I am pleased to announce that Heartland Bank has been named one of the 2017 Best Banks to Work For in the United States by American Banker magazine. We are the first bank in Nebraska to be named, with Heartland Bank ranking 45th out of 75 recipients of the honor. We continue to work daily to make Heartland Bank a great place to work, as well as a tremendous place to bank and a terrific community partner.

As you all know, a bank is only as good as its associates, and we have the best in the business. I am always proud of how our team works tirelessly to anticipate and exceed customer expectations.

As we close out 2017 and prepare for 2018, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your business and confidence in Heartland Bank. We work very hard to ensure the financial strength of the bank so we can continue to carry on our tradition that started in 1899. It’s humbling to think of how many families and businesses we have partnered with for over 117 years.

Our goal is to improve the lives of our associates, customers and communities. This is how we measure our success over time. We feel we have a purpose in the communities we serve to make it a better place to live and do business.

Any bank can take deposits and make loans, but we work daily to make sure we are making a difference in people’s lives. That’s what gets us up each morning. Nothing is better in business than serving customers you care about with associates you care about. We pride ourselves on being a family at Heartland Bank – so, from our family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thanks so much for doing business with Heartland Bank and trusting us as your banking partner.


John Wilkins

John is Chairman and CEO of Heartland Bank. He is the third generation of the Wilkins family to lead the bank. John has over 30 years of banking experience in various lending, wealth management, and branch leadership roles. In his free time he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

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