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Fort Collins’ Joshua Alcantar – A Singer at Heart

Fort Collins’ Joshua Alcantar – A Singer at Heart

Joshua Alcantar is not your typical Commercial Banker. Behind the crisp suits and polished demeanor lives a passionate soul, with a love of music and community. Originally from Northern California, Josh found his way to Windsor, CO over a decade ago, and found his...

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Mandy Swanson is 2024 Miss Cozad Volunteer of the Year

Mandy Swanson is 2024 Miss Cozad Volunteer of the Year

On any given day, you are likely to find Mandy volunteering with one of the many community organizations she is involved with. Mandy has a huge heart for her community, and she demonstrates that by giving back in numerous ways. Because of this, Mandy has been...

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Eustis Customer Thriving With What He Was ‘Born to Do’

Eustis Customer Thriving With What He Was ‘Born to Do’

Family, hard work, and banking relationships all key to farmer’s ‘journey’ Alan Smith describes his career in farming as a “lifelong journey.” And he describes Waypoint Bank – Eustis and its predecessor as a companion on his journey for as long as he can remember....

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Owner of Flash Electric Stays Plugged Into Cozad

Owner of Flash Electric Stays Plugged Into Cozad

With the help of Waypoint Bank – Cozad, Joel Pflaster built a business in his hometown Joel Pflaster’s journey from growing up in Cozad to starting his own electric company in his hometown came with a few twists and turns. But growing up with the nickname “Flash,”...

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Cambridge Staff Goes Extra Mile to Feed Seniors

Cambridge Staff Goes Extra Mile to Feed Seniors

Bank employees volunteer throughout April to support Cambridge Meals on Wheels program Each weekday in April, you’ll find the six employees at Waypoint Bank – Cambridge taking turns stepping away from the bank to go knocking on doors around the community. But they’re...

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Nebraska Family Waypoint Bank Customers for Life

Nebraska Family Waypoint Bank Customers for Life

For Dave and Darcy Johnson, being a customer for life means a lot more Waypoint Bank – Cambridge Johnson Angus Ranch customers have banked there since they were kids We all have heard of the notion of being a customer for life. For Dave and Darcy Johnson, it’s much...

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Al Svajgr Presented with NEBRASKAlander Award

Al Svajgr Presented with NEBRASKAlander Award

Al's story is one of dedication, humility, and a lifelong commitment to the land that shaped him – a true Nebraska legend.   Distinguished NEBRASKAlander Award This March, Waypoint Bank Director Al Svajgr was honored with the 2024 Distinguished NEBRASKAlander...

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Payton Oliverius: Loan Officer with a Passion for Ag

Payton Oliverius: Loan Officer with a Passion for Ag

Payton Oliverius offers agriculture and banking knowledge to Waypoint Bank customers Payton, Waypoint Bank Imperial’s loan officer, has a lifetime of agricultural knowledge and passion. Growing up on his family's ranch north of Bayard Neb., Payton is no stranger to...

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Cozad Area Farmer Craig has Harvested for 70 Years

Cozad Area Farmer Craig has Harvested for 70 Years

92-year-old mans the combine, leading four generations in the field We were thrilled last fall when one of Waypoint Bank – Cozad’s long-time customers, 92-year-old Craig Worrell, was featured on NTV’s Grow. Reporter Steve White interviewed Craig, Betty (his wife of 73...

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New Waypoint Bank CEO Has Deep Roots in Nebraska Banking

New Waypoint Bank CEO Has Deep Roots in Nebraska Banking

Tim Sladek follows in his father’s footsteps as a community banker Ask Tim Sladek how he discovered his calling to be a banker; he’ll tell you that he didn’t need to look too far or for too long. His dad was his role model. His inspiration to take up banking started...

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Adams Lumber Banks on Personal Service

Adams Lumber Banks on Personal Service

Owners Amy and Chad Leibbrandt treasure the ties between two long-standing Nebraska companies Among the many products and services it offers for its customers, Adams Lumber cuts glass to meet the specific needs of its customers. But before co-owners Amy and Chad...

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‘Grateful’ Waypoint Bank CEO Rides Into Retirement

‘Grateful’ Waypoint Bank CEO Rides Into Retirement

After 44 years in banking, Kirk Riley looks ahead to family time, being outside, and Harley rides In a manner of speaking, Kirk Riley has spent his entire life in banking.  His parents were bankers in Kirk’s hometown of Shelton, Neb. So, when he started his first...

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Dave Besch: A banker with a gift for customer service

Dave Besch: A banker with a gift for customer service

Commercial lending and consumer advice are part of the package for Dave and his Waypoint Bank Northern Colorado team You might say Dave Besch was born with the Christmas spirit. And you’d be right on many levels, especially since the Northern Colorado Branch President...

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Waypoint Bank Lights Way for Home Lighting in Colo. Springs

Waypoint Bank Lights Way for Home Lighting in Colo. Springs

Commercial lending provides financing for fixture in lighting business From a business standpoint, the outlook for Jim Walters back in 2012 was partly cloudy.  But the owner of Home Lighting in Colorado Springs found a guiding light with the help of Waypoint Bank....

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Waypoint Bank – Clay Center Celebrates 30 Years

Waypoint Bank – Clay Center Celebrates 30 Years

Nebraska branch specializes in ag loans to Clay County and surrounding communities   Earlier this month, Waypoint Bank – Clay Center celebrated its 30th anniversary with around 75 people.  Attendees were treated to a fun history of the bank from Dave Higbea, who...

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An Achievement 140 Years in the Making

An Achievement 140 Years in the Making

Waypoint Bank celebrates a milestone anniversary and honors long-time team members Thank you to our customers and our community A milestone means even more when it can be shared. On October 12, the people of Waypoint Bank were blessed to share our milestone – 140...

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Golden Anniversary for Longest-Tenured Employee

Golden Anniversary for Longest-Tenured Employee

Julie Knauss started her career in banking in 1973 Earlier this month, Waypoint Bank – Cozad honored Julie Knauss for reaching a remarkable milestone, marking 50 years of service. Currently in the bookkeeping department, Julie is the longest-tenured employee in the...

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Darr Feedlot is a Big Business that Values Local Banking

Darr Feedlot is a Big Business that Values Local Banking

Cattle operation has been a customer of Waypoint Bank – Cozad since it began in 1982 Where’s the beef in central Nebraska? Ask anyone in the vicinity of Cozad, Neb., and they’ll tell you it’s probably under the management of Darr Feedlot, Inc. Darr Feedlot, which...

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Giving Blood is Giving Back to the Community

Giving Blood is Giving Back to the Community

Waypoint Bank’s Al Svajgr is recognized by Cozad's American Red Cross for donating 228 pints of blood He is a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of guy At an early age, Al Svajgr learned the Nebraska way of getting the job done: rolling up your sleeves and going to work. Al...

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