Horizon Bank celebrates Latimer’s 30th anniversary | Community
WAVERLY – It was 1991 when Janet Latimer accepted the opportunity to run Horizon Bank, then known as Lancaster County Bank in Waverly.
A graduate of George Mason University and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Latimer began her banking career with Union Bank and Trust in 1978. In 1991, Latimer joined the banking team at Lancaster County Bank. Lancaster County Bank’s total assets were $ 16,750,000 and total loans were $ 9,107,000.
Over the next 30 years, Lancaster County Bank changed its name to Horizon Bank and reached over $ 353,000,000 in total assets and over $ 296,000,000 in total loans. The bank has also increased the number of locations. A second Waverly location was opened, a branch was acquired in Superior (2000) and a branch was acquired in McCook (2010).
In addition to expanding banking locations, Horizon Bank also expanded the lending department to include loans financing the construction of affordable rental housing for low to moderate income households. These loans were first made in Nebraska in the early 1990s and the bank now offers these complex loans in 11 Midwestern states known as Heartland.
In 2014, Latimer received the Champion of Housing Award from the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority for his significant contributions to housing.