Community & News

  • Great Western featured in Northwestern Financial Review Magazine


    Ken Karels, President and CEO of Great Western Bank, is interviewed for a May 2015 article in the Northwestern Financial Review Magazine. Click headline, then click here to read entire story.

  • Omaha Walks for Shriners Hospital


    Omaha employees participated in the Walk for Love event to raise money for the Shriners Hospital for Children. This walk raised money to help support the Shriners Hospital in St. Louis and was coordinated by the Omaha Tangier Shrine.

  • Watertown Participates in Spring Clean Up!


    23 Watertown, SD, GWB employees recently participated in the city's annual Spring Clean Up! With bags and buckets in hand, they cleaned 2 miles of ditches and lakefront.

  • Hastings presents check to SASA


    The Great Western Bank Hastings, NE branch presented SASA Crisis Center in Hastings with funds raised during the month of February by Great Western employees. SASA is one of 12 agencies selected to receive funds contributed by local Great Western Bank employees in 2015.

  • Des Moines Street Painting


    GWB’s Des Moines Metro Personal Bankers participated in Drake University's annual street painting event. The theme this year was, "The Sky is the Limit". Each group was responsible for creating a unique square design and implantation. This painting will be displayed all year long on the sidewalk of Court Ave. in downtown Des Moines, IA.

  • Atlantic Branch’s Easter Contest


    Great Western Bank’s Atlantic, IA branch recently held an Easter coloring contest open to the community.  A local artist judged the contest and the event was recognized in the local paper.

  • GWB 2015 Bean Counters for a Cure


    59 brave souls from the GWB family laced up their tennis shoes Saturday, May 9 to help raise money in the fight against breast cancer. The GWB Bean Counters for a Cure walked, ran and raised enough money to once again be awarded the title of top fundraiser out of 241 teams! Bean Counters for a Cure raised $4,951 with an average funds raised per participant of $83.92. 2015 total participants = 5,500  Total funds raised = $400,000