Community & News

  • Ames Hosts Business After Hours


    On Tuesday, May 19th the Ames, IA branch hosted a Business After Hours event for the Ames Chamber of Commerce. Over 150 guests were in attendance. GWB employees were in charge of greeting guests and serving the food and drinks.

  • GWB Sponsors Fun Run


    Runners and walkers laced up their tennis shoes bright and early on a sun-filled early June morning for the Annual South Dakota/North Dakota Banker Fun Run.  The yearly road race is held in conjunction with the South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA) Convention, held this year on June 7-9 in Sioux Falls, SD.  Great Western Bank sponsored the 2015 Fun Run, appropriately themed “Banker Boot Camp.” Nearly 40 people registered for the pre-dawn race, located along the scenic paths of Terrace Park.  Runners along the two mile route were greeted by enthusiastic GWB employees who offered encouragement along the way.

  • GWB's Sioux Falls Employees Raise Awareness for Bone Marrow Registry


    Great Western Bank employees held a "swab party" at corporate headquarters this past week to support one of their own. Nearly 50 GWB employees teamed up with Avera McKennan Transplant Institute to register as possible bone marrow donors. Click on headline, then click here to see the full story on ABC affiliate KSFY-TV.

  • GWB Recognized by EmBe for Community Involvement


    Great Western Bank was recognized for its dedication and contributions to community involvement at the annual EmBe Tribute to Women event in Sioux Falls, SD.  GWB was among a few select businesses that were recognized and celebrated for their accomplishments. Great Western Bank was nominated for the EmBeliever award by Women Connect because of the company’s commitment to programs that support the empowerment, engagement and development of women.

  • GWB Employees Take Part in Celebrate CB Parade


    Great Western Bank employees in Council Bluffs, IA participated in the annual Celebrate CB parade held on May 16, 2015. This year's parade theme was "Picture me in CB" and featured over 100 entries. With the help of employees throughout the Omaha metro, Great Western Bank was well represented in the parade.

  • GWB Employees Participate in Cinco de Mayo Parade


    On May 2, 2015, employees from various Great Western Bank metro branches in Omaha participated in the rainy Cinco de Mayo parade in South Omaha. This was the 30th year for the event which included a carnival, live bands, and a race of the bulls (a one-mile run that included bull-costumed mascots chasing the runners).

  • GWB’s Team Raisin Represents at the Lincoln Marathon


    The Lincoln, NE Marathon was held on May 3, 2015 and Great Western Bank was well represented in runners as well as their own personal cheer squad nicknamed Team Raisin. Since raisins are one of the 10 most sought after items by runners in a marathon, the GWB cheer squad passed out 900 little boxes of raisins for the runners. Team Raisin was comprised of bank employees from the Lincoln branches, in addition to the Norfolk, NE branch, plus family and friends of runners. There were 33 people in “Just Here to Cheer” t-shirts.