Community & News

  • Hastings ASAAP Donation


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.

  • Omaha Completely Kids


    Great Western Bank Omaha employees donated 70 wrapped Christmas gifts for children in need in the Omaha Metro area. The gifts were delivered to 'Completely Kids', an organization which assists more than 2,000 youths in preschool through middle school, and their families, via school and homeless shelter partnerships, in overcoming barriers to their success.

  • Omaha Operation Holiday Cheer


    On Thursday, December 17, 2015 a group of Omaha managers volunteered their time to be a part of Operation Holiday Cheer. This annual military relations program fills gift bags for the military personnel who will remain stationed at Offutt Air Force Base over the Christmas holiday. It is sponsored by the Bellevue Economic Enhancement Foundation in partnership with the Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce.