Northwest Bank to open bank in Ames

SPENCER – Leadership of Northwest Bank has announced plans to open a bank location in Ames.

The new Ames location increases Northwest Bank’s footprint to 20 banks located throughout northwest and central Iowa, and eastern Nebraska.

“Our company’s vision is to be the employer of choice and bank of choice in the communities we serve,” said Greg Post, president of Northwest Financial Corp. “We have chosen a great banker, Doug Ragaller, to lead our Ames market. Doug is a smart, talented community banker who is passionate about the Ames community and helping bankers serve their customers.”

Joe Conover, president of Northwest Bank, said, “Ames is a growing and thriving city and, we look forward to being a part of the community.”

Conover added, “Doug has 25 years of banking and management experience and we are delighted that he has accepted the opportunity to run our Ames bank.”

When asked about joining Northwest Bank, Ragaller said, “I agree with Northwest Bank’s community bank philosophy where we promise to be the employer of choice and community bank of choice. Their values and culture are why I choose to work for this company.”

Ragaller continued, “I look forward to providing a genuine banking relationship where you are part of a family and your financial goals are our top priority.”

The opening of Northwest Bank in Ames is expected to occur during the summer of 2020.


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