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History

Locally Owned, Community Minded

Valley Bank and Trust Co. has been among the fastest growing banks in Western Nebraska since opening their doors in 1988. Originally known as Gering State Bank, President and CEO, John P. Stinner Sr., and a small group of investors founded the bank in Gering, Nebraska. It grew rapidly, and in 1997, the bank’s Board of Directors renamed the bank Valley Bank and Trust Co.

In 1999, Valley Bank and Trust Co. acquired three additional branches in the communities of Ogallala, Grant, and Wauneta, Nebraska. Valley Bank and Trust Co. expanded into the front range of Colorado in 2001. Valley Bank and Trust Co. dba Western States Bank, a branch of Valley Bank and Trust Co. has two locations in Fort Collins, and one branch in Loveland, Colorado.

Valley Bank and Trust Co. and Western States Bank make the communities they serve their priority. Valley Bank and Trust Co. was the first bank in the North Platte Valley to offer Saturday banking hours; was one of the first banks in the state of Nebraska to offer a completely bi-lingual branch in Scottsbluff, as well as, an in-house investment center; and has been honored repeatedly by the U.S. Small Business Administration as being the number one “small business friendly” bank in all of Nebraska. In fact, Entrepreneur magazine stated that Valley Bank and Trust Co is one of “America’s Top Small-Business-Friendly Banks.”

Valley Bank and Trust Co. and Western States Bank are full service community banks who offer a lifetime’s worth of banking services such as totally free personal and business checking accounts; consumer, mortgage, agricultural, and commercial loans; free telephone banking; personalized certificate of deposits; free online bill pay; and a state-of-the-art Internet banking system.

Valley Bank and Trust Co. offers its valued customers 11 locations in two states, each proving one-stop financial assistance including insurance, investments, and trust services in addition to the complete line of banking services.

Valley Bank and Trust Co. is proud of its heritage as a locally owned, full service bank that cares about its communities and is proud of its people.

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