Sunflower Bank News Feed (RSS) en-us https://www.sunflowerbank.com/ Recent news articles posted on the Sunflower Bank Website. <![CDATA[SunNet Online Banking is getting an upgrade.]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/312/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/312/ We’re upgrading SunNet Online Banking! Why? Because we really like you, our customers, and want to give you the most convenient and user-friendly online banking experience.

The only bad part about our upgrade is that we have to make SunNet unavailble from 9:00 p.m. CDT, April 21 thru 7:00 a.m. CDT, April 22. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we promise it ‘ll be worth it!

Get full details here.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:21:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank Promotions and Officer Elections ]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/308/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/308/ Sunflower Bank Promotions and Officer Elections

SALINA, Kan., March 11, 2014 – Sunflower Bank’s board of directors has approved the following promotions and officer elections effective immediately.

Sara Dawson, Commercial Relationship Manager – Lawrence

Dawson joined Sunflower Bank in 2012, bringing with her a history of assisting Lawrence-area businesses and individuals meet their financial goals.

Deb Prater, Accounting Manager – Salina

In 2012, Prater joined Sunflower Bank. She is responsible for managing the banks accounting department, including payables, receivables and budgets.

Haley Emig, Human Resources Regional Manager – Salina

Emig has been with the bank since 2012 and is responsible for human resources in Denver, Dodge City, Great Bend, Hays, Longmont, Wichita and the Salina corporate office.

Jenny Mitchell, Human Resources Regional Manager – Salina

Mitchell joined Sunflower Bank in 2012, and provides HR support for Sunflower Bank branch locations in Canon City, Junction City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Pueblo, Topeka and Salina.

Chris Riedel, Assistant Vice President, Retail Regional Manager

Since joining the bank in 2004, Riedel has served customers and led service teams in a number of different markets. He is currently the Retail Regional Manager responsible for retail operations in Wichita, Manhattan and Junction City.

Jessica Slattery, Assistant Vice President, Retail Regional Manager

Slattery joined the Sunflower Bank team in 2002 as a Customer Service Representative in Dodge City. She is currently Retail Regional Manager responsible for retail operations in Liberal, Dodge City, Colby, Great Bend and Ellinwood.

Charlotte Vasquez, Assistant Vice President, Retail Regional Manager

Vasquez joined Sunflower Bank in 2011 in Pueblo, Colorado. She is currently the Retail Regional Manager overseeing retail operations in Pueblo, Canon City, Monte Vista, Denver and Longmont.

Katie Kempke, Vice President – Salina

Kempke joined the bank in 2005. Her current role of Budget and Planning Analyst III includes developing financial reports to accurately forecast and assess bank events and performance.

Amy Deay, Senior Vice President – Lawrence

Deay recently joined Sunflower Bank as Credit and Underwriting Director. She is responsible for assessing loan quality and the bank’s underwriting standards.

Charlie Cartwright, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Loans

As Residential Banking Manager, Cartwright is responsible for leading a team of mortgage lending specialists and implementing customer-friendly loan programs to benefit customers in all Sunflower Bank markets.

Baxter Fain, Senior Vice President – Denver

As Denver’s Market President, Fain leads a team of experienced commercial lenders and relationship managers in south Denver focused on serving the loan and deposit needs of area businesses.

Glynn Sheridan, Senior Vice President – Lawrence

Sheridan, with Sunflower Bank since 2002, is Market President Regional Manager, providing leadership for teams in the Lawrence, Topeka and Leeton, MO markets. Glynn is a well-known, seasoned bank professional in eastern Kansas.

Laura Frazier, Executive Vice President – Salina

Frazier joined Sunflower Bank in 2013, moving to Kansas from Ohio. Frazier is the bank’s Human Resources Director and is ultimately responsible for the bank’s staffing, compensation, benefits and employee development.

About Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion family-owned community bank, offering personal checking and savings options, home loans, corporate and treasury management services, commercial lending and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank maintains headquarters in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.sunflowerbank.com.

Contact:

Mario Molina
Sunflower Bank
785-826-5336
MarioM@sunflowerbank.com

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:20:29 -0600
<![CDATA[We’ve enhanced mobile device experience for banking on-the-go.]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/306/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/306/ Consumers are turning more and more to mobile devices to access everyday information, including financial information, so it made perfect sense to optimize our website to allow customers and visitors mobile-friendly access.

Users on-the-go can now navigate sunflowerbank.com from their mobile devices and gain quick access to SunNet Online Banking service, our convenient locations and much more.

This improved design automatically formats a mobile devices screen size and displays a condensed version of our full website providing a superior mobile experience to users.

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:54:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Presidents' Day]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/305/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/305/ Some locations are closed for Presidents’ Day, but our online, mobile and telephone banking are available all day, every day for your convenience.

Locations featuring reduced hours on Monday, February 17.

  • Cañon City In-store: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (MST)
  • Hays Main: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (CST)
  • Hays North: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (CST)
  • Manhattan In-store: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (CST)
  • McPherson: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (CST)
  • Salina South 9th: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (CST)

You can also contact our Customer Care Center at 888.827.5564
from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (CST).

All other locations are closed. Thank you!

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Tue, 04 Mar 2014 02:34:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Some Sunflower Bank locations closing early due to inclement weather]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/304/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/304/ The following locations are closed or will be closing early:
  • Dodge City Handi: Lobby closed at 1:00 PM, Drive-thru closed at 4:00 PM
  • Dodge City Main: Closed at 4:00 PM
  • Ellinwood: Drive-thru closed at 4:30 PM
  • Great Bend: Closed at 4:00 PM
  • Hays Main: Lobby closed at 3:00 PM, Drive-thru closes at 5:00 PM
  • Hays North: Lobby closed at 3:00 PM, Drive-thru closes at 5:00 PM
  • Junction City: Closed at 1:30 PM
  • Lawrence: Closed at 1:00 PM
  • Leeton, MO: Closed at 1:00 PM
  • Manhattan: Closed at 1:30 PM
  • Russell: Closed at 1:00 PM
  • Salina South 9th: Closed at 6:00 PM
  • Topeka: Closed at 1:00 PM
  • Victoria: Closed at 3:00 PM
  • Wichita: Closed at 3:30 PM

Please note February 5th opening times for the following locations:

  • Ellinwood Drive-thru will open at 8:00 AM
  • Hays locations will open at 9:00 AM
  • Great Bend will open at 9:00 AM
  • Lawrence and Topeka locations will open at 10:00 AM
  • Wichita locations will open at 9:00 AM

Updated Feb 4 at 2:41 PM.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2014 02:32:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Location Hours on Martin Luther King, JR. Day]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/259/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/259/ Most Sunflower Bank locations will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observation of Martin Luther King, JR. Day, but several locations and our Customer Care Center will be open.

The following locations are open shortened hours on January 20, 2014:

  • Cañon City In-store: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (MST)
  • Hays Main: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Drive-thru) and 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Lobby)
  • Hays North: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Drive-thru) and 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Lobby)
  • Manhattan In-store: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • McPherson: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Salina South 9th: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Customer Care Center: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (CST) 888.827.5564

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

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:11:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Upcoming Holiday Hours]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/257/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/257/ HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Christmas Eve : Tuesday, December 24, 2013 – All locations close at noon

Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 – All locations are closed

New Year’s Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – All locations are closed

All of us at Sunflower Bank wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:04:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank Opens Location in Longmont]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/256/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/256/ Longmont – h3. We are proud to serve the Longmont area.

Please join us in giving our staff a warm welcome.

Dan Allen – Regional President
Kerry Westlund – Retail Sales Manager
Jess Vigil – Teller Supervisor
Kim Oldham – Senior Loan Administrator
Melanie Bonde – Teller/CSR
Don Stroh – Market President

Location Information and Hours

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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:40:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Best of Pueblo 2013]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/253/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/253/ Pueblo – Courtesy of the Pueblo Chieftain ~ Best of Pueblo 2013

The Pueblo Chieftain’s “Best of Pueblo” votes were tallied and the readers chose Sunflower Bank as Best Bank and Tammy Fesmire, President of our Pueblo locations, as Best Boss. Thank you Pueblo and thank you to our awesome employees and customers.

Best Bank Gold: Sunflower Bank, N.A.

Three locations in Pueblo | sunflowerbank.com
Sunflower Bank is family-owned with locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. Sunflower Bank provides commercial and corporate services, personal solutions, wealth management and mortgage loans, all with focus on improving the quality of life for customers, employees and our communities.

Best Boss Gold: Tammy Fesmire of Sunflower Bank, N.A.

For 17 years, Tammy Fesmire has dedicated her customer service and baking skills to Sunflower Bank. She has served as president six of her 17 years. Fesmire credits her hard-working and knowledgeable staff, as well as a smooth working environment to her success and the bank’s as a whole.

Best of Pueblo 2013

Congratulations to all Best of Pueblo 2013 winners!

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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:17:53 -0600
<![CDATA[Mustache Contest to Support Flint Hills Breadbasket]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/252/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/252/ Manhattan – What to have some fun and help a great a cause at the same time?

Join Sunflower bankers on Saturday, October 19th from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at Triangle Park for the Sunflower Bank Mustache Contest in support of the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

Bring cans of food to vote for your favorite mustache – real or fake and listen as Z96.3 will be broadcasting live from the event. Two Grand Prizes will be presented for the best mustaches. See attached PDF flyer for more information.

No purchases necessary. Just come, have fun and help a worthy organization!

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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:00:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank Community News - Fall Edition]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/250/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/250/ Interested in knowing what Sunflower Bank employees are up to in the communities we serve? Download attachment at left to learn about the special events, causes and fun our employees have been participating in throughout the year.

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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:50:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Press Release: Sunflower Bank's Newest Location]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/249/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/249/ DENVER, Oct. 8, 2013 – Sunflower Bank welcomes their newest full-service branch at 278 University Blvd., in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Sunflower Bank is a regional, 121-year-old family-owned community bank with $1.7 billion in assets. The new Cherry Creek location joins Sunflower’s other Colorado offices in Canon City, Monte Vista, and Pueblo. The bank also has facilities throughout Kansas and Missouri.

“We’re excited to open a full-service location in the Denver area.” said Baxter Fain, president of Sunflower Bank-Denver. “Sunflower has been very well-received by our Colorado neighbors to the south. So expanding the bank’s Colorado presence seems like an obvious next step. We are anxious to bring legendary customer service to the residents of the Cherry Creek and Country Club neighborhoods. We invite all of our friends to stop by and hear what this great bank has to offer.”

The bank will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., and offers a full range of attractive personal checking and savings options, customer-friendly mortgage and consumer loan products and many choices to assist business customers meet their financial goals. All these advantages are delivered to customers with honesty, integrity and an authentic friendly smile.

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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:44:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Mike Briney Promoted to President of Hays Region]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/245/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/245/ Hays, KAN., Aug. 29, 2013 – Sunflower Bank has promoted Mike Briney to President of the Hays region. In this capacity, Briney will be responsible for developing and nurturing commercial relationships in the markets of Hays, Victoria, Russell, Great Bend, Ellinwood and Osborne. Briney’s previous position was commercial and agricultural lender.

Briney, a 7-year Sunflower Bank veteran, provides the bank with 25 years of financial experience in central and western Kansas, predominantly with agricultural and small businesses, but also with manufacturing, construction and oil industries.

“Mike is a natural fit for this region of the bank.” said Sandy Jacobs, Executive Vice President of Sunflower Bank. “His background of accounting, mixed with his charisma, knowledge and experience provides the perfect combination for overseeing our commercial relationships. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s a farmer from western Kansas!” said Jacobs with a grin.

Throughout his career, Briney has been active in several community organizations, including: Hays Ambassadors, Heartland Catbackers, Hays Kiwanis, Hays Chamber of commerce, and former chairman and director of the Ellis County Extension Council . Briney attended Kansas State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in accounting. Briney is married with two children, one grandchild and resides in Hays.

Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion family-owned community bank, offering personal checking and savings options, home loans, corporate and treasury management services, commercial lending and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank maintains headquarters in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.sunflowerbank.com.

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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:28:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Mark Heiman joins as President of Wichita]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/242/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/242/ WichitaWichita, KAN., Aug. 5, 2013 – Sunflower Bank has hired Mark Heiman as President of Wichita. In this capacity, Heiman will be responsible for developing and nurturing commercial relationships in the Wichita area and will oversee the market’s growth strategy.

Heiman joins Sunflower Bank with 30 years of financial experience in the Wichita metropolitan area. For the past 21 years, he has worked for Bank of America, most recently in the private banking division. Heiman’s responsibilities included managing commercial relationships and advising individuals with Wealth Management relationships.

“Mark is an ideal addition to our Wichita team.” said Sandy Jacobs, Executive Vice President of Sunflower Bank. “He brings a wealth of banking knowledge and experience and is focused on creating possibilities for success for Sunflower Bank customers. We’re excited to have Mark continue to serve and improve the community that he loves.”

Throughout his career, Heiman has been active in several community organizations, and is currently a member of the Wichita Area Outlook Team and on the advisory board for the Fairmount Center for Science and Mathematics Education. Heiman attended Wichita State University, earning both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration, majoring in finance. Heiman is married with six children and resides in Wichita.

Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion family-owned community bank, offering personal checking and savings options, home loans, corporate and treasury management services, commercial lending and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank maintains headquarters in Salina, Kansas, with other locations throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. For more information, please visit www.sunflowerbank.com.

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Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:31:41 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank South Fork Location Closing]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/239/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/239/ South Fork – April 20, 2013 | South Fork, CO

Sunflower Bank will close the branch in South Fork, CO, located at 0020 W. Lodge Dr. on June 14, 2013.

Customers using this location were notified of the upcoming closure in March, and Sunflower Bank has been working diligently to assist customers through this change. The bank provides a number of convenient banking options:

  • SunNet Online Banking and Mobile Banking
  • CheckIt, Sunflower Bank’s telephone banking service, available 24/7 by calling 1-800-552-2432
  • Sunflower Bank associates are available live by phone in the Customer Care Center by calling toll free at 1-888-827-5564, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday

Sunflower Bank continues to be committed to Colorado and associates are available and anxious to serve the checking, loan and investment needs of customers at the bank’s location in Monte Vista, Pueblo, and Cañon City.

Customers are encouraged to contact the bank at 888-827-5564 with any questions or concerns.

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Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:21:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank South Fork Location Closing]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/240/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/240/ Monte Vista – April 20, 2013 | South Fork, CO

Sunflower Bank will close the branch in South Fork, CO, located at 0020 W. Lodge Dr. on June 14, 2013.
Customers using this location were notified of the upcoming closure in March, and Sunflower Bank has been working diligently to assist customers through this change. The bank provides a number of convenient banking options:

  • SunNet Online Banking and Mobile Banking
  • CheckIt, Sunflower Bank’s telephone banking service, available 24/7 by calling 1-800-552-2432
  • Sunflower Bank associates are available live by phone in the Customer Care Center by calling toll free at 1-888-827-5564, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday

Sunflower Bank continues to be committed to Colorado and associates are available and anxious to serve the checking, loan and investment needs of customers at the bank’s location in Monte Vista, Pueblo, and Cañon City.

Customers are encouraged to contact the bank at 888-827-5564 with any questions or concerns.

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Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:24:41 -0600