ChamberPercs Closes Out 2020 Friday Event At State Nebraska Bank & Trust Campus Branch

WAYNE – The year-end Chamber Coffee event went virtual during Chamber Percs this past Friday morning along with the announcement of the final Holiday Stamp Card winners.

From the Campus Branch, State Nebraska Bank & Trust took the viewers on a tour of their new facility (SNBuilding) along with giving a demo for pickleball.

Luke Virgil, Wayne Area Economic Development Executive Director, said this was now how they were expecting to celebrate the final Chamber Coffee of 2020 but reminded community members to support others.

“Please also continue to support, eat, shop local,” said Virgil. “We need you to support our local business now more than ever. Because some of them are struggling, some of them are doing well but the only way to keep our community strong right now is to support local.”

The new location, is a full-service bank just like the downtown main branch. State Nebraska Bank & Trust offers loans, new accounts, cash deposits and more for customers who want to walk-in or go through the drive-thru.

Matt Ley, CEO of State Nebraska Bank & Trust signed the full occupancy stating it’s complete aside from a small list.

“Our general contractor, Otte (Construction Co.) has done a great job,” Ley added. “We’ve had a lot of local contractors as well as subcontractors. When we built it, we really wanted it to be local, then we went to northeast Nebraska, then all of Nebraska and then the midwest.”

The SNBuilding, located at 1010 Main Street, is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. with the drive-thru only being open on Saturday’s. The lobby is also open from 8 a.m. until noon at the main branch located at 122 Main Street.

There are still four offices on the second level to rent. Contact the Campus Branch at 402-375-1131 or the Main Branch at 402-375-1130 with any questions.

The official grand opening will be in 2021, as Chamber Percs took viewers on a virtual tour and talked more about the SNBuilding. Kaki and Dave Ley also provided a demo on the pickleball court and Virgil attempted a shot on the new basketball hoop.

Contact the Campus Branch during their business hours to reserve a spot in the gym.

State Nebraska Bank & Trust also hosted their first ever Holiday Sweater Contest as two winners each received a $100 donation from SNB. Megan Hansen won the contest and chose to donate to Haven House while Diane Roeber came in second place and chose to donate to the Wayne Food Pantry.

The final two winners from the Holiday Stamp Card promotion also received $200 in chamber bucks as they were Lois Berns and Hannah Borg.

There’ll be no Chamber Coffee/Chamber Percs this Friday, December 25 or next Friday, January 1 in observance of the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holiday.

The next host will be Wayne State College focusing on the Center for Applied Technology and Business Technology on Friday, January 8. The only other Friday host is St. Mary’s Grade School on January 29 while other Friday’s through April 16 are open. Contact the WAED office at 402-375-2240 if you’re interested in hosting.

View past Chamber Percs on the Wayne, NE Facebook page.

Office at WAED will be closing at noon on Thursday, December 24 and all day on Friday, December 25 before re-opening on Monday, December 28.