FNBO is celebrating 165 years of independent, family ownership throughout 2023. While independence has been a key ingredient of our success for six generations, the true cornerstone of who we are and what we stand for is our strong spirit of teamwork. For years, that spirit has been represented through the geese that fly from our “Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness” sculpture park and enter the Wintergarden, changing as they do so from bronze to stainless steel to symbolize the evolution of FNBO from its pioneer roots to the modern day. As you can see, we’ve incorporated the image of geese in flight into our 165th anniversary logo, which will be featured in our advertising and with special events and promotions throughout the coming year.
Geese have unique characteristics that mirror who we are as a company: they are loyal – mating for life – demonstrating a deep and lasting commitment, much like FNBO has to our company, our customers, our employees and the communities we serve. Geese are also intelligent and adaptable, surviving and adjusting to the challenges they face, just as our bank has done all these years.
For all these reasons, it’s fitting that we’ve selected geese to represent what we have been, how we endure and why we fully expect to be here for another 165 years. We see this milestone as an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to our commitment to customers, employees and community.