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The First National Bank in Creston Merge as Northwest Bank

posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 in Community News

The First National Bank in Creston Merge as Northwest Bank

First National Bank in Creston has successfully consolidated with Northwest Bank. Both institutions share the same holding company and same ownership, Northwest Financial Corp owned by Dwight and Neal Conover. This common ownership made the merger of the banks easier as the two teams have been working together for years. Bank locations in Creston, Shenandoah and Afton will be managed by the same leadership.

The merger of the two organizations provides former First National Bank customers with more banking products and features and creates more career opportunities for the employees. The change has strengthened the bank’s ability to reinvest into its communities and employees—all under a strong and experienced leadership team.

The combined bank provides customers with more bank locations. Northwest Bank started with 18 locations, with the addition of the First National Bank offices located in Creston, Afton, and Shenandoah, they have grown to 22 locations. The added locations increase Northwest Bank’s footprint, serving Northwest, Central, and Southwest Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska. 

“This merger benefits our customers, bankers, and communities. We determined that we can best serve our customers and communities as one bank, said Dwight Conover, Chairman of Northwest Financial Corporation. “We are proud of the relationships we have built in the Creston, Afton and Shenandoah communities and surrounding areas, and look forward to continuing to serve our customers as Northwest Bank.”

Northwest Bank President, Joe Conover said, “We are excited to officially welcome First National Bank customers to Northwest Bank. You will see the same logo, same owners, same bankers and same commitment to the communities we serve!” “We are committed to providing our customers with the exceptional service they have come to know and trust.”

Northwest Financial Corporation, one of Iowa’s largest family-owned bank holding companies, provides a full range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses through Northwest Bank locations throughout Iowa and Eastern Nebraska, Northwest Wealth Management and Northwest Insurance Services. 

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