Jeff Gerhart: Fourth Generation Banker

Jeff Gerhart: Fourth Generation Banker

PACB & ICBA: Standing Strong on the Front Lines

NICK DIFRANCESCO (ND): Thank you for agreeing to participate in this interview. I know you’ve been traveling across the country and your time is tight. Can you give us a little perspective on the communities that you serve back home? How important is community banking on Main Street in Nebraska?

JEFF GERHART (JG): The Bank of Newman Grove, founded in September of 1891, is a family-owned bank that has been providing banking services to our rural community for five generations. Providing banking services for our friends and family since 1891 lets you know that our roots run deep in our community.

It’s crucial as a community bank in a rural area that we provide our farming customers and small business owners with a good, strong lending environment. It’s important that we take care of our customers, whether a local farmer, or a Main Street business, grocery store, cafe, or body shop. When our customers succeed, we succeed, too. We want them to remain viable and we want our bank to remain viable; the relationship goes hand-in-hand.

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