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Jon Schmaderer Appointed to ICBA Rural America and Agriculture Committee

Washington, D.C. (March 31, 2023)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced that Jon Schmaderer, President & CEO of The Tri-County Bank, Stuart, Nebraska was elected to serve on ICBA’s Rural America and Agriculture Committee. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks and is committed to its founding mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.


“As a financial steward of our communities and advocate for the community banking industry, I’m proud to support ICBA’s efforts to highlight the important role community banks serve both locally and in our nation’s economy,” Schmaderer said. “As relationship lenders, community banks remain focused on the needs of their customers, and work hard to earn and retain their trust every day. I’m proud to be a community banker and to be called to serve to help grow our industry’s legacy for future generations.”


In addition to helping shape and promote ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Schmaderer’s duties include engaging in grassroots activities in Nebraska to advocate pro-community bank policies and serving as a liaison between community banks and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C.


“Jon is a respected civic leader and community banker who has graciously volunteered his time and resources to advocate and promote the important role of community banks in our financial system,” said ICBA Chairman Derek Williams, President & CEO of Century Bank & Trust in Milledgeville, Georgia. “We are honored that Jon has accepted this appointment and extend our heartfelt appreciation for his ongoing efforts to ensure the future of community banking remains bright.”


About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.


With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks employ nearly 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5.8 trillion in assets, over $4.8 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.5 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.

TCB to Build New Facility in Bassett, NE

Bassett, NE (December 28, 2021) – The Tri-County Bank (TCB) is pleased to announce the construction of a new replacement facility in Bassett, Nebraska. The new building will be located at 606 South Clark Street, at the intersection of Highways 20 and 183 and provide banking, insurance and financial services with a drive-thru window and Interactive Teller Machine (ITM). The ITM service is an innovative banking technology that will allow customers to interact with TCB staff via video while conducting standard financial transactions at the drive-thru window.

Nancy Steinhauser, Chief Risk Officer and Bassett Branch Manager noted, “Our existing facility provides excellent office space, but not great ‘bank’ space. We felt strongly a new facility was the best way for our team to continue to deliver important financial services to our existing and future customers. We continue to work with community members to determine the best use of our existing facility.”

The new building will be approximately 3,500 square feet and includes modern conveniences in a comfortable and professional environment. In addition, parking space will be sufficient to accommodate a variety of vehicles.

The Kirk Gross Company, based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa is the General Contractor working with a number of local sub-contractors to complete the project. Construction is scheduled to conclude and TCB is to be fully operational in its new facility by September 1, 2022. 

Jon Schmaderer, President and CEO of TCB Board of Directors stated, “This is an opportunity for us to enhance the level of financial services we offer to our KBR area, while making a positive impact on our community.” 

About The Tri-County Bank
Founded in 1945, The Tri-County Bank (TCB) is an independent community bank with locations in Stuart, Atkinson, Bassett and O’Neill, Nebraska. TCB provides traditional banking services in addition to mortgage, insurance, and non-insured investment products that support individuals, home owners, businesses, and the agricultural community. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.

 About The Kirk Gross Company
Kirk Gross Company is a multi-disciplined organization with professionals providing planning, designing, building, and furnishing solutions for office environments in a One Source process. The Kirk Gross Company has been specializing in commercial construction projects since 1937.

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