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Stockman Bank Confirms Dedication to the MonDak


The new Stockman Bank ribbon cutting.

Stockman Bank has reconfirmed its strong commitment to the MonDak area with the completion of a stately, three story brick and glass building on Holly Street in Sidney.

Bank president Garth Kallevig explained the bank had outgrown its downtown location and expansion there was not feasible. Adding a second story was not an option and taking out parking spaces by building to the alley would not have been good for customers.

The search for a new site began in 2012. When the property on Holly came up for sale, Stockman decided it would be an excellent choice for the new facility. "We knew it would be a good location," Kallevig said. "This is the direction Sidney is moving with the Shops at Fox Run, Holiday Inn and the Post Office all in this area. "The new location offers great access both from Holly and 3rd St. NE., plus it has more than ample parking for staff, customers and the occasional semi or livestock trailer. The state-of-the-art drive through offers four wider lanes to accommodate today's larger vehicles and a fifth ATM lane.

The spacious, comfortable lobby welcomes the customer into the world of professional, courteous, full-service banking. Lobby traffic has increased according to Kallevig, and two full time positions have been added.

A training and education center for both staff and the community has been well used. During banking hours, the 2nd floor boardroom is available to non-profit and community service organizations at no charge.

The third floor, which has a private elevator and staircase, is currently available for rent to a suitable tenant. In the meantime, it is available for events such as the Foundation's Wine and Food Festival. "The third floor was made part of the original plan since it costs less money to build for the future on the front end than come back and add on later," Kallevig explained. "The future of Sidney and the entire MonDak area are bright, and Stockman wants to make sure we can continue to grow with the community," Kallevig added.

Along with the new building came expanded lobby hours of 9am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. The Downtown Auto Bank on 2nd Street is also open Saturdays from 8am to noon. ATMs are accessible at both the new main location and the Downtown Auto Bank. "We want to maintain the Auto Bank location Downtown," Kallevig stated "We understand how much customers enjoy both the drive through and the walk-in convenience of that location."

"I have not had a single negative call or comment about the new building, "Kallevig said proudly. "Both customers and non-customers have commented positively about the commitment Stockman Bank has made to the community with this new facility and increased staff." Stockman Bank started as Richland National Bank in 1925 at 101 S. Central Ave., Sidney. When the brick building there was opened in 1969, Jay Lalonde wrote 'The officers and directors of the Richland National Bank are happy to be a part of this bustling, vigorous community. With our new facility we hope to better serve the ever increasing services required by the folks in this area.' "That's the same philosophy we have now, "Kallevig commented.

Long time bank owner Bill Nefsy purchased the Richland National Bank in 1980. The continuing customer oriented dedication has only been further confirmed by this tasteful addition to Sidney.


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