As the voice for the Nebraska banking industry, our mission is to provide extraordinary service for extraordinary members. Our vision is to be the foremost resource and advocate for Nebraska's banking industry. The Association constantly monitors the banking scene, watchful for new ideas and approaches to help Nebraska’s financial institutions respond to an ever-changing environment. Priorities include legislative representation, education, industry promotion and public relations, cost-saving products and services, and an array of other services designed to meet the needs of Nebraska’s commercial banks and savings institutions.
In September 1889, a group of 47 Nebraska bankers traveled to Kansas City to attend a convention of the American Bankers Association. While there, the Nebraskans decided to form a state association to represent Nebraska’s fledgling banking industry. Four months later, the Nebraska Bankers Association became a reality with the organization’s first convention held on January 22, 1890, with a total of 232 banks represented.
Nebraska’s banking industry continues to be united under the banner of the statewide trade association formed on that winter day in 1890 by those forward-looking pioneer bankers.