West Gate Bank Expands with New Branch at 177th and West Maple

For more than 50 years, West Gate Bank (WestGate.Bank) has been focused on providing personal service that customers expect from a family-owned community bank. What started as seven locations in Lincoln grew to include three locations in Omaha, and now they are getting ready to open their fourth Omaha branch at 177th and West Maple.

“The addition of our Maple branch at 177th and Maple Street gives us a dynamic presence to serve the fast-growing area of northwest Omaha and Elkhorn,” said Carl Sjulin, president and CEO of West Gate Bank.

The 7,000-square-foot branch is expected to open later this month. The location will include a full-service retail branch and drive-thru with Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs), as well as commercial lending, mortgage lending, and business banking solutions.

Leading the team in Omaha is Kristi Thornton, senior vice president and retail market manager, and Jon Dittenber, senior vice president and chief lending officer.

Both Thornton and Dittenber relocated to Omaha when West Gate Bank acquired its three locations in 2018. The two exemplify their leadership through collaboration and teamwork.

As West Gate Bank continues to grow in Omaha with the opening of the West Maple branch and the ongoing additions of dedicated team members, they remain committed to their small-town values. This means forming meaningful relationships with their customers—helping individuals reach their financial goals and rooting for the success of the local businesses and organizations they serve—and they follow through on their promises with integrity.

West Gate Bank and its 220+ employees are proud to serve the Omaha and Lincoln communities in numerous ways that only a locally-owned bank can. The bank is represented on over 100 local nonprofit boards, charities, and other philanthropic activities. Their commitment to leadership and giving back to the community has earned West Gate Bank a number of awards, including the Federal Home Loan Bank Community Leader Award and the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.