The Wayman family has been serving the banking needs of Kansans since 1887.   We are proud to be a family-owned bank that has a tradition of helping our family, friends and neighbors through four generations.   
 
ESB's business philosophy is summarized by James C. Wayman, great-grandson of the bank's founder and current President/CEO: "Throughout the years, we have maintained the belief expressed by my great-grandfather, Will Wayman, in the individuality and the personal spirit expressed in a locally-owned institution. Our officers and employees are active in Chamber of Commerce and City of Emporia and Manhattan projects, as well as many other organizations. This keeps us in touch with local needs and carries out our 'home-owned' philosophy." 
 
1887   Farmer’s Bank of Admire City, Admire, Ks….founded by Will Wayman 
 
1895   The State Bank of Allen, 5th & Main, Allen, Ks…founded by Will Wayman 
 
1901   Emporia State Bank, 601 Commercial, Emporia, Ks…founded by Will Wayman… 
                          ”The Only Bank in Emporia Making Farm Loans” 
 
1958   Emporia State Auto Bank, 8th & Merchant, Emporia, Ks…expanded by Charles W Wayman…grandson of Will Wayman 
"Come as you are...bank from your car “ 
 
1965  Emporia State Bank moves from 601 Commercial to 8th & Merchant, Emporia, Ks…expanded by Charles W Wayman 
 
1968  Emporia State Bank & Trust Company is established.  The first bank in Emporia to acquire it’s own computer   to provide                                                           customers with better service…expanded by Charles W Wayman 
“The Bank that Cares About People” 
 
1972  ESB installs Community Marquee, 8th & Merchant, Emporia, Ks…to announce non-profit group events to community…expanded by Charles Wayman 
 
1974  ESB opens Industrial Plaza Drive-Thru Branch, 12th & Industrial, Emporia, Ks…expanded by Charles W Wayman 
 
1991 Emporia State Bank & Trust celebrates 90th birthday with a gift to the City of Emporia to rebuild the Fremont Park band stand for City Band concerts….donated by the Wayman family 
 
1992 ESB established The Investment Center affiliated with Spectrum Capital, Inc. offering non-bank investments and retirement plans for business and individuals….expanded by Charles W Wayman 
 
1997 ESB funds Emporia State University Media Center at Welch Stadium, Emporia, Ks 
 
2001 Emporia State Bank & Trust celebrates 100th birthday with a gift of the Eagle Exhibit to The Emporia Zoo 
“Soaring into our Second Century of Service” 
 
2002 ESB partners with The Learning Connection to be the market leader of the Emporia Farmers’ Market 
 
2006 Emporia State Bank & Trust Company changes it’s name to ESB Financial...expanded by James C Wayman, great-grandson of Will Wayman 
Banking ●  Investments ●  Trust ● Mortgage 
 
2006  ESB Financial – Manhattan opens bank in Manhattan, Ks…expanded by James C Wayman 
 
2007 ESB Financial – Manhattan is a major donor to the Manhattan City Park Pavilion project 
 
2008 ESB Financial – Manhattan moves into permanent building 224 E Poyntz, Manhattan, Ks…expanded by James C Wayman 
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