State Nebraska Bank & Trust is the only bank locally-owned in Wayne, run by the same family for five generations.
Branch Opens at 10th & Main Street
To expand services to the community and establish a location closer to Wayne State College, then-CEO David Ley opens a second branch, often known as the Drive-Thru, at 10th and Main Streets. Current CEO Matt Ley is held by his grandfather, Henry Ley, at the branch’s grand opening on January 25, 1975.
The Fire of 1986
In the early hours of January 2, 1986, the bank building was completely destroyed by fire. Although the fire had a devastating effect on the physical premises of the bank, the event created a strong employee and community bond. View our “Remembering the Fire” video here.
The morning after the 1:00 am fire found business “almost as usual” at the drive-in facility, which was constructed in 1974.
New Construction of SNBuilding
The bank announces construction of a new facility at its 10th & Main Street location, known as the SNBuilding, to house a new Campus Branch featuring a walk-in lobby, ATM, and drive-thru lanes, along with a basketball/pickleball court, State National Insurance Co., and office space for lease. Opening summer 2020.