Wyoming Bank & Trust celebrates 100 years.
In 1919, Andrew L. Kendig started a banking business right here in Laramie county. This is the bank we know as Wyoming Bank & Trust.
In 1970 Dennis Wallace purchased the controlling interest and became the Bank President and Chairman of the Board. As the banking industry continued to change dramatically, Dennis suggested a bold way to defy the trends of merging or selling for survival: Stay small in spirit.
“When you enter a first-class hotel, you know you are in a high-quality establishment within the first sixty seconds. Even if the setting is spectacular, it is the people who bring that setting to life. Likewise, when you enter a community bank it is the people who make the bank what it is.” Dennis Wallace
Here are some other milestones for Wyoming Bank & Trust:
- 2001 – purchased new location located at 5827 Yellowstone Road and moved operations from Carlson location.
- 2004 – Jeff Wallace promoted to President; Dennis Wallace named CEO. #1 Properties became a part of Wyoming Bank & Trust.
- 2010 – Addition completed and operations extended. Jeff Wallace promoted to CEO; Tom Bass joined as Bank President; Dennis Wallace remains Chairman of the Board.
- 2016 – Named as the reader’s choice Best of the Best from Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Best of the Best Top Performing Community Bank from the American Bankers Association.
With people making Wyoming Bank & Trust such a success for their first 100 years, the next 100 looks great too. Visit the great people at Wyoming Bank & Trust and wish them a happy and prosperous anniversary.