American Cancer Society's Relay for Life

Washington County Bank was a leading sponsor, supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life events, in Burt and Washington Counties. In addition to WCB’s corporate support, bank employees rallied to raise funds individually and as a team. We are very proud of the commitment from our bank employees, as they have volunteered their time and talents to raise money throughout the year.

Relay for Life

WCB Washington County Team raised $8,600.00

  

Relay for Life

WCB Burt County Team raised $4,100

Gateway to the West Parade

We had a great time at the Gateway to the West parade! Thank you to our wonderful employees that made it so much fun.

NP Dodge Customer Appreciation Lunch

Dinah Davison, Cody Carritt and Mike Tupa, our Blazing Banker grillers, helped grill lunch at the NP Dodge Customer Appreciation lunch. Thanks for letting us be a part of this community event!

Midtown Mayhem 3v3 Basketball Tournament

Washington County Bank was a proud tournament and concession stand sponsor of the Midtown Mayhem 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament held in Blair. The tournament brought in many local teams, including our very own WCB team: Garth Brown, Doug Anderson, Pat Dutton, and Dane Petersen!

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9th Annual Community Shred Day

Over 7,800 pounds of confidential documents were shredded at Washington County Banks community shred day on May 13th. The on-site shred truck gave members of our community the opportunity to safely and securely shred their old bank statements, tax filings and other confidential information.

Congratulations 2017 Washington County Bank ATM Scholarship Winners

Since 2012, Washington County Bank has been proudly donating all proceeds from the Blair High School ATM to local students, in the form of scholarships, to seniors who have become EverFi Financial Literacy certified. This year, $1,000 in scholarships was awarded. Congratulations to Meredith Bateman, Madelyne Epperson, Olivia Frost, Bethany Green, and Morgan Schenck. Congratulations graduates and best of luck with your future plans!

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Teach Children to Save Award

The Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA) honored Washington County Bank for their leadership and contributions to the financial services industry during the association’s annual convention May 3-5. Washington County Bank was recognized with the “Teach Children To Save” award for exceptional effort in helping youth develop good savings habits early in life.

NE 150 Mobile Children’s Museum

Washington County Bank was proud to provide volunteers and be a part of the Truckin’ Through Nebraska exhibit. This hands-on children’s museum was created in honor of the 150th anniversary of statehood.

Employees Participate in Blair Library and Technology Center Grand Opening

Employees from Washington County Bank helped grill lunch, with the Blazing Banker grill, at the grand opening for the Blair Public Library and Technology Center. This was an exciting community event and WCB was happy to be a part of it. Congratulations to the Blair Public Library and Technology Center!

Terry Dutton Receives Emmett Award

Gateway Development presented its first Emmett Award since 2011 to Terry Dutton, president and chief executive officer of Washington County Bank.

The award, named after Emmett Rogert — one of the founding members of Gateway Development — is given to an individual who has "shown exceptional values and principles necessary to build a progressive economic partnership in Washington County."

A native of Onawa, Iowa, Dutton first came to Blair to attend Dana College, and graduated in 1980. He then started his finance career at International Harvester Credit Corp. In 1992, Dutton and his family moved to Nebraska, where he accepted a job with Washington County Bank and First National Bank of Omaha to open a new nationwide equipment financing division. In 2007, he was named president, CEO and chairman of the board of Washington County Bank.

Dutton was a founding member of the Blair Family YMCA; served on the Memorial Community Hospital & Health System Board of Directors for nine years; and has been active with the Gateway board, Blair downtown development, Blair Rotary, the mayor's advisory committee for the Dana College campus, Blair Little League, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and Nature Conservancy. Dutton and his wife, Kim, raised their five children in Blair. Courtesy of Katie Rohman, Washington County Pilot-Tribune

L to R: Terry Dutton, president of Washington County Bank, Lisa Scheve, executive director of Gateway Development Corporation, and David Geneoways, president of the Gateway Board of Directors

Pass it Forward

For 6 years now, Washington County Bank employees have been “Passing It Forward” over the holiday season. Employees did Random Acts of Kindness throughout our community. Here are some of the great ways they Passed It Forward: delivered goodies to residents at Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, thanked the police department, provided gas cards to the crisis center, wrote handwritten notes to various people, donated hats and gloves to the elementary schools, delivered car packages to the Specialty Clinic, and contributed toys to the Optimist Toy Drive.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout

Washington County Bank was a proud supporter of the recent Law Enforcement Appreciation lunch that was hosted by the Blair Optimist Club! Pictured are WCB employees (front to back): Jennifer Harder, Ellie Richardson-Vakiner, Emily Petersen, Jason Fowler, Terry Dutton and Eric Preister.

Back to School Appreciation Lunch

The “Blazing Banker” grillers provided a complimentary lunch for Blair and Tekamah-Herman schools to help kick-off the school year. “Washington County Bank hosts these cookouts to show our appreciation for our local teachers and faculty. We wanted to recognize the hard work and dedication of these groups. They do so much for our kids and make a great impact to our communities ,” said Emily Petersen, marketing officer. This is the fifth back-to-school appreciation lunch that Washington County Bank has hosted.

Doug Anderson Attended Graduate School of Banking

Doug Anderson, 2nd Vice President Commercial Division, attended the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC). He began the school’s three-year program in July. GSBC is an intense program built around executive-level courses which are based on the concepts of community banking. Students are required to complete classroom coursework in Boulder for two-week sessions, along with intersession projects related to their coursework.

“Christmas in July” food drive for the Washington County Food Pantry

Washington County Bank employees helped to fill the food pantry shelves by generously donating hundreds of food items. Monetary donations collected were matched by Washington County Bank and a check for $1,074 was presented to the Food Pantry.

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Congratulations to WCB’s Relay for Life Teams on a successful year!

WCB’s Washington County team surpassed their fundraising goal of $5,000 by raising over $7,700. They were the top fundraising team for Relay for Life Washington County in 2016.

WCB’s Burt County team also beat their $1,000 fundraising goal and raised over $3,300!

We would like to thank each of our team members for their dedication and involvement in the American Cancer Society’s, Relay for Life.


Teach Children to Save Day

Employees of Washington County Bank gave a savings lesson to 4th grade students from Arbor Park Intermediate School in Blair, and Kindergarten and Second grade classes at Tekamah-Herman Elementary as part of National Teach Children to Save Day.

Teach Children to Save Day is a financial education program sponsored by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation. Washington County Bank’s presentations included learning about the concept of a Budget, including Saving, Spending and Sharing.