Congratulations to Great Western Bank – this week’s Spotlight Business of the Week!

Great Western Bank was founded more than 80 years ago as a hometown, community bank.  Now a regional leader with more than 170 branch locations in nine states, they’ve grown but retain their position as a hometown bank in the communities they serve.  Their mission is to Make Life Great by taking outstanding care of their customers and creating long-term relationships.

The Milbank location was started in 2002 and now staffs 14 employees.  Those employees, along with their years of banking experience, include:

Market President: Steven Nomeland-36 years

Retail Manager/Mortgage Lender:  Daryl Halvorson-37 years

Commercial/Agri-Business Bankers: Brian Trapp-6 years, Julie Jarman-26 years

Business Banking Associate: Holly Riley-1 year

Personal Bankers: Diana Allen-38 years, Alesia Christensen-11 years

Teller Supervisor: Tory Pollock-2 ½ years

Tellers: Janet Stengel-27 years, Renae Taylor-10 ½ years, Kasey Klemm- 5 mo.

BSA Dept: Jennifer Brown-20 years, Betsey Garcia-2 month

Investment Representative: Dale Nelsen-30years

*They provide over 245 combined years of banking experience!

Great Western Bank is a full-service regional bank focused on relationship-based business and agribusiness banking, complimented by retail banking and wealth management services. They provide a range of deposit and loan products to their retail customers through several channels, including their branch network, online banking system, mobile banking applications and customer care centers.

Their banking model seeks to balance the best of being a “big enough” and “small enough” bank, providing capabilities typical of a much larger bank with a customer-focused culture usually associated with smaller banks.

For more information, please visit or contact them at 605-432-1500.

Author: Milbank Chamber

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