Bankers in the News
Maureen Lariviere, Flatwater Bank | Gothenburg, recently celebrated 20 years with the bank, where she works in the Investment Service Center.
Jessie Nowak, NebraskaLand Bank | Kearney, has marked a milestone anniversary of five years with the bank. She is a personal banker. (pictured)
Photo: Jessie Nowak
Banks in the News
Community First Bank | Maywood, recently set up a hitching post, built and donated by retired lender Wayne Hildebrandt, to better accommodate local customers who travel by horse and buggy. (pictured)
Cornhusker Bank and West Gate Bank | Lincoln, helped sponsor the Lincoln Community Foundation's annual Give to Lincoln Day on May 26. West Gate Bank was the presenting sponsor. All local business sponsors contributed to a $500,000 match fund that was split among all participating non-profits, based on each organization's percentage of total dollars raised.
Flatwater Bank | Gothenburg, was voted "Best of Gothenburg" in the Best Customer Service category of the Gothenburg Chamber awards. Julie Fecht, a customer service representative at the bank, received special recognition. (pictured)
First National Bank of Omaha | Lincoln, and other local organizations donated funds to the house-building project completed by students from Lincoln Northeast High School. The school worked with the Lincoln Housing Authority (LHA) to build the home, which will be sold to LHA tenants at an affordable price under the LHA's lease/purchase home ownership program. The bank also recently donated $20,000 to the Nebraska Housing Developers Association in Lincoln to help provide resources for low- and moderate-income families in Douglas and Lancaster counties. (pictured)
Great Plains State Bank | Petersburg, held a free Memorial Day Kick-Off community lunch on May 26.
Hershey State Bank | North Platte, hosted a Kickoff to Summer barbecue lunch and held a drawing for NebraskaLand Days concert tickets. The public could come for free food and donate to area firefighters.
i3 Bank | Bennington, held a free community shred event on May 25.
i3 Bank, Union Bank & Trust Co. and West Gate Bank | Lincoln, helped sponsor the LUXe Party & Art Auction fundraiser event for the LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln. The event helped raise funds for LUX's education, exhibition, artist-in-residence and outreach programs.
Security Bank | Allen, Hartington, Laurel and Osmond, awarded a total of $4,000 in scholarships to eight graduating seniors from area high schools this year.
Union Bank & Trust Co. | Lincoln, sent 12 staff volunteers on a two-week trip to Warsaw, Poland, through Operation Safe Harbor to help Ukrainian refugees displaced by the war with Russia. The bankers helped refugees with medical needs, groceries, paperwork and children's activities. (pictured)
Promotions & Appointments
Rod Larsen, Union Bank & Trust Co. | Lincoln, vice president - secondary mortgage market director (pictured)
Sean Blocher, Union Bank & Trust Co. | Omaha, vice president of business banking (pictured)
Michael Schommer, Union Bank & Trust Co. | Omaha, vice president of business banking (pictured)
Oscar Spader, Cornerstone Bank | York, credit review officer (pictured)
Photos, L to R: Rod Larsen, Sean Blocher, Michael Schommer and Oscar Spader