansive customer base.”

The bank will be a two story 8,000 square foot building with a drive-thru lane and ATM.  The bank building was designed to complement other downtown historical buildings in North Platte.  A portion of the second floor will be available for lease.  This location will offer our customers a full range of services, including depository, lending and other commercial, agriculture and consumer banking services while at the same time offering small town personalized service that Western Nebraska Bank is known for.

“We look forward to providing traditional small town service with the latest modern banking technology, including the conveniences of online and mobile banking offered by the large mega banks,” said Michael Kelly, Chairman of Western Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Western Nebraska Bank.

Western Nebraska Bank was recently awarded a 5-Star Rating by Bauer Financial, Inc. an independent bank research firm.  

Western Nebraska Bank is a locally owned community bank, built on Western Nebraska values, focused on creating long-standing relationships since 1910, through integrity, expertise and offering financial solutions with locations in North Platte, Curtis and Purdum.