County 10 is excited to welcome Wyoming Community Bank (WCB) to its list of Community Partners.
“A Community Partner enables the County 10 team to bring free real-time news and information to the community,” explained Fabian Lobera, Pitchengine Chief Operations Officer. “WCB is Fremont County’s only locally owned bank. They’re invested deeply in the community and support so many small businesses and organizations. We’re honored to partner with an organization that does so much good for our home.
What’s so “Community” about Wyoming Community Bank?
In 1998 the only independent bank in Riverton was sold to a large national bank, which left a void in banking services in Fremont County. Kent Shurtleff and several local business people recognized the county’s financial needs and the opportunity to form a local community bank that would be owned and managed by people living in Fremont County and dedicated to serving the diverse communities of Fremont County.
In 1998 they opened a loan production office in downtown Riverton and by 2001 opened the main branch in Riverton. A Lander branch followed in 2005.
“We’re coming up on our 20th anniversary next year and looking back at all the support Fremont County has shown us. We’re really focused on returning that support to our friends, families and neighbours,” said Scott Estep, President at WCB. “Partnering with County 10 was a natural choice since our mission of serving the community is aligned.”
Being owned and operated by Fremont County residents means WCB is literally invested in the community. Decisions are made locally and their revenue goes right back into our home. They also pride themselves on working with small businesses, especially in our large local ag economy.
To learn more about WCB, click here.