Heritage Bank opens in new office

A large crowd gathered to enjoy food and beverages, and congratulate the staff of the Heritage Bank during Business After Hours in Broken Bow March 16. The bank is now open in its new location on the Custer Campus, behind Mid-Plains Community College Extended Campus. Bank staff greeted visitors and conducted tours during an open house in the new building last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Hertitage Bank first opened its doors in Broken Bow as a loan production office in April 2010, and was approved for a full-service bank two months later. A temporary office was set up on South D Street awaiting the construction of the new building on the west side of Broken Bow. The new building offers many additional services, including a night drop, full-service drive up, a full line of insurance products and a commons area in the lobby that features a coffee bar. Heritage Bank is a Nebraska-owned and managed community that brings the benefit of 60 years of banking experience and a team of roughly 180 professionals to benefit the Custer County area. They recently received both a 5 Star Rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., and an “A” or “Excellent” rating from Weiss Ratings. Over the years Bauer Financial, Inc. has gained the trust and recognition of regulators, bankers and consumers. The Weiss Ratings recognizes fewer than two percent of the nation’s banks for exceptional financial strength. Heritage Bank is proud to offer its customers and employees such distinguished financial stability. Jeff Varney, president, and Paul Birnie, relationship manager, and their team, have more than 80 years of combined experience in helping area ag producers, businesses and families with their banking needs. Heritage Bank has offices in 11 Nebraska communities. They offer 35 free ATM locations, including a new ATM located in the drive-up of the new Custer Campus office in Broken Bow. Though the official open house is over, Jeff, Paul and the rest of the staff of Heritage Bank invite everyone to stop by and visit their new office.