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    New Group President for Omaha


    Great Western Bank names Chris Wiedenfeld Group President for Omaha Market SIOUX FALLS, SD – August 29, 2016 - Great Western Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Wiedenfeld to Group President for the Omaha metropolitan area. Wiedenfeld has served as acting Group President for the Omaha market since May of this year and prior to that managed Great Western’s Business Banking unit in Omaha for the past three years.

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    United Way Luncheon


    Great Western Bank is a proud supporter of the United Way across its nine state footprint. In Sioux Falls, a group of GWB women attended the #WomenUnite16 event which highlighted the need for dental care for youth in the Sioux Empire. Sioux Empire Smiles is a one day free dental event for area youth to receive exams, cleanings, x-rays and more.

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    Great Western Bancorp, Inc. Announces Fiscal Year 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results


    Great Western Bancorp, Inc. Announces Fiscal Year 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results.Click here to read the full report.

  • Make-A-Wish® 2016 Campaign Kickoff


    We are excited to announce the kick-off for our 2016 Make-A-Wish campaign at Great Western Bank. Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. Last year Great Western Bank was able to grant one wish with our fundraising efforts. Our 2016 goal is raise enough funds to sponsor two wishes for children in the Sioux Empire Area.

  • Milbank Cancer Walk


    The Milbank Great Western Bank cancer walk team participated in the 2016 It Only Takes A Spark Annual Cancer Walk.Great Western Bank rocked this year by winning 3 awards. These included the most creative campsite award using "Frozen" as their theme, the top Corporate fundraising team with $14,800 donated and the Community Purple award for best decorated boot (Give Cancer the Boot Penny War). The community raised a total of $103,000 to assist Cancer patients in the surrounding area.

  • Great Western Bank makes donation pledge to Clarke County Hospital capital campaign


    “I appreciate Great Western Bank for supporting our capital campaign and making such a gift possible. We continue to reach out to local companies and individuals asking for their support of our project and are very grateful for the backing of our community,” said Brian Evans, chief executive officer of Clarke County Hospital. Full story: Source: Osceola Sentinel Tribune, 6.28.2016

  • Ken Karels-Federal Advisory Council


    When Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks, Wall Street listens. And now, when a Sioux Falls banking leader speaks, Yellen will listen. Great Western Bank CEO Ken Karels is a recently appointed member of the Federal Advisory Council, a group that has existed since the Federal Reserve was formed more than a century ago… Full Story: Source: Jodi Schwan, Sioux Falls Business Journal