Skip to content

First Sandoval Bancorp Inc. rebrands as Midwest National Bank; expands in Aviston

Shown is First National Bank of Sandoval / Midwest National Bank President & CEO Dax Garrison with the board of directors. From left, Randy Neumann, Sue Gherardini-Pas, Karen Smith, Dax Garrison, Brian Jensen, Kirk Dougty, and Scott Turley. (Submitted photo)


First Sandoval Bancorp, Inc. recently announced its rebranding and expansion as Midwest National Bank, marking an exciting new chapter in the company’s history.

As part of this transformation, the bank is proud to unveil plans for a state-of-the-art full-service banking branch, set to open its doors in the summer 2024 in Aviston, Ill.

The highlight of this expansion is the opening of the new full-service banking branch, which will offer a comprehensive range of financial services designed to meet the diverse needs of both individual and business customers. The branch will be conveniently located in Aviston, easily accessible to the local community.

“As we transition to Midwest National Bank, we remain dedicated to our core values of excellence, integrity, and customer-centricity,” said Dax Garrison, president and CEO of the bank. “Our new full-service branch will not only enhance our capacity to provide top-notch banking services but also contribute to the economic development of the region.”

This expansion reflects Midwest National Bank’s commitment to fostering lasting relationships within the communities it serves. The bank’s renewed brand identity, coupled with its innovative approach to banking services, will position it as a leading financial partner for both current and future clients.

Poettker Construction will serve as the design-build contractor with Hurford Architects as the lead designer.


Ready to break ground and shown are First National Bank of Sandoval / Midwest National Bank President & CEO Dax Garrison with the bank’s board of directors, representatives from the Village of Aviston, and design-build contractor Poettker Construction Company. From left are Chris Poettker, Justin Luitjohan, Ryan Diekemper, Matt Kohen, Scott Turley, Sue Gherardini-Pas, Kirk Dougty, Karen Smith, Dax Garrison, Mike Kampwerth, Brian Jensen, Kim Peek, Randy Neumann, Joe Huels, and Ryan Poettker. (Submitted photo)


About First National Bank of Sandoval / Midwest National Bank

First National Bank of Sandoval, has been a trusted pillar of the community for over 113 years. Established in 1910, we have proudly served multiple communities, contributing to their growth and prosperity First National Bank’s journey began with a vision to provide unparalleled financial services that cater to the diverse needs of our customers. As we reflect on our remarkable journey, we are humbled by the trust our customers have placed in us. We look forward to the future with excitement and a continued commitment to excellent customer service. As a well-capitalized bank, The First National Bank of Sandoval strives to leave a positive mark on the communities we serve, empowering generations to come and building a lasting legacy of financial stability.

About Poettker Construction Company

Established in 1980, Poettker Construction is a second-generation, family-owned business specializing in construction management, design/build, general contracting, and self-perform services with an emphasis to exceed the client’s expectations. Poettker Construction is dedicated to providing safe, quality, sustainable, and technology solutions to clients in the Education, Distribution, Federal Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Industrial, Multi-Family, Municipal, Recreation, Retail, and Utility industries. The company prides itself on building long-lasting relationships with their clients, business partners and the communities in which they work. For more information, visit


Leave a Comment