Community & News

  • Hastings Donation to The Bridge

    4/5/2016

    On February 22, Great Western Bank in Hastings presented to The Bridge in Hastings, NE with funds contributed by Great Western Bank employees during the month of February. The Bridge is 1 of 12 agencies selected to receive funds contributed by local Great Western Bank employees in 2016.

  • Great Western Bank Sponsors Volunteer Sioux Falls Event

    4/4/2016

    Great Western Bank is proud to sponsor Volunteer Sioux Falls in 2016. The project has grown from a single day of service to three service events annually. The first event, National 211 Day, was held on February 11th at a local non-profit, The Helpline Center. Several hundred volunteers worked on various projects such as making handmade Valentine’s Day cards for veterans, hygiene kits for domestic abuse survivors, and appreciation luncheon centerpieces. The Helpline Center serves thousands of people every year by connecting individuals to resources and support, providing child care referrals, providing volunteers to local agencies and offering suicide and crisis support though a 24/7 phone bank. As a sponsor of Volunteer Sioux Falls, Great Western Bank will also take part in National Volunteer Week in April and the Volunteer EXPO in September.

  • Hastings ASAAP Donation

    2/10/2016

    On January 20, 2016, Great Western Bank in Hastings, NE presented the Area Substance Abuse and Prevention with funds contributed by Great Western Bank employees during the month of January. ASAAP is one of 12 agencies that will receive funds contributed by local Great Western Bank employees in 2016.

  • Milbank Post Prom Fundraiser

    2/4/2016

    The Milbank, SD Staff hosted a fundraiser on January 11 at the Milbank High School double header boys and girls basketball game against Ortonville, MN. All proceeds were donated to Post Prom.

  • Sioux Falls Volunteers for Children's Inn Gift Wrap Booth

    2/1/2016

    On Saturday, December 19, a group of GWB employees from the Sioux Falls market volunteered at the Empire Mall gift wrapping booth to support the Children's Inn of Sioux Falls. The Children's Inn provides free services for women, children, and men who are victims of family violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and neglect.

  • Great Western Bank is named among 10 Best National Banks of 2016

    1/28/2016

    GoBankingRates has released its fourth annual Best Banks of 2016 and Great Western Bank is honored to be listed among the top 10 national banks.  This is the first year Great Western Bank has made the GoBankingRates Best Banks list. In identifying the 10 best banks in America, GoBankingRates looked at the 90 largest, national brick-and-mortar banks by asset size, according to the FDIC.The banks were evaluated on the following criteria: Yields, fees or other terms on checking, savings and one-year certificate of deposit accounts Products offered, including auto loans, mortgages, credit cards, investment services and insurance services Accessibility, including branch locations and customer service BauerFinancial Star Rating indicating overall financial strength Great Western Bank made the top 10 list with other easily recognizable banks such as Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, Citibank and Bank of America. Click on the title of this article and then click here to read the full report.

  • Hastings Salvation Army Donation

    1/13/2016

    On December 23, 2015, Great Western Bank in Hastings, NE presented Salvation Army with funds contributed by Great Western Bank employees during the month of December. The Salvation Army is one of 12 agencies that received funds contributed by local Great Western Bank employees in 2015.