Community & News

  • Longmont Staff Celebrates Opening Day!


    Great Western Bank’s Longmont, CO staff hosted a Colorado Rockies MLB Day with peanuts, Cracker Jacks, cookies and Grape Crush to help kick off the season.

  • GWB's Iowa WomenConnect Offers Career Development Workshop


    On Thursday, April 2, 2015, Iowa WomenConnect held their third Career Development Workshop at the Hyperion Field Club in Johnston, Iowa. The objective of this workshop was to identify attendees’ individual strengths to leverage talents and career planning, provide tools and resources for employees to hold themselves accountable for driving their career development and help structure an effective development plan and career conversation to drive retention. Iowa WomenConnect is a regional initiative whose mission is to provide opportunities to develop leadership skills, build relationships and increase visibility. Our events are open to employees, both male and female, in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. It is part of a larger corporate initiative of diversity and inclusion at Great Western Bank driven by the Diversity and Inclusion Council.

  • Clive collects donations for Iowa Food Bank


    Team members from the Clive, IA University Avenue branch, both retail and commercial, worked together to collect donations to benefit the Food Bank of Iowa. The group collected over $150.00 worth of non-perishable food items. The Food Bank of Iowa is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to its mission of alleviating hunger through food distribution, partnership and education. The Food Bank of Iowa solicits, receives, inventories and distributes donated food and grocery products to more than 389 partner agencies in 55 counties who directly serve needy individuals within their communities. In FY 2014, the Food Bank of Iowa distributed 10,921,355 lbs. of food.

  • Hastings raises money for Healthy Beginnings


    The Great Western Bank Hastings, NE branch donated funds raised during the month of February to Healthy Beginnings, a community parenting program that provides cost effective nurse home visitation program that will promote healthy outcomes, child health, growth and development, and work toward self-sufficiency for program eligible families. Healthy Beginnings is one of 12 agencies selected to receive donations contributed by Hastings employees in 2015.

  • Des Moines helps Move the Food


    On March 26, 2015 a group of Great Western Bank Des Moines area employees volunteered at DMARC, Des Moines Area Religious Council, centralized food warehouse to help Move the Food. The DMARC food pantry network is health-based and is the largest food pantry network in Iowa. Move The Food is a DMARC-led community initiative to address the entire food system in Great Des Moines, building nearly 40 years of food assistance work, catalyzing fresh generations and engaging new constituencies to further support a vision for a day when everyone in Polk County has enough to eat. Team members helped sort donations, move inventory, package meals for local shelters and organize warehouse materials and inventory.

  • Lincoln Raises Money for Junior Achievement


    On February 28, 2015 employees from Lincoln participated in the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon. A total of 10 teams were able to raise $3,515 for Junior Achievement.

  • Watertown Presents a Check to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1054


    Employees from the Watertown, SD branch presented a check to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1054 for $500. This money was donated by Great Western Bank employees and corporate. The money is being used to send Vietnam Veterans to Washington D. C. in April to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It helps defray the costs for veterans who don't have the financial ability to pay for the entire trip.