Chick Moyer: College & First Career

Following the war, Chick submitted applications to the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania & Pitt. However, he fell in love with Lincoln, Nebraska on his first trip west of Pittsburgh, which was to see an Army friend who was convalescing there. Chick found Lincoln new and refreshing compared to the cities in the East. One visit with the registrar at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and he was enrolled. It’s interesting to note that his first major was pre-med. The following year he switched to Economics and found his niche. In the meantime he had joined Sigma Nu Fraternity and made many dear friends for life. He was tapped as a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society after his junior year. During his senior year he was accepted into General Electric’s coveted training program in Schenectady NY. He left Lincoln in the June of 1948, saying goodbye to all of his friends, never knowing if he would see them again.

Chick arrived in Schenectady in July of ’48 in his ’34 Plymouth with golf clubs and clothes. Upon completion of the training program he was to spend the following five years on the road as a junior auditor with GE before being assigned to one of the plants. After careful consideration, he decided the nomad life wasn’t what he wanted, and opted to return to UNL for Graduate School in January 1950. Chick cites Sigma Nu and his many friends there as an important part of his personal and academic accomplishments. It was a fraternity brother who got Chick a blind date in the Theta House that winter of ’50 with Donna Lee Bilon, now his bride of 50+ years! With his grad school hours complete and wedding plans in the making for May, Chick decided it was time to get a job. He met with the Nebraska Department of Banking and started work in January of 1951, rising to Senior Bank Examiner after 10 months on the job.

The Heritage Story
Then and Now
Chick Moyer: The Early Years
Chick’s War Years
Chick Moyer: College & First Career
Wood River: The Value of Friendship
From Steel Country to Corn Country
Building the Team in Wood River
The Stromsburg Opportunity
Opportunity in Aurora
Heading North to Neligh
Growing into Grand Island
Three Became One
City National Bank in Hastings
Kearney Completes Tri-City Operations
Acquisition of Sherman County and Howard County Bank
Heading Northwest into the Sandhills
Leading the Company Forward
$100 Million Reasons to Invest with Heritage Bank
Technology’s Influence on the Industry
More Than Just a Bank
“The Best is Yet to Come”