GWB Blog

Great Western Bank employee helping a customer at the Drive Thru window.

A Renewed Focus on Our Employees

We assessed how we live and work. In an abundance of caution, we looked for solutions to keep everyone safe in a year unlike any other.

Diversity & Inclusion 21 day challenge at Great Western Bank.

21 Day Diversity Challenge

Our Diversity Equity and Inclusion council encouraged employees to participate in a "21 Day Diversity Challenge" to gain greater awareness, insight and perspectives into the world around them.

Zac receiving his award from Great Western Bank

Local Hero: Zac Triemert

Zac immediately jumped into action and converted his business into a manufacturer of hand sanitizer. He works tirelessly to make and bottle as much as possible, providing free bottles to the general public.

Ruth received an award from Great Western Bank

Local Hero: Ruth Sorilla

Ruth put together a local community group where neighbors of all cultures and languages could eat, socialize, support each other and discuss issues in the community.

Gustavo received a reward from Great Western Bank

Local Hero: Gustavo

Gustavo is a key volunteer at Des Moines food pantry who helps distribute food, manage the parking lot, run produce and food recovery items to cars, and most importantly, he translates for families who are coming to receive food.

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