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A billion-dollar business, built in York

Monday, March 20, 2017

People are the primary building blocks of any successful enterprise. When Kelly Holthus took a job at First National Bank of York, Elijah “Lige”Leavitt was the owner and his mentor. Holthus remembers Leavitt’s advice, “If you take care of the people, the profits will take care of themselves.”

Kelly Holthus eventually took over First National Bank and changed its name to Cornerstone Bank. The company now has 38 banking locations in 29 communities as well as 15 insurance offices. The business’ assets are valued at $1.5 billion.

Holthus never forgot the importance of personal relationships and that hometown banking perspective. He continues to make significant contributions to the region. He was one of the founding partners of YCDC and recently spearheaded the formidable Holthus Convention Center project. Learn more about Cornerstone Bank’s legacy:

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Nebraska is home to five Fortune 500 Companies

  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Union Pacific
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  • Mutual of Omaha

York County is the home of sensational public schools and higher education opportunities.

The county offers 9 different K-12 institutions – all following the Career Pathway mode – and both York College and Southeast Community College's York Regional Learning Center for those pursuing higher education.

Nebraska ... the Good Life

York County, Nebraska is a progressive community strategically located at the intersection of US Hwy 81 and Interstate 80, two of America's most traveled roadways, and is less than 40 minutes from Lincoln, Nebraska's capital city.

Affordable Power

NPPD Industrial energy rates are 11% below national rates based on 2012 Energy Information Administration data. This does not take into account the fact that NPPD had no rate increase in 2014.

Parks, recreational activities, programs and special events for every walk of life

Residents and visitors in York County can enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunities like sports, dining, nature walks, literature and history, shopping, movies, and the theater. Just to name a few!