Sunflower Bank News Feed (RSS) en-us https://www.sunflowerbank.com/ Recent news articles posted on the Sunflower Bank Website. <![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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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:48:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank’s ABC Program to Raise Money for Education Proves to be a Success!]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/450/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/450/ Salina, KS, April 13, 2016 – Sunflower Bank raised $102,500 during its 2016 ABC campaign developed to support education in our communities. The program began in 2001 and has generated over $1,036,700 throughout the past 15 years for schools and students in Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri.

“We made a commitment to support education through our ABC program 15 years ago and we are proud of the success it has generated,” said Mollie Carter, President and CEO of Sunflower Bank. “We know the program’s success translates to increased resources for our schools and the funds raised will support many important initiatives. We are honored to create possibility for youth within our communities through education.”

Beginning January 1 through March 31, 2016, new and current customers raised money for their K-12 school of choice by opening a checking 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 16th year in 2017. 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 $1.7 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
MarkGrant@SunflowerBank.com

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:25:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Rich Jankovich Joins Sunflower Bank as Senior Vice President, Market President for Manhattan and Junction City]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/448/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/448/ Manhattan, KS, March 14, 2016 – Sunflower Bank proudly announces that Rich Jankovich has joined the Sunflower team and will serve as Market President in Manhattan and Junction City, Kansas.

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“Rich is a leader with a strong history of building relationships and connecting with people,” commented Mollie Carter, President and CEO. “He possesses a vast depth of banking knowledge and we are proud he has joined Sunflower Bank. Rich recognizes that our culture of innovation and community banking is a great combination for individuals and businesses in the area.”

“I am excited to partner with individuals, business owners, and executives to help meet their financial needs,” said Jankovich. “The opportunity to lead Sunflower Bank’s efforts in the Manhattan and Junction City communities holds great appeal. The Bank’s mission to bring out the best in the lives we touch…creating possibility is a great fit for me and I look forward to connecting with the community in my new capacity.”

Jankovich has over 30 years of experience in commercial banking. Much of his success comes from his ability to structure innovative solutions to solve often complex situations, meeting the needs and goals of his clients. His leadership ability is evident not only in the previous banking roles he has held, but also in his recent experience as City Commissioner in Manhattan where he served on multiple committees, including the Wildcat Working Group, City Audit Committee, RCPD Law Board and Flint Hills Regional Counsel. Jankovich is also a First Infantry Division/Fort Riley Distinguished Trooper.

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 Marketing
303-923-5295
MarkG@SunflowerBank.com

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<![CDATA[Katherine Berke and Amanda Phillips-DeSaverio Join Sunflower Bank’s Wealth Management Team in Denver]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/447/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/447/ Denver, CO, March 3, 2016 – Sunflower Bank has added Katherine Berke and Amanda Phillips-DeSaverio to its Wealth Management team in Denver, Colorado. “The depth of knowledge Katherine and Amanda bring to the team is phenomenal and expands the capabilities we offer our customers,” commented Russel Schmucker, Denver Regional President. “Sunflower Bank offers a unique and proven approach to wealth management. Katherine and Amanda will help us tell our story and serve our clients.”

Katherine Berke, CFP® | Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

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Ms. Berke has over 20 years of experience developing consultative solutions in investment management, retirement planning, trust, estate, and wealth planning. Her primary responsibilities include building and maintaining client relationships through the implementation of customized investment management strategies as a part of their overall financial plan. Most recently she was a Senior Portfolio Manager with a large regional wealth management firm and was responsible for over 350 million in assets under management. She holds a Masters degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Amanda Phillips-DeSaverio, CFP® | Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

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Ms. Phillips-DeSaverio has 10 years of experience working with high net worth clients to grow their wealth through investment management and personal financial planning. Her primary responsibilities include building and maintaining client relationships through the implementation of customized investment management strategies as a part of their overall financial plan. She has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Metropolitan State University of Denver and serves on the Board of Directors for Dumb Friend League.

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, 03 Mar 2016 17:13:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunflower Bank Donates $1,074 to Colby Citizens Foundation]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/446/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/446/ Colby, Kan., February 23, 2016 – Sunflower Bank has raised $1,074 for the Colby Citizens Foundation in 2015, bringing the total given to the foundation to $8,930 since 2011, when the program began. This is the highest donation for all of the Bank’s health care partners. Money is raised by employees through the swipe of a Sunflower Bank debit card. For every debit card swipe when “credit” is selected as the check-out option, the Bank donates 5¢ to Citizens Foundation.

“Maintaining quality of life through its ups and downs has a profound impact on a person, their family, and the community,” commented Mike Hamilton, Market President of Sunflower Bank. “Teaming up with medical providers, such as Citizens Foundation is part of a larger plan at Sunflower Bank to create possibility and make a difference in the lives of others and the communities we serve.”

Citizens Medical Center, Inc. is the largest health care organization in northwest Kansas. The Foundation promotes quality health care that improves the quality of life and peace of mind for those who call this region home. “A health care system that is strong makes our community stronger and more prosperous,” commented Greg Unruh, CEO of Citizens Medical Center, Inc. “The support of local citizens and businesses like Sunflower Bank make our mission to provide quality of life improvements possible.”

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.

About Citizens Medical Center, Inc

Citizens Medical Center, Inc. (CMCI) operates as a not-for-profit community hospital that is locally incorporated and managed. Our doors are open to the ill and injured at all times and on all days. Any profits recognized through our operations are reinvested back into providing the community with high quality health services.

Contact:

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

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 17:09:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Robert Crise and Kirk Okada Join Sunflower Bank’s Commercial Team]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/445/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/445/ Denver, CO, February 11, 2016 – Sunflower Bank has added Robert Crise and Kirk Okada to their commercial team in Denver, Colorado. “Bringing together an experienced team of bankers is fundamental to our mission to create possibility for our customers” Russel Schmucker, Denver Regional President commented. “Their deep knowledge and experience in our community make certain our clients will benefit from a full suite of banking products and services delivered with the personal attention and innovative solutions they’ve come to expect from Sunflower Bank.”

Robert Crise | Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager

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Mr. Crise has over 25 years in commercial banking, serving in a combination of capacities, including credit administration, business development, sales, commercial banking, business banking, and private banking. His knowledge and insight provide him with a unique understanding of his clients’ needs. He is responsible for building and strengthening customer relationships using his financial knowledge and ability to personally connect with individuals.

Kirk Okada | Assistant Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager

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With over 18 years of experience in banking, finance and real estate, Mr. Okada will listen to his clients to understand their needs, goals, and then recommend customized solutions to meet their growing financial requirements. His primary responsibilities include building strong relationships with business clients to help them reach their goals with innovative solutions. Okada is a Colorado native and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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
303-615-5518
MarkG@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’s Grand Opening Events Attract Over 200 Attendees]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/441/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/441/ Overland Park, KS., January 28, 2016 – Sunflower Bank received a warm welcome from the community as they celebrated the opening of two new branch locations in Leawood and Overland Park on January 20 and 21, respectively. Over 200 people attended the events, which included ribbon-cutting ceremonies, live jazz, prizes, hors d’oeuvres, libations, and a grand prize.

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The Leawood Chamber of Commerce was delighted to welcome Sunflower Bank to the community. Mayor Peggy Dunn commented that it was one of the best ribbon-cuttings she has attended. Dozens of Overland Park Chamber of Commerce members further provided the Bank with a warm welcome at their 135th Street location.

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Prizes were given away at the events, including one $1,000 Visa® gift card, which was drawn at the end of the celebration in Overland Park. Doug Claussen of Lenexa, Kansas was thrilled to be the lucky winner of the gift card.

This expansion continues Sunflower Bank’s growth and commitment in Kansas City. Sunflower Bank was founded in 1892 in Salina, Kansas and is owned by the Hale family, which is active in the Kansas City community. Sunflower Bank operates one additional banking branch in Overland Park, located at 10851 Mastin Blvd in Corporate Woods.

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
303-615-5518
MarkG@SunflowerBank.com

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<![CDATA[Scott Braden Joins Sunflower Bank as Residential Mortgage Director]]> https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/438/ https://www.sunflowerbank.com/news/view/438/ Salina, KS, January 19, 2016 – Sunflower Bank welcomes Scott Braden as Residential Mortgage Director. Braden will oversee residential mortgage origination for all Sunflower Bank locations, but will be based and originate loans in the Lawrence, Kansas market.

“Scott brings over 33 years experience in banking and financial services and we are proud to welcome him to the Sunflower Bank team,” commented Mollie Carter, President and CEO of Sunflower Bank. “Mortgages are an important part of helping communities grow and thrive. This will be Scott’s focus as he leads our growing mortgage loan area and utilizes his expertise and commitment to make certain our customers and communities achieve their goals.”

“The opportunity at Sunflower Bank combines the two aspects of the mortgage business I enjoy most: the opportunity to manage and motivate people, as well as the opportunity to oversee individual mortgage originations through the process,” stated Braden. “Further, Sunflower Bank’s mission to bring out the best in the lives we touch…creating possibility, hits home for me. I am a strong believer in giving back to the community.”

Braden serves as the District Chair of the Douglas County / Pelathe District Boy Scouts of America, and he is a member of Leadership Lawrence, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, and the Lawrence Board of Realtors.

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
303.615.5518
MarkG@SunflowerBank.com

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