Midwest Bank Breaks Ground on New Pilger Branch
Midwest Bank recently broke ground on a new bank in Pilger, with construction slated to begin later this summer. June 15, 2015 - On Friday, June 12th, the Village of Pilger and Midwest Bank came together to kick off the town’s weekend celebration in recognition of the one year anniversary of the tornadoes that affected the area. To open the weekend, Midwest Bank broke ground for their new facility at 2nd and Main Street in downtown Pilger. Plans for the new bank facility were also be unveiled. The public was invited to attend the event and we welcomed nearly 300 friends and neighbors to celebrate the ground breaking.
“Immediately following the events on June 16, 2014, we were firmly committed to returning to our roots in Pilger. It is so rewarding to see things finally come together and celebrate our return to Pilger,” said Midwest Bank President & CEO Doug Johnson. “We are here not only to celebrate our return, but the hard work of so many residents of this community over the past year. It is our privilege to return to a community that is such a large part of who we are.”
The program included remarks from Johnson as well as U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, Lt. Governor Mike Foley, Robin Wilson, Chairman of the Midwest Bank Board of Directors, Kim Neiman, Pilger Village Clerk and Angela Denton with the Reinventing Pilger Committee.
The ground breaking kicked off a weekend full of festivities in Pilger, including an inflatable midway, food vendors, live entertainment and flag dedication. “This was such a fun way to kick off a weekend where we could look back at what we’ve overcome as well as look forward to what lies ahead of us,” said Neiman.
“It has been a year that we will never forget, but the future is bright and Midwest Bank is proud to be a part of it,” added Johnson.