Sunflower Bank News Feed (RSS) en-us https://www.sunflowerbank.com/ Recent news articles posted on the Sunflower Bank Website. <![CDATA[Beneficial Ownership Documentation Update]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/601/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/601/ IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON ACCOUNT OPENING REQUIREMENTS FOR LEGAL ENTITIES

All Financial Institutions are required to obtain, verify, and record information about the beneficial owners and controllers of Legal Entity customers as of May 11, 2018*. This new regulation aids the U.S. Government in the fight against financial crimes.

We proudly support all efforts to protect and maintain the security of our customers and our country.

At our locations beginning in First Quarter 2018, each time an account is opened for a covered Legal Entity, you will be required to provide identifying information (including name, address, date of birth, as well as relevant identification numbers and documents) for:
• Each individual that has beneficial ownership (25% or more); and
• One individual that has significant managerial control of the Legal Entity;
and to certify that this information is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.

We’ve assembled a list of frequently asked questions regarding these requirements. If you have any additonal questions, please do not hesitate to contact your local branch, relationship manager, or call the Customer Care Center at 1-888-827-5564 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.



* – Financial Crimes Enforcement Network FAQs Regarding Customer Due Diligence (PDF)

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<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank Market President to Create Possibilities in 2018]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/598/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/598/ Sunflower Bank announces that Lanny Drummond is now Market President based in Dodge City. In this role, Drummond is responsible for community outreach and the management and growth of Sunflower Bank in Dodge City and Liberal, Kansas.

“Lanny joined Sunflower Bank in late 2017, and we are thrilled with the contributions he has already made to enhance the commercial services available to our customers and the community,” said Mike Briney, Regional President. “His knowledge and expertise make him well-suited to understanding the needs of businesses in his market, and providing the support they need to be successful.”

With a 30 year banking career dedicated to commercial relationship management, Drummond has held many roles related to credit structuring and loan portfolio management, including Chief Credit Officer. He is a graduate of the National Commercial Lending School of the American Bankers Association and holds an MBA from the University of Missouri. Before relocating to Dodge City, Drummond has served clients in both Kansas and Missouri. He is always an active member of his community, and has been a board member of numerous organizations in his previous locations including the Kiwanis International (Blue Valley Chapter) and the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s wonderful to begin 2018 with Sunflower Bank,” said Drummond. “I care deeply about providing economic opportunities for businesses large and small, and I look forward to using our financial solutions to create possibility in our communities.”

About Us
Sunflower Bank, First National 1870, and Guardian Mortgage have come together to elevate the community banking experience by providing relationship focused financial solutions to meet personal, business and wealth management objectives. With 60 banking locations, approximately $4 billion in assets, and headquarters in Denver, CO, we operate as Sunflower Bank in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri and First National 1870 in New Mexico and Texas. Guardian Mortgage is our dedicated home mortgage provider serving our entire banking footprint and additional geographies. First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage are divisions of Sunflower Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.

To learn more visit SunflowerBank.com, FirstNational1870.com, or GuardianMortgageOnline.com.

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Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:45:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank Enhances Commercial Services with Leadership Additions]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/593/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/593/ DENVER, CO – Sunflower Bank is pleased to announce that James “Jim” Fullerton, Chief Commercial and Specialty Banking Officer, and Dale Algrim, Market President for Northeast Denver, have joined its team in Denver. Sunflower Bank, headquartered in Denver, is committed to enhancing its commercial banking capabilities locally and across its five state footprint.

“The depth of experience, knowledge, and skills of these two leaders fit perfectly with our desire to rely on locally-informed decision-making to keep us connected to our markets and continue to create possibility for our commercial banking customers,” said Mollie Carter, CEO of Sunflower Bank. “We believe both Jim and Dale’s long histories of building successful local banking relationships in the Denver market and their expertise across commercial banking product lines will enhance our innovative financial solutions.”

Jim Fullerton brings over 35 years of banking experience to the newly created Chief Commercial and Specialty Banking Officer position. In this role he is responsible for developing and executing the bank’s commercial banking strategy as well as building out its structured finance specialties, including the SBA and asset-based lending departments. In addition to his specific focus on growing Sunflower Bank’s Denver metro presence, Fullerton works with commercial teams across the Bank’s footprint to leverage these resources and industry knowledge for the benefit of all its commercial banking customers. Fullerton has spent his entire banking career in Denver and is an active member of several organizations, including the Colorado Safety Association, Board of Governors, Metro Economic Development Corporation, The Denver Chamber of Commerce, and the American Heart Association.

As Market President for Northeast Denver, Dale Algrim brings 17 years of experience managing complex commercial banking relationships and a particular focus on small to medium sized businesses within the Denver Metro area. Prior to his time in commercial banking he served as a Senior Analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Algrim is a Denver native and holds undergraduate and graduate business degrees from the University of Denver. He has a passion for building and maintaining long-standing relationships in this community, and is currently Chairman of the Stout Street Foundation Board of Directors, an Adams 14 Education Foundation board member, and is very active with Adams County Economic Development.

About Us

Sunflower Bank, First National 1870, and Guardian Mortgage have come together to elevate the community banking experience by providing relationship focused financial solutions to meet personal, business and wealth management objectives. With 59 banking locations, approximately $4 billion in assets, and headquarters in Denver, CO, we operate as Sunflower Bank in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri and First National 1870 in New Mexico and Texas. Guardian Mortgage is our dedicated home mortgage provider serving our entire banking footprint and additional geographies. First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage, divisions of Sunflower Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

To learn more visit SunflowerBank.com, FirstNational1870.com, or GuardianMortgageOnline.com.

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:32:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Best of the Best]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/587/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/587/ Our Sunflower Bank team in Hays was recently voted Best of the Best in the banking category.

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We are extremely proud of this honor and thrilled for our dedicated and professional team of bankers who deliver personalized service each and every day. Thank you to everyone who voted and to all of our loyal customers. We couldn’t do it without you! #CreatingPossibility

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:18:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Gift Card Collection for Hurricane Harvey Relief]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/579/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/579/ In order to give back to its Texas neighbors after the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Sunflower Bank, First National 1870, and Guardian Mortgage are collecting gift cards for ongoing relief donations at all bank branches and mortgage offices across its seven state footprint. The gift card collection is in partnership with the Houston Food Bank that will be distributing the cards to those in need in Southeast Texas.

“Hurricane Harvey has been devastating for our neighbors in Houston. We are using our network of locations to help collect donations to meet the needs of those affected.” said Mollie Hale Carter, CEO of Sunflower Bank and First National 1870. “People in our communities are looking for ways to make a difference and this is one small way we can connect people and give back, fostering the distribution of impactful donations.”

Gift cards are being collected until September 27 at all Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 branches throughout Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas. Guardian Mortgage, a division of Sunflower Bank, N.A., will also be accepting donated cards at its locations in Arizona, Michigan, and Texas. Any denomination cards to national retail and food service chains will be accepted, though smaller denominations are encouraged.

For more information, contact a local Sunflower Bank, First National 1870, or Guardian Mortgage location. To learn more about the Houston Food Bank, visit HoustonFoodBank.org.

About Us

Sunflower Bank, First National 1870, and Guardian Mortgage have come together to elevate the community banking experience by providing relationship focused financial solutions to meet personal, business and wealth management objectives. With 60 banking locations, over $4 billion in assets, and headquarters in Denver, CO, we operate as Sunflower Bank in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri and First National 1870 in New Mexico and Texas. Guardian Mortgage is our dedicated home mortgage provider serving our entire banking footprint and additional geographies. First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage, divisions of Sunflower Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:48:49 -0600
<![CDATA[SUNFLOWER FINANCIAL AND STRATEGIC GROWTH BANCORP COMPLETE MERGER OF EQUALS]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/571/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/571/ JUNE 19, 2017, [SALINA, KANSAS and EL PASO, TEXAS]—Sunflower Financial and Strategic Growth Bancorp Incorporated (SGB) announced the completion of their merger effective today, June 19, bringing together the holding companies and their respective banking entities: Sunflower Bank N.A., First National Bank of Santa Fe, and Capital Bank, SSB, as well as Guardian Mortgage Company, Inc. The new holding company, FirstSun Capital Bancorp will be the third largest Colorado-headquartered institution by total assets.

“We’re excited about the new products and services we will be introducing in all our communities,” said Mollie Hale Carter, Chief Executive Officer of FirstSun Capital Bancorp and the newly integrated Sunflower Bank, N.A. “Together we are bringing clients across our markets enhanced small business banking, personal banking, and mortgage solutions, as well as wealth management services for individuals and institutions.”

As a super-community bank with 60 offices in in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas, the bank will be organized into eight regions. In Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri the bank will operate as Sunflower Bank, and in New Mexico and Texas the brand name will be First National 1870. This model is designed to elevate local leadership, drive local decision-making, and maintain a connection to all communities. While the bank will operate under two names, depending upon location, the organization operates as one, giving clients the full benefit of larger scale, quick response, and accessibility.

The Denver Metro and Northern Colorado regions will expand in scope as First National Denver and Sunflower Bank teams and locations are combined. These will be led by Russel Schmucker – Denver Metro and Mike Hindman – Northern Colorado. Other regional leadership includes: Michael Briney — Western Kansas; Eric Comeau — Metro Kansas; Glynn Sheridan — Eastern & Central Kansas; and Larry Stringari — Southern Colorado.

Two new regions will be led by Michelle Coons, formerly of First National Rio Grande and First National Santa Fe, as regional president for Northern New Mexico, and Joseph Mullings, formerly of Capital Bank, as regional president for Texas & Southern New Mexico.

“Our teams look forward to being part of the newly merged bank that will continue to serve Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Albuquerque with enhanced products and services that complement our strong community roots and local knowledge,” said Michelle Coons. Joseph Mullings added “This is a great banking opportunity for our clients and communities in El Paso, Las Cruces, and San Antonio. As First National 1870, we are able to support the economic growth of our region with greater scale and new capabilities.”

Guardian Mortgage will retain its trade name and will continue to be led by Russell Anderson. It will expand its operations to provide mortgage services through branches across the bank’s footprint.

About Us

Sunflower Bank, First National 1870, and Guardian Mortgage have come together to elevate the community banking experience by providing relationship focused financial solutions to meet personal, business and wealth management objectives. With 60 banking locations, over $4 billion in assets, and headquarters in Denver, CO, we operate as Sunflower Bank in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri and First National 1870 in New Mexico and Texas. Guardian Mortgage is our dedicated home mortgage provider serving our entire banking footprint and additional geographies. First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage, divisions of Sunflower Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. To learn more visit SunflowerBank.com, FirstNational1870.com, or GuardianMortgageOnline.com.

Contact: Jeanne Lipson,
VP, Marketing
915.747.3835
JLipson@FirstNational1870.com

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:18:57 -0600
<![CDATA[June 19 | Online Banking & Mobile Banking Update]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/569/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/569/ Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:53:48 -0600 <![CDATA[Sunflower Financial and Strategic Growth Bancorp Announce Receipt of Final Regulatory Approvals]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/568/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/568/ Kansas-based Sunflower Financial, Inc. (“Sunflower”) and Texas-based Strategic Growth Bancorp Incorporated (“SGB”) are pleased to announce the receipt of the required regulatory approvals for the merger of the holding companies and a merger of their respective banking entities, Sunflower Bank N.A., First National Bank of Santa Fe, and Capital Bank, SSB, as well as Guardian Mortgage Company, Inc. The transaction was previously announced and is expected to close on June 19, 2017.

“We look forward to building upon the specialized strengths of each of these organizations. In this strategic merger, we will be able to enhance the innovative financial solutions we bring to our clients,” said Mollie Hale Carter, Chairman and CEO of Sunflower. “We have long believed that community banking plays an important role in the financial system, and we will continue to bring enhanced products and services to strengthen our personal and community relationships.”

William P. (Pablo) Sanders, Chairman of First National Bank of Santa Fe and Capital Bank added, “We look forward to the benefits a greater capital base and expanded services will bring to our clients and our communities. In addition, the integration of our people and processes is designed to remain loyal to our community heritage, retaining our focus on quick resolution and locally informed decisions.”

Upon closing, the banking entities will operate as Sunflower Bank in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri and as First National 1870, a division of Sunflower Bank in New Mexico and Texas. These names were selected to honor the legacy of the combined banks’ longstanding heritage in its markets. Both Guardian Mortgage and Logia Portfolio Management will retain their trade names. The combined holding company will be named FirstSun Capital Bancorp. Its corporate headquarters will be in Denver, making it the third largest banking institution by total assets headquartered in Colorado.

About Sunflower

Sunflower Financial, Inc. is a bank holding company with $1.9 billion in total assets, $1.5 billion in deposits and $188 million of equity capital as of December 31, 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.

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About Strategic Growth Bancorp (SGB)

Strategic Growth Bancorp Incorporated is a bank holding company with $2.2 billion in total assets, $1.7 billion in deposits and $271 million of equity capital as of December 31, 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 founded in 1870 operating 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.

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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:32:15 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank Congratulates $1,892 Drawing Winner ]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/567/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/567/ Lawrence, KS, May 31, 2017—Sunflower Bank congratulates $1,892 drawing winner, Janiene Winsor of Lawrence, Kansas. The drawing is part of a larger celebration commemorating Sunflower Bank’s 125th birthday with special events and gifts.

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“We are thrilled for Janiene and excited to have the winner of our $1,892 drawing here in Lawrence,” commented Glynn Sheridan, Market President and Regional Director. “For 125 years, we at Sunflower Bank have made it our focus to support and create possibility for the people of our communities. It is a focus we honor and continue to this day. We are proud to serve Lawrence and people like Janiene.”

“My family and I are so appreciative to Sunflower Bank for this wonderful prize,” commented Janiene Winsor. “I’ve been wanting to take my whole family to Disneyland in California for a vacation, but couldn’t afford it. Now I can. This will be my first vacation! Thank you Sunflower for making this possible!”

Sunflower bank was originally founded as Farmers National on May 24, 1892. It opened its doors with $100,000 of capital, deposits of $101,096 and loans equaling $295. Today, Sunflower Bank has $1.9 billion in assets, deposits of $1.5 billion, and loans totaling $1.5 billion. Through the years and through many cycles, the bank has maintained its commitment to customers and a dedication to providing innovative financial solutions to enable it to grow, a philosophy that is captured by its mission of Bringing out the best in the lives we touch… Creating Possibility.

About Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a $1.9 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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Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:14:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank’s Signature ABC Program Created to Raise Funds for Education Has Raised Over $1 Million.]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/563/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/563/ Salina, KS, April 25, 2017 – Sunflower Bank raised $102,363 for schools and students this year in Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri, bringing its 16 year total to over $1,139,000.

“This year we are celebrating both our 125th anniversary as a bank and the 16th anniversary of our ABC Program,” said Mollie Carter, President and CEO of Sunflower Bank. “We have a long and successful history, and we have made it our mission to create possibility for the communities we serve. This is why we initiated the ABC Program in 2001 to help provide needed resources for the schools and students in our communities. For 125 years, we have strived to make a positive impact and we plan to continue this tradition in the many years to come.”

Beginning January 1 through March 31, 2017, new and current customers raised money for their K-12 school of choice by opening a Spend & Sign & Save account or swiping their debit card. Students scored with $10 for every “A” on their report card if their name was one of five drawn at every branch.

Sunflower Bank plans to bring the ABC Program back for a 17th year. Visit your local Sunflower Bank branch or SunflowerBank.com to learn more about Sunflower Bank’s efforts to support the communities it serves.

About Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a $1.9 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, 25 Apr 2017 09:03:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Matt Fitch to Lead Sunflower Bank Small Business Banking Division]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/553/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/553/ Overland Park, KS, February 13, 2017 – Sunflower Bank is proud to announce Matt Fitch’s promotion to Senior Vice President, Small Business Banking Sales Leader. He will oversee small business banking across all markets.

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“Matt brings to this position a very successful background and deep expertise in finance and banking for small businesses,” commented Mollie Carter, Sunflower Bank’s President and CEO. “He also understands that small businesses form the backbone of our communities and is committed to working with his team to understand and meet their needs.”

Mr. Fitch is a 15 year banking veteran with a broad range of experience within a variety of industries. He has successfully created, developed, and implemented a Medical Lending Program, specializing in financing for dental and veterinarian practices. His program compliments the suite of medical lending and treasury products available through Sunflower Bank for both large and small practices.

“Sunflower Bank’s commitment to providing innovative products and solutions matches my own desire to support the small business community,” said Fitch. “I’ve developed a strong understanding of small business needs and I am anxious to use my knowledge and skill to meet the financial goals of our business banking clients.”

Prior to joining Sunflower, Fitch worked in a variety of roles including commercial banking, retail, branch management, and credit management. He earned a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Finance and Economics from Truman State University and graduated with distinction-Magna Cum Laude. He has also earned his Master’s of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University.

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[Sunflower Bank Enhances the Salina Market Team]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/552/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/552/ Salina, KS, February 3, 2017—Glynn Sheridan has been promoted to Market President Regional Director and will oversee strategy and direction for Sunflower Bank’s Central and Eastern Kansas region, which includes Salina. Additionally, Alan Eichelberger has been promoted to Salina’s Market President.

“These two strong leaders will add both breadth and depth to the solid team we have in place in Salina,” commented Mollie Carter, President and CEO of Sunflower Bank. “The caliber of experience and resources available to our customers in Salina through this banking team and our in-house operations is unparalleled.”

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Sheridan, a Salina native, has over 30 years of banking experience and began his career at Sunflower in 2002. Under his leadership the Bank expanded to Lawrence, Kansas through the successful establishment of a de novo branch, which has experienced significant growth and now encompasses two locations. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and received his MBA from Rockhurst College. The Central and Eastern Kansas region includes Salina, Lawrence, Manhattan, Topeka, Junction City, and McPherson.

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Eichelberger has 25+ years of experience in the banking industry, spending most of his career in lending and bank management. He also has roots in Salina, where he has previously held various bank management positions. Most recently, he served as Market President for Bank SNB in Hutchinson. Eichelberger is a graduate of The Graduate School of Banking from the University of Wisconsin.

Sunflower Bank offers a full range of banking solutions delivered through a strong network of local professionals focused on elevating the community banking experience with innovative solutions. Their approach is based on locally-informed decisions and quick response. The Bank was founded in Salina and 2017 marks its 125th year anniversary.

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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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[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[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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