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West Gate Bank One of Three Co-Investors With Nelnet Renewable Energy Partners To Complete $9.9 Million Solar Tax Equity Investment in the Northeast
April 20, 2021
Lincoln, Neb. – April 5, 2021 – Nelnet Renewable Energy, a leading solar tax equity investor and fund manager, today announced the completion of a $9.9 million solar tax equity investment into a portfolio of projects in the northeast with three co-investors. The investment received an E1 rating on its Green Transaction Evaluation from S&P Global Ratings for its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impact.
March 15, 2021
West Gate Bank has announced plans to expand its presence in the Omaha market with the building of a fourth location at 177th & Maple Street.
January 12, 2021
The West Gate Bank Board of Directors has elected Clay Blank to the title of Mortgage Officer/Jr. TPO Account Executive for the West Gate Bank Correspondent Mortgage division; Stacy Hall to the title of Vice President in her role as a TPO Account Executive for the West Gate Bank Correspondent Mortgage division; and Kelly Lutomski to the title of Vice President, Mortgage Talent Recruitment & Development.
November 23, 2020
West Gate Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jared Hollinger to its Board of Directors.
October 23, 2020
Eric Baumgartner, Assistant Vice President/Digital Bank Officer, and Misty Sinica, Operations Officer, recently completed the 2019/2020 Advanced School of Banking.
September 1, 2020
The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Chad Tettenborn as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. Tettenborn brings 15 years of experience in Financial Services to his new role at West Gate Bank.
August 24, 2020
The Lincoln Community Foundation enthusiastically announced the continuation of West Gate Bank’s sponsorship for Give to Lincoln Day. West Gate Bank has committed to the event for the next three years as Presenting Sponsor. The 10th annual giving day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
July 29, 2020
The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors has elected Kay Bartek to Senior Vice President, Lincoln Retail Market Manager; Casey Brandt to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager; and Jennifer Morand-Ackerman to Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer.
May 1, 2020
In light of the current social and economic crisis, Lincoln’s 9th annual giving day is on as scheduled for Thursday, May 28. Organized by the Lincoln Community Foundation, Give to Lincoln Day is an online event encouraging donations to support the local nonprofits and causes people care about.
March 17, 2020
Starting on Thursday, March 19, 2020, West Gate Bank lobbies in Lincoln and Omaha will be closed until further notice. Drive-thrus will continue normal business hours.
March 13, 2020
At West Gate Bank, the health and safety of our customers and employees is a top priority. As a bank, we have implemented measures to safeguard our ability to remain open and serve your banking needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. West Gate Bank is devoting substantial resources to meet this commitment to you and the communities we serve. You can count on West Gate Bank to keep you and your business running.
February 13, 2020
The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors has elected Brandi Ballan to Assistant Vice President, Business Banking Officer; Eric Baumgartner to Assistant Vice President, Digital Banking Officer; and HolliAnn Zinnecker to Customer Service Officer.
West Gate Bank and the UNL Center for Economic Education Partner to Open Student Branch at Wysong Elementary
November 26, 2019
The newest “branch” of West Gate Bank opened its doors for the first time on November 22, 2019. Business will be limited to savings deposits for Wysong Elementary students.
July 1, 2019
Johanna Hannemann, Retail Training Officer at West Gate Bank, received a Junior Achievement Volunteer of the Year award on June 20, 2019 at the JA Spirit of Achievement luncheon in Lincoln, Nebraska. Hannemann was nominated by the first-grade team at Roper Elementary School.
June 25, 2019
The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Jeanette Moeller as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.
West Gate Bank Empowers High School Students to Make Informed Financial Decisions Through Innovative Web-Based Program
March 30, 2019
April is Financial Literacy month, making it the perfect time to reflect on the landscape of financial wellness and how West Gate Bank is moving the needle in Lincoln Public Schools.
January 10, 2019
West Gate Bank® is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Homa and Todd Peterson to its Board of Directors.
November 28, 2018
The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors has elected Stacy Hall to the title of Assistant Vice President/Correspondent Mortgage Account Manager for the West Gate Bank Correspondent Mortgage division; Sherry Hartwig to the title of Vice President of the West Gate Bank Mortgage Servicing division; and Scott Tolle to the title of Assistant Vice President/Mortgage Collections Manager.
November 13, 2018
The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors is pleased to welcome John Runnebaum as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer.
August 29, 2018
The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Dave Buggeln as Chief Information Officer, Information Technology. Buggeln brings over 16 years of experience to his new role at West Gate Bank. As Chief Information Officer, Buggeln is responsible for overseeing the Information Technology department, bringing a high-tech, high-touch, personalized approach to the delivery of technology services and solutions in the West Gate Bank banking environment.
August 27, 2018
The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors has elected Barbara Bauer to the title of Vice President, Branch Manager of the Pacific Springs location; Teresa Nelly to the title of Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of the Ralston location; and Shelly Wachter to the title of Vice President, Branch Manager of the Bellevue location.
July 23, 2018
The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors has elected Jon Dittenber to Omaha Chief Lending Officer; promoted Shawn Schreiner to Omaha Business Banking Solutions Officer and Nick Theisen to Business Banking Officer.
May 24, 2018
The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors has elected Kim Foreman to the title of Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of the West O location; and elected Jonah Hamilton to the title of Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of the 84th & Eagle Crest location.
May 7, 2018
The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors has elected Katie Miller to the title of Vice President, Branch Manager of the Midtown location; Brock Shelton to the title of Senior Vice President, Business Banking Solutions; and Kristi Thornton to the title of Senior Vice President, Omaha Retail Market Manager.
May 7, 2018
West Gate Bank announced the signing of an agreement to acquire three Omaha area branches from Great Southern Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSBC). The transition is expected to take place in July 2018, pending regulatory approval.
March 28, 2018
West Gate Bank and Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln are partnering together to build a decent and affordable home for future Habitat homeowners, Khasro, Ginar and their four children. West Gate Bank is the $25,000 Silver Sponsor on an upcoming Habitat build to begin Thursday, July 12, 2018.
West Gate Bank® Empowers High School Students to Make Informed Financial Decisions Through Innovative Web-based Program
February 16, 2018
West Gate Bank® today announced a new initiative to bring financial literacy education to high school students across Lincoln, NE by providing them with access to the EVERFI™--Financial Literacy learning platform. This web-based program uses the latest in new media technology (simulations, avatars, gaming and adaptive-pathing) to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Through this platform, students will become certified in hundreds of topics in personal finance, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens. West Gate Bank has partnered with EVERFI, Inc. to bring the interactive financial management program to these high school students at no cost to the schools.
January 16, 2018
Lincoln, NE — West Gate Bank announced a gift donation to The Lincoln Community Foundation that will provide Give To Lincoln Day the largest match fund in its seven year history. Lincoln’s annual giving day is scheduled for Thursday, May 31. Every participating nonprofit organization will receive a proportional share of the record $400,000 match fund, based upon its percentage of total dollars raised.
January 3, 2018
The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors has elected Dana Brashear to the title of Vice President, TPO Customer Management & Mortgage Project Management and StacyRomero to the title of Mortgage Banking Officer for the West Gate Bank Correspondent Mortgage division.
October 23, 2017
The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors has elected Jon Dittenber, Darcie Ross and Kyle Wooster each to Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending. Tyler Bates has been promoted to Credit Analyst II.
May 18, 2017
Lincoln, NE — The West Gate Bank® Board of Directors has elected Kay Bartek as Vice President, Branch Manager.
May 17, 2017
As one of the many projects West Gate Bank is proud to support, on Wednesday, May 17 the Willard Community Center held a groundbreaking ceremony for their facility renovation. The renovation will include a new three-story addition allowing for expansion of Willard's programs and services.