Further changes to keep you safe!

Re-Closing the Lobbies

Over the past several weeks, First Westroads Bank has been paying close attention to the conditions surrounding the COVD-19 pandemic in Omaha. With the rise in local cases and schools set to reopen in a few weeks, we have made the difficult decision to re-close our lobbies at both branches in an effort to reduce the risk of potential exposure. The safety of our staff, our customers, and the community we serve is our highest priority. 

Therefore, starting Monday, August 3, 2020, we will be conducting all transactions at both of our locations through the Drive-Thru until further notice. Our Drive-Thru hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm and then 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday.

Despite the Lobby closures, we are committed to meeting your banking needs. If you desire to come onsite to open an account, apply for a loan, or get into your Safe Deposit Box, please call us at 402-330-7200 to make an appointment. All in-person meetings will require both the employee and customer to wear a mask and utilize social distancing.

We encourage clients to utilize our online and mobile banking platforms that provide access 24/7 from your smart phone, tablet, or PC to make deposits, transfers, balance inquiries, loan payments and more. Should you need to talk to someone directly, our loan officers and staff are available by phone to answer any questions you may have. Please call us at 402-330-7200 or visit us online at https://www.firstwestroads.bank.

For cash intensive businesses, we recommend use of our night depository. If you need additional locking night depository bags, please call us at 402-330-7200 and we will provide you with bags free of charge. Our night depository will continue to be available for regular deposits also. Due to the coin shortage, we would appreciate it if you would call ahead of time to place your order so we can ensure we are prepared for what you need.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through this challenging time. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and evaluate any further actions needed. In the meantime, we will continue to do our best to meet your banking needs. We are only a phone call or click away!

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COVID-19 Assistance

So far, we’ve secured 220 loans and more than $41 million worth of financial aid for our small business customers through SBA loans. These loans have positively impacted more than 4,200 jobs in our community.

For more than 50 years, we've been supporting small businesses during prosperous times and hard times. We can help you learn about your options to aid your small business during the Coronavirus pandemic. Contact us to check on your loan eligibility today. 

We've created a webinar to help you better understand the Coronavirus Aid Package (CARES Act). In it, we discuss the most current information on eligibility, loans vs. direct relief for businesses and individuals, how to apply and how long it will take to receive the funds. You can watch the webinar here.

Coronavirus Funding Options


First Westroads Bank is here to help you during these difficult times. Below are links to information on the SBA Paycheck Protection Program and the existing loan programs offered by the SBA, including COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The SBA is continuing to offer COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans, outside of the Paycheck Protection Program.


Paycheck Protection Program

Business loans available to assist business with payroll.



SBA Express Bridge Loans

Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.


Paycheck Protection Program

Complete the PPP Borrower Application Form (SBA 2483). Please be sure to save a signed electronic copy as it will be needed in the submission process.

Step one


Connect with a member of our lending team to begin the submission process.

Step two



Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The SBA is continuing to offer COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans, outside of the Paycheck Protection Program. The SBA is taking direct applications through their website for these loans. Click on the arrow to the right for information on their program.


SBA Express Bridge Loans

This pilot program allows SBA Express Lenders authority to deliver expedited SBA-guaranteed financing on an emergency basis for disaster-related purposes to eligible small businesses, while the small businesses apply for and await long-term financing.

Maximum loan amount

SBA guarantee %

Maximum maturity


Program expiration date

September 30, 2020

7 years


Chris J. Murphy

Chairman & CEO

Mark E. Ellerbeck



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Carl Bartholomew

Vice President


+1 (402) 676-9686

Brandon Urban

Vice President


+1 (402) 669-0921

Vice President

Tim Riha


+1 (402) 669-7315

Mortgage Lender

James Llewellyn



+1 (402) 651-2024

Brent Frahm

VP, Residential Construction



+1 (402) 301-1559

Aaron Gilson

Treasury Management



+1 (402) 689-1567

FAQ on Federal Coronavirus Relief Bill (CARES Act)


Congress’s latest coronavirus relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and will allocate $2.2 trillion in support to individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic and economic downturn. Many people have questions about how the new law impacts their families and businesses.

*Source: The Tax Foundation

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With you on this Journey!

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