Union Bank & Trust recently welcomed Dan Gutzmann as Business Advocate & Catalyst Officer for its new Catalyst initiative.
The Catalyst Business Advocate is a new position at Union Bank that helps entrepreneurs or small businesses move more quickly to develop their ideas, implement change, or expand while providing customized support with flexible financial solutions. Gutzmann, who owned Mural Mural Graphics in Lincoln, has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and small business experience. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and studied Small Business Administration at Southeast Community College. He actively supports the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Lincoln Children’s Museum, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Union Bank & Trust established Catalyst to help small businesses and startups be more successful. To support the effort, the bank is opening a 1,400-square-foot space in the new Canopy Street/Railyard development of Lincoln’s West Haymarket which will be a place entrepreneurs and small-business people can use for creative thinking, collaboration, networking and presentations. The space is expected to open in November.
Union Bank & Trust Company is a privately owned, Nebraska bank that offers complete banking, lending, investment and trust services. The bank has thirty-six full service and loan production offices in Nebraska and Kansas. In addition to Lincoln and Omaha, branches are located in nineteen Nebraska communities and the Kansas City metro area. It is the third largest privately-owned bank in Nebraska with bank assets of $2.6 billion and trust assets of $11.8 billion as of June 30, 2013.