Sunflower Bank News Feed (RSS) en-us https://www.sunflowerbank.com/ Recent news articles posted on the Sunflower Bank Website. <![CDATA[November 24 | Thanksgiving]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/542/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/542/ All Sunflower Bank locations and our Customer Care Center will be closed on Thursday, November 24, in observance of Thanksgiving.

For your convenience, the following Sunflower Bank services are available 24/7:

  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Banking
  • Check-It Telephone Banking | (800) 552-2432
  • Sunflower Bank ATMs

We hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. We are thankful for our relationship with you and look forward to visiting with you upon our return to normal business hours on Friday, November 25!

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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:07:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Nick Forss Joins Sunflower Bank as Senior Vice President, Small Business Banking]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/541/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/541/ Denver, CO, November 8, 2016 – Sunflower Bank welcomes Nick Forss as Senior Vice President, Small Business Banking Sales Leader. He will oversee small business banking across all markets, but will primarily be found at the new Prentice Point location in Denver, Colorado.

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“Nick’s expertise in finance and banking, combined with his ability to inspire and connect with clients makes him a strong addition to our team,” commented Mollie Carter, Sunflower Bank’s President and CEO. “His leadership skills will help strengthen our small business platform across the Sunflower Bank footprint. Entrepreneurs make a tremendous impact on our communities and with Nick’s help we will empower them to reach their objectives.”

Mr. Forss is responsible for building and strengthening customer relationships using his financial knowledge and ability to personally connect with individuals. His experience and insight provide him with a unique understanding of his clients’ needs and ability to meet their financing, growth, and operational goals.

“Sunflower Bank is expanding in important ways and I am excited to use my expertise to support their initiatives and relationships with small business owners,” Nick relayed. “It is hard to imagine a more exciting time to be part of the team at Sunflower Bank.”

Mr. Forss has spent over 18 years in banking, working in a variety of roles including retail, private, and commercial banking. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing at Arizona State University and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver.

About Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank is based in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.SunflowerBank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Contact:

Christy Klein
Sunflower Bank Marketing
913-232-7223
ChristyK@SunflowerBank.com

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<![CDATA[]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/ Wed, 31 Dec 1969 18:00:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Sunflower Bank Continues to Grow in Wichita]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/533/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/533/ Wichita, KS, October 4, 2016 – Sunflower Bank is proud to announce the additions of Christine Almquist and Derek Volgamore to its team in Wichita.

“Building on the team we have in place in Wichita, we are excited to add to the consultative resources in place for our customers,” commented Evan Funk, Wichita Market President. “Financial and business needs can be complex and clients are coming to us, as a trusted resource, for guidance. Derek and Christy provide significant value to our experienced team of professionals.”

Christy Almquist | Mortgage Loan Originator

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Ms. Almquist recently relocated to Wichita from McPherson where she has been helping make home ownership dreams a reality at Sunflower Bank since 2004. She has been a long-standing, trusted, and dynamic personality within the community. She is anxious to build strong and lasting relationships with local clients and community leaders in Wichita.

Derek Volgamore | Commercial Relationship Manager

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With over 6 years of experience in financial services, Mr. Volgamore has responsibility for working with business clients to understand their needs and create a plan to meet their financial objectives and improve operational efficiencies. He has worked in many areas of financial services, including financing, treasury management, wealth management, insurance, and more. Through his background as a credit analyst, he’s also able to provide valuable insight as clients apply for financing.

About Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank is based in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.SunflowerBank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Contact:

Christy Klein
Sunflower Bank
913-232-7223
ChristyK@SunflowerBank.com

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Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:04:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Jamie Burt Joins Sunflower Bank as Senior Vice President, Market President in Pueblo]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/529/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/529/ Pueblo, Co, September 21, 2016 – Sunflower Bank has hired Jamie Burt to serve as Senior Vice President, Pueblo Market President.

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“Jamie brings a wealth of banking experience and knowledge to Sunflower Bank in Pueblo,” commented Larry Stringari, Market President Regional Director. “He is equipped to support the growth goals of clients and quickly earn the trust of those he comes in contact with. He will be a great asset to the team and community in Pueblo.”

Burt relocated to Pueblo from Davenport, IA, where he served as President and CEO of another financial institution. He has been serving the financial needs of individuals and businesses in the banking industry for over thirty years. He has worked in most areas of banking and his passion is working with both large clients and independent owners to provide solutions to help them grow and stabilize their business. Burt is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has previously held a real estate license. The opportunity at Sunflower Bank affords him the ability to lead the team in Pueblo, as well as work directly with clients to help solve their business financing needs.

“Sunflower Bank’s mission to Create Possibility closely aligns with my own goals to get involved and make a positive difference in the community,” commented Burt. “I look forward to getting to know the people in Pueblo and providing sound advice to help them meet their financial goals.”

About Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank is based in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.SunflowerBank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Contact:

Christy Klein
Sunflower Bank Marketing
913-232-7223
ChristyK@SunflowerBank.com

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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:52:37 -0600
<![CDATA[New LinkLive chat tool for Business Online Banking is here.]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/528/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/528/ We’re extremely excited to announce a convenient customer service enhancement to our Business Online Banking platform called LinkLive. Sunflower Bank’s LinkLive tool allows convenient real-time interactions via online instant messaging (IM) and secure email to occur between Sunflower Bank Support Specialists and our valued business clients.

In addition to online chat and secure email, LinkLive features the following added functionality:

Document Transfer

  • Sensitive documents, such as account statements and check images can be transferred via secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) during IM chat sessions.

Remote Desktop

  • Business Online Banking Support Specialists; with permission from users, will be able to enter a client’s desktop in read-only view to troubleshoot technical concerns or assist with other banking needs.

For added security and protection, Sunflower Bank’s LinkLive tool encrypts all online instant message chat sessions, safeguarding private client information at all times.

Try LinkLive at your convenience!

  • Log in to Business Online Banking and start a secure chat by clicking the chat button located within Business Online Banking.
  • You can also choose to access secure email by selecting it from an available menu within Business Online Banking.

At Sunflower Bank, we’re committed to providing superior banking products and services that make accessing financial information both convenient and efficient. That’s why we’re delivering yet another user-friendly communication channel to add to our suite of Business Online Banking tools.

For client convenience our Business Online Banking Support Specialists will respond to important questions you may have during regular business hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 8-8pm (CT) / 7-7pm (MT)
  • Saturday: 8-4pm (CT) / 7-3pm (MT)
  • All offline messages received will default to secure email and be worked by our Support Specialists during normal business hours.

For more information or questions regarding Sunflower Bank’s new LinkLive tool, please call Customer Care at (888) 827-5564.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:53:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank Expands its Business Focus with Innovative Hires]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/526/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/526/ Wichita, KS, September 1, 2016 – Sunflower Bank has hired tax accounting veteran John Trowbridge and consultant Marc Milleson to expand its commercial portfolio in innovative ways to provide comprehensive traditional and non-traditional banking solutions.

“Our customers are looking for resources to help them meet their daily demands and offer advice on how to meet their longer-term goals,” commented Evan Funk, Wichita Market President. “Our approach goes beyond the scope of traditional bankers. We are looking for ways to help clients by participating as more of a partner in their business while providing the innovative solutions they’ve come to expect from Sunflower Bank.”

John Trowbridge, CPA
Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager

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After over 30 years as a tax accountant and partner, the last 12 years with Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C., Mr. Trowbridge is making his debut into banking by joining Sunflower Bank with responsibility for building commercial relationships. Trowbridge’s knowledge and experience in accounting brings a new focus to the team approach adopted by Sunflower. “I am passionate about helping individuals and businesses achieve their goals and overcome obstacles. The opportunity at Sunflower provides the flexibility and resources to add additional value to my clients,” relayed Trowbridge. “Sunflower’s desire to build a team that can truly operate in a consultant capacity, along with their mission to create possibility in the lives of their clients is appealing, and ultimately persuaded me to take on the next evolution of my career.”

Marc Milleson
Vice President, Business Development

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Mr. Milleson has been hired to identify new opportunities for Sunflower Bank in Wichita. This is a role not traditionally seen at banks. “The approach at Sunflower to actively seek business partners is something I am excited about and matches my own strengths,” said Milleson. “I enjoy getting to know people and their needs and then offer solutions to help them achieve their objectives.” He brings over seven years of experience in the financial and insurance industries, where much of his focus was on recruitment and development of advisors and agents. He takes a consultative approach to get to know potential clients and then brings the appropriate banking professional to the table to meet the needs of the customer.

About Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank is based in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.SunflowerBank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Contact:

Christy Klein
Sunflower Bank Marketing
913-232-7223
ChristyK@SunflowerBank.com

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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:14:27 -0600
<![CDATA[September 5 | Labor Day]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/525/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/525/ All Sunflower Bank locations and our Customer Care Center will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.

Please note, our ATMs, Mobile Banking, SunNet Online Banking and Check-It are available anytime for your convenience.

Check-It Telephone Banking: (800) 552-2432

Thank you for choosing Sunflower Bank!

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:43:55 -0600
<![CDATA[What the merger means for customers and our communities: an interview with our CEO, Mollie Carter.]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/content/upload/files/KCBJ_5 Questions MC_20161729-3.pdf https://www.sunflowerbank.com/content/upload/files/KCBJ_5 Questions MC_20161729-3.pdf Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:17:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Civil Service Appreciation Celebration Hosted by Sunflower Bank]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/520/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/520/ Dodge City, KS., August 4, 2016 – In honor of our local police officers, firefighters, and EMTs, Sunflower Bank is proud to host a community-wide celebration to demonstrate our support and appreciation for those who serve on the front lines.

What: Hot dogs, refreshments, drawings for prizes, a fire truck, and police cars for the kids to check-out; also write words of encouragement and appreciation on banners to be given to our heroes
When: Friday, August 12 from 11am-1pm
Where: Sunflower Bank, 2408 1st Ave in Dodge City
Who: The entire community

“With all the unrest nationally, we were looking for an opportunity to bring our front line heroes together with the community to demonstrate our support,” relayed Jessica Slattery, Regional Manager with Sunflower Bank in Dodge City. “Our banking philosophy hinges on relationships and creating possibility in the community. Hosting this event is one small way we can give-back and provide an outlet for individuals to show their appreciation.”

Sunflower Bank is celebrating its neighbors through September by conducting “Random Acts of Possibility” in the community. To learn what else we’ve done in Dodge City, check out our community wall inside the branch. For where our next “Random Act of Possibility” will be, like us on Facebook.

About Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank is based in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.SunflowerBank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Contact:

Christy Klein
Sunflower Bank Marketing
913-232-7223
ChristyK@SunflowerBank.com

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Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:12:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Jeremy Bell Joins the Mortgage Lending Team in Kansas City]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/519/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/519/ With over 14 years of banking and mortgage experience, Bell has joined Sunflower’s KC team to lead their mortgage lending efforts, driving production and operational efficiency. He has a track record for boosting team performance and building strong external relationships with community partners.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:14:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Financial and Strategic Growth Bancorp Announce Merger of Equals]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/518/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/518/ Kansas-based Sunflower Financial, Inc. (“Sunflower”) and Texas-based Strategic Growth Bancorp, Incorporated (“SGB”) today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge. The transaction will involve a merger of the holding companies and a merger of their respective banking entities, Sunflower Bank NA, First National Bank of Santa Fe, and Capital Bank, SSB, as well as Guardian Mortgage Company, Inc.

The pro forma combined company will have approximately $4 billion in banking assets with approximately $3 billion in both net loans and deposits, creating a super-community bank with a footprint exceeding 60 offices in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas. The transaction partners two relationship-focused community bank organizations with stable deposit platforms and synergistic lending and fee income strategies. The corporate headquarters for the combined company will be in Denver with substantial office functions remaining in Salina, Kansas, and New Mexico and Texas locations. On a pro forma basis, the combined holding company will be the third largest Colorado headquartered banking institution by total assets.

Mollie Hale Carter, current Chairman and CEO of Sunflower, will serve as CEO and President of the combined holding company and CEO of the bank. Additionally, she will serve as Co-Chairman of the combined holding company and Chairman of the bank. William D. Sanders, current Chairman of SGB, will serve as Co-Chairman of the holding company. William P. (Pablo) Sanders, current Chairman of First National Bank of Santa Fe and Capital Bank, will be the COO of the holding company with responsibility for the mortgage and wealth management businesses and Interim President of the bank. The Board of Directors of the combined holding company will have 10 members, comprised of an equal number of appointments from Sunflower and SGB.

The financial terms of the merger were not disclosed. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of both Sunflower and SGB as well as by the required vote of their respective shareholders and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017, subject to regulatory approval and other customary conditions.

Mollie Hale Carter stated, “We believe we are merging two very special organizations that will have the capital and earnings power to continue to grow and successfully provide our clients with a unique community banking experience. We have each invested heavily in our franchises and fee businesses that will benefit from this increased scale.” Pablo Sanders added, “We are excited to be in a position to combine these two banking enterprises each with a heritage of century-old community ties. We will bring the strength of a larger organization while maintaining locally informed decision making.”

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. provided certain financial advisory assistance to the parties in connection with the transaction. Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough, LLP served as legal counsel for Sunflower and Davis Polk & Wardell LLP served as legal counsel for SGB.

About Sunflower

Sunflower Financial, Inc. is a bank holding company with $1.8 billion in total assets, $1.4 billion in deposits and $197 million of equity capital as of June 30, 2016. Headquartered in Salina, KS, Sunflower is the parent company of Sunflower Bank and Logia Portfolio Management. Sunflower Bank has been serving commercial and consumer clients in Kansas, Colorado and Missouri communities since 1892.
www.sunflowerbank.com
www.logiapm.com

About SGB

Strategic Growth Bancorp, Incorporated is a bank holding company with $2.2 billion in total assets, $1.7 billion in deposits and $283 million of equity capital as of June 30, 2016. Headquartered in El Paso, TX, SGB is the parent company of First National Bank of Santa Fe, Capital Bank, SSB and Guardian Mortgage Company, Inc. First National Bank of Santa Fe is a nationally chartered banking organization headquartered in Santa Fe, NM and operates as First National Santa Fe and First National Rio Grande in New Mexico, and First National Denver in Colorado. Capital Bank, SSB is a state chartered bank headquartered in El Paso, TX. Guardian Mortgage Company, Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, TX.
www.capitalbankep.com
www.guardianmortgageonline.com
www.firstnationaldenver.com
www.firstnationalriogrande.com
www.firstnationalsantafe.com

Contacts

Sunflower Financial, Inc.
Christy Klein, 913-232-7223
ChristyK@SunflowerBank.com

Strategic Growth Bancorp, Incorporated
Jeanne Lipson, 915-747-3825
jlipson@SGBank.com

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:47:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Financial Launches a New Investment Firm Focused on Delivering Better Outcomes]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/515/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/515/ Overland Park, KS., July 12, 2016 – Introducing Logia Portfolio Management, a new investment management firm that partners with advisors to meet the needs of today’s investor. Logia, a subsidiary of Sunflower Financial, Inc., is focused on managing risk, tax consequences, costs, and is positioned to tackle current and upcoming industry challenges.

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“The market has long overlooked the value of client-centered portfolio management in favor of a product-orientation based on past performance,” said Mike Winkel, President of Logia. “The need to shift focus is more acute than ever as baby boomers are entering into retirement at the same time markets are forecast to deliver more modest returns. For clients to meet their goals, they need an advisor to help formulate a plan and navigate an array of withdrawal strategies. They also need an investment solution that will maintain an appropriate risk profile, is tax-sensitive, and much lower cost than traditional approaches.”

Logia leverages contemporary technology and portfolio management expertise to offer advisors a solution that helps them meet their clients’ investing needs, and allows them to focus on advising clients and building lasting relationships.

“The new fiduciary rule just issued by the Department of Labor may prove to be a real catalyst for Logia’s model,” says Dave Ferry, Senior Vice President of Logia. “Logia’s approach has all the hallmarks of a fiduciary-based investment program with complete product objectivity, low costs, and active management of risk and taxes. It positions us well to help out advisors needing to make a change in their business model.”

Mike Winkel and David Ferry, both 30-year industry veterans with experience at large national firms have combined to build the firm’s infrastructure and launch the new, innovative platform. They bring together today’s best technology for managing portfolios with the human element of true portfolio expertise. You can discover more about Logia at www.LogiaPM.com.

About Logia

Logia Portfolio Management, LLC is a Registered Investment Advisory firm formed to provide a fiduciary investment management solution for advisors so that they can focus on the client. Logia was established to deliver real portfolio management focused on the factors that affect client outcomes – actively managing risk, expenses and taxes. For additional information visit www.LogiaPM.com. Investment and insurance products are not FDIC-insured, no bank guarantee, and may lose value.

About Sunflower Financial

Sunflower Financial, Inc. is the holding company that owns Sunflower Bank, N.A., a $1.7 billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank is based in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.SunflowerBank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Contact:

Christy Klein
Sunflower Bank Marketing
913-232-7223
ChristyK@SunflowerBank.com

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:04:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank Hires Ethan Funk to Help Grow its Small Business Portfolio in Kansas City]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/514/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/514/ With 12 years of banking experience, Ethan is helping grow small business at Sunflower. He is skilled at building relationships and identifying solutions to streamline processes, helping clients meet demanding business needs with fair lending, deposit, treasury, and wealth management solutions.

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:44:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Growing new relationships and flowers in Lawrence]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/511/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/511/ We love growing relationships with new customers of any age. Our team in Lawrence recently hosted our friends at Princeton Children’s Center and had a wonderful day planting, making pipe cleaner sunflowers, and enjoying popsicles.

Special thanks to Der Lee for lending her artistic talents, Mariel Ferreiro for the fun agenda, all of our Lawrence associates, and our friends at Princeton Children’s Center for spending the day with us.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:09:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Anne Hicks, CTP Joins Sunflower Bank to Manage their Treasury Management Portfolio in Colorado]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/459/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/459/ Denver, CO, May 10, 2016 – Anne Hicks, a long-time treasury management professional, leaves Fifth Third Bank in Tampa, FL to join Sunflower Bank in Boulder, CO. Hicks is primarily responsible for providing business development and relationship management solutions to small and large business clients in Colorado.

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“Anne’s industry knowledge and consultative approach with clients is a natural extension of our culture and dedication to our customers,” commented Shawna Palmieri, Treasury Management Director for Sunflower. “She intimately understands the diverse needs of businesses and strives to create possibility, often exceeding expectations.”

Hicks is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) that partners with clients to find solutions to effectively manage the day-to-day needs of businesses. She is experienced in tailoring services to optimize cash flow and streamline tasks. She spent the past 21 years with Fifth Third Bank in Tampa where she focused on treasury management products and working capital solutions.

“The people in Colorado have been very welcoming and I am enjoying building ties and learning more about the local community”, commented Anne. “As I forge new relationships, my focus is on building trust with my business partners by always providing timely answers and innovative solutions.”

About Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank is based in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.SunflowerBank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Contact:

Christy Klein
Sunflower Bank
913-232-7223
ChristyK@SunflowerBank.com

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Tue, 10 May 2016 17:09:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Tim Danos Makes the Move to Sunflower Bank]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/457/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/457/ Denver, CO, May 5, 2016 – Sunflower Bank has hired Tim Danos in the dual role of Mortgage Loan Originator and Commercial Lending Relationship Manager.

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He is located in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Danos will be primarily responsible for business development, offering a full array of bank services, including Mortgage Lending, Treasury Management, Wealth Management, and Commercial Lending.

“Tim is exceptional at connecting and building relationships with people to determine and meet their financial goals and aspirations,” commented Russel Schmucker, Sunflower Bank’s Regional Market President in Denver. “He is focused on meeting the needs of our clients and strengthens our team and depth of our resources in Denver.”

Danos has been in commercial and residential mortgage banking since 1998. He has experience serving affluent borrowers, professionals and executives, as well as business owners. He has gained the trust of his clients through the application of his knowledge in the industry and ability to partner with his clients. Danos has been a resident of the Denver area since 1995 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Florida.

About Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank is based in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.SunflowerBank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Contact:

Mark Grant
Sunflower Bank
303-923-5295
MarkG@SunflowerBank.com

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Thu, 05 May 2016 11:05:29 -0600
<![CDATA[André Davis Makes the Move to Sunflower Bank]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/454/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/454/ Overland Park, KS, April 27, 2016 – Sunflower Bank has hired André Davis as Vice President, Business Development Officer to support its growth in the Kansas City market.

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“André’s business approach is a perfect addition to the Kansas City team at Sunflower Bank,” commented Eric Comeau, Kansas City Regional President for Sunflower. “He has a unique ability to connect with individuals and serve as a partner to meet their business needs and goals.”

Prior to joining Sunflower Bank, André spent the past 17 years as an Integrated Marketing Consultant for the Kansas City Business Journal. He takes a consultative approach with clients and continues to drive business growth and opportunity in the Kansas City area. André is extremely connected to what is happening in the business community and has built a career developing relationships with local thought leaders. He serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City and is very involved in the community.

“My mission is to make an impact in the Kansas City area, through community involvement and partnering with businesses to improve efficiencies and processes,” relayed André. “Sunflower Bank’s commitment to the community and their mission to create possibility is a natural extension of my own initiatives.”

About Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank is based in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.SunflowerBank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Contact:

Christy Klein
Sunflower Bank
913-232-7223
ChristyK@SunflowerBank.com

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:21:53 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank Awards $8,750 in Scholarships to Local Students]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/452/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/452/ Hays, KS, April 21, 2016 – Sunflower Bank has awarded $8,750 in college scholarships to 12 high school students through its 2016 Community Ambassador’s Program intended to teach teens leadership skills and instill hometown pride. Scholarships were granted in $500, $1,000, and $1,500 increments to students in McPherson, Hays, Victoria, and Junction City, Kansas; Monte Vista and Pueblo, Colorado; and Leeton, Missouri. Scholarships going to students in Hays and Victoria total $2,750.

“We are honored to work with the talented up-and-coming adults in our communities to develop leadership skills and help make continuing education a reality,” said Mollie Carter, CEO and President of Sunflower Bank. “We strive to create possibility in our communities. This program personifies our culture and values.”

The Community Ambassador Program was born in 2006 in order to support higher education for local teens while encouraging pride in the community. Students get an insider’s look at what makes their hometown tick: entrepreneurship, economic development, local government, giving back, and more. Following the six session program, students are asked to submit an essay and scholarships are granted.

Since 2006 the Sunflower Bank has awarded scholarships to 291 students, totaling $223,100. The Bank intends to continue, expanding the program in 2017. For more information on how Sunflower Bank creates possibility, visit SunflowerBank.com.

About Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank is based in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.SunflowerBank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Contact:

Christy Klein
Sunflower Bank
913-232-7223
ChristyK@SunflowerBank.com

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:48:15 -0600
<![CDATA[Join Us in Osborne to Welcome Megan Bunck]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/451/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/451/ Sunflower Bank Announces a Meet & Greet in Honor of Megan Bunck, New Retail Service Manager in Osborne

Osborne, KS, April 19, 2016 – Sunflower Bank in Osborne is planning a Meet & Greet in honor of Megan Bunck, who has recently been hired as the new local Retail Service Manager. Barb Brown is planning to retire later this year.

Date: April 26 | 4-6 PM
Who: Residents of Osborne & the surrounding community
Where: Sunflower Bank | 203 West Main | Osborne
What: Meet & Greet reception with light refreshments (come and go as time allows)

Megan brings with her almost 7 years of banking experience, where she has acted as a branch manager, personal banker, and loan officer. She has quickly earned the respect of management, her peers, and her customers in every position she’s held. She looks forward to working in Osborne, where she lives, and connecting with the people in the community in her new role. She strongly supports Sunflower Bank’s mission to bring out the best in the lives we touch…creating possibility. Join us in welcoming Megan.

About Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank is based in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.SunflowerBank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Contact:

Christy Klein
Sunflower Bank Marketing
913-232-7223
ChristyK@SunflowerBank.com

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