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Well Over a Century of “Making IT Happen for Customers”

The history of Central Bank is patient progress. From our founding in Storm Lake as one location, in 1877, to 1990, when brothers Tim and John Brown purchased the bank, to today, when we have more than 200 proud employees serving in 16 locations we’ve exhibited a steady and growing commitment to west central Iowa. In the 25 years under the Brown family leadership, we’ve grown from a bank with $30 million in assets to a bank with $650 million in assets. 

It’s about more than numbers, obviously. We continue to push forward, offering expanded services, such as insurance, that fit into the lives of our customers and helping them be financially secure.  

No matter how much life speeds up or what technological innovations come next, you can count on Central Bank to be there, ready to serve, just like we have been since 1877.

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Central Bank historical timeline

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