Community & News

  • Grant City Worth Treatin'


    The GWB Grant City, MO branch participated in the annual Worth Treatin' event where kids trick or treat in the park. In the GWB booth kids signed a poster for which each signature $1.00 is donated to the Mission Possible food pantry. The total funds raised were $209, which will be doubled by Second Harvest.

  • Lincoln USDA Rural Development


    On October 27 GWB's Lincoln market was recognized by USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director, Maxine Moul, as a $2 Million Club Lender for Fiscal Year 2015 USDA Rural Development's Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) loan program. Great Western Bank delivered nearly $2.3 million in home loans to allow 26 rural Nebraska Families to "build a better future together." Moul said, "I wish to thank Great Western Bank for their dedication in using the program."

  • Lincoln Cotner branch Banking For a Cure


    Sunday, October 25 was a beautiful day to Make Strides for Breast Cancer. The GWB Banking For a Cure team raised over $1000 by having fundraisers like jeans day, a bake sale, a soup lunch, a Wall of Hope, and personal donations.

  • Spearfish BHSU Homecoming


    Black Hills State University celebrated their homecoming on October 19. The GWB Spearfish, SD branch participated in the homecoming parade giving out candy and key chains.

  • McCook Heritage Days


    On September 26 the McCook, NE community celebrated their annual Heritage Days festivities. Great Western Bank participated in the Heritage Days Parade, entering at 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack.

  • Lincoln Tailgate


    During the September 26 Cornhusker game, a GWB Lincoln branch organized a tailgate to raise funds for the fight against Leukemia. Food and drink were available for free will donation and beads were sold to help support the cause. Around $1,900 was raised from the tailgate event.

  • Great Western Bank makes record donation to Dress for Success


    What started out as a goal of collecting professional clothing for deserving women in the Sioux Falls community ended up a record donation. GWB’s Women Connect organized a clothing drive for Dress for Success in late September. The goal was to collect 500 gently-used clothing items. On October 2nd, the group presented the non-profit organization with nearly 4,000 clothing items including suits, purses, scarves and shoes. “We have some really competitive people that work at Great Western Bank,” said Jenn Warren, head of internal audit and chair of Women Connect. “This just shows how much our people really care about making life great for the women of this community. “ Ryan Boschee, Group President added, “What’s really neat is that our customers at all of our Sioux Falls branches also got involved and brought in clothes. This really was a collaborative effort.”