Meet Kole at Midwest Bank. Kole is a Loan Officer at our Wisner and Pilger branches and has been with Midwest Bank for almost four years. Kole grew up in the small town of Platte, South Dakota and after high school, he attended Wayne State College.
Kole started out his career at Midwest Bank in the training development program. He then moved into a junior lending and loan administration position and then transitioned into his current role as a Loan Officer. Kole enjoys his role, getting to help clients that need a loan, whether it’s for something related to agriculture or someone looking to buy a home.
When asked what the best thing is about working at Midwest Bank, Kole explained, “I truly think the best thing about working for Midwest Bank is the people. The clients we have are great, but the real blessing in my eyes is the staff I get to interact with every day. I really think we have amazing staff members to their cores, which makes coming to work so easy day in and day out.”
I think the biggest pull for a community bank is that we are the faces you see around town. We are interested in what your kids are up to, how your spouse is, and if your parents are doing all right. We get to know you on a personal level, and that personal touch, in my opinion, is the biggest draw of a community bank.
When Kole isn’t at work, he loves to spend time with his wife, Shelby, their daughter, and their dog. Kole also loves golfing, cheering on the Chiefs and the Huskers, and one day, he’d love to learn how to fly fish. If Kole was planning his dream vacation, he’d like to visit Scotland and Ireland one day, for the history and also the pubs! He also enjoys visiting Colorado and Montana because of the beautiful scenery.
We asked Kole why community banks are so special and he replied, “I think the biggest pull for a community bank is that we are the faces you see around town. We are interested in what your kids are up to, how your spouse is, and if your parents are doing all right. We get to know you on a personal level, and that personal touch, in my opinion, is the biggest draw of a community bank.”
And if you’re thinking about switching banks, Kole knows Midwest Bank should be your first choice. He said, “I think one of the best reason to consider switching to Midwest Bank is because of our customer service. When you have a staff full of people that love what they do, and are doing it with people they enjoy being around it makes it that much easier to be friendly and welcoming to customers new and old. We are going to do our best to make you feel like you are walking into your home, not the bank.”
We asked Kole to share his favorite memory from working at Midwest Bank. Kole said, “I’d have to say that winning the inaugural cornhole tournament would be one of my best memories”.
And when we asked Kole to describe Midwest Bank in three words, he simply replied, “One Big Family”.
Well said, Kole.