New ‘Campus-branch’ bank facility aims to be a community space

WAYNE, Neb. - A new 14,000-square-foot facility is now open in northeast Nebraska.

State Nebraska Bank and Trust cut the ribbon on the SNBuilding in Wayne on Friday.

Right across from Wayne State College, the Campus-branch is the bank's second location in Wayne.

"In a town, our size, 'do we need two branches?' probably not," said CEO Matthew Ley. "But we like to cover the entire city. This is our Campus-branch, it really shows our interaction with the college that type of thing. But you know, we've been here for 125 years, my son just started sixth-generation, so we just want to make sure that we show off our commitment to the community." 

The building has a basketball/pickle-ball court for community use. Since opening late last year, over 200 people have used the community gym for nearly 500 hours of playtime.

The state-of-the-art building is home to the bank’s second location in Wayne, the Campus Branch, featuring a walk-in lobby, 24-hour ATM, and drive-thru lanes. 

Ley said they made it a priority to hire local contractors as much as possible throughout the construction process.

Founded in 1892, it's the only bank locally-owned in Wayne, run by the same family for five generations.

The SNBuilding is also home to the bank’s partner, State National Insurance Company; BeckAg, a leader in consulting services for the agricultural industry; and Title Services of the Plains. 

The building is now 80% full, with only three individual office suites remaining for lease on the second floor. 

 Community members can sign up to use the gym at the Campus Branch.  The space is also available to rent for parties and conferences. 

The Campus Branch is open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, with Saturdays open only via the drive-thru.

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