The Way Banking Should Be
From businesses to farms to families, it's the communities we're a part of that make us who we are. That started at the very beginning and continues today.
Back in 1938, the Great Depression took a toll on the people and the banks in Palmer, Nebraska. So brothers George and Tom Dinsdale, along with some friends, decided to do something. They pulled their resources together to open a bank for their community.
They ran their bank much like they ran their farms, and that genuine approach helped them earn the trust of their community. So it didn't take long before they were ready to reach out to other towns and states. In the 1950s, George's sons Roy and Jack opened banks across Nebraska, then on to Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.
With each new bank, their approach stayed the same. More than just bankers, they saw themselves as friends, neighbors and links in the community. People who did business with a handshake.