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Press Releases

Keep up with the latest news and happenings with Union State Bank!

Union State Bank Celebrates 115th Anniversary of Bank Charter

Bill Docking, Union State Bank Board of Directors Chairman Emeritus, wrote in a message to staff, “Along with almost everything else, community banking has changed over the last 115 years. However, the mission to which all of us at USB are committed endures.”

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Union State Bank Staff Pledge Over $20K to United Way for 2024
Union State Bank (USB) recently completed an internal drive to raise funds for United Way. The end result was $20,027 pledged by USB staff for 2024.
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Union State Bank & Docking Family Contribute to New Cowley College Building 

The Cowley College Career and Technical Education Center campaign has crossed the $1.7 million mark thanks to Union State Bank and the Docking family. 

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Kurtz Named Executive of the Year by Wichita Business Journal
Union State Bank President and CEO Eric Kurtz has been named an Executive of the Year for 2023 by the Wichita Business Journal. Kurtz is one of 29 executives recognized for their outstanding leadership by the publication.
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LeRoy Heizelman Receives Wichita Chief Financial Officer Award
Union State Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer LeRoy Heizelman has been recognized as a recipient of the 2024 CFO Awards by the Wichita Business Journal.
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Union State Bank Partners with Local Student Development Programs

Many communities have formed interactive and educational programs designed to guide students as they explore future careers. USB staff volunteer in these various student development programs as away to invest in the leaders of tomorrow.

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Union State Bank Begins Operations at Wichita Uptown Landing Location

Union State Bank has expanded their presence in the Wichita market with the recent addition of a corporate office space located within the Uptown Landing development area on East Douglas. The space will support a number of the bank’s corporate officers and staff.

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Welch Named Wichita Area Young Professional by Wichita Business Journal

Union State Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer Brittany Welch is one of 32 up-and-coming leaders recognized as a Young Professional in Financial Services by the Wichita Business Journal. 

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Union State Bank Contributes Over $150,000 to Healthcare Foundation
Bringing Union State Bank's contributions to $151,000 since 2010, USB renewed its annual pledge to the William Newton Healthcare Foundation as presenting sponsor for the foundation’s formal gala and benefit auction. 
Bauer Financial five-star institution award

Union State Bank Receives Five-Star Rating from BauerFinancial 
Union State Bank, Arkansas City, Kansas is proud to be recognized as one of the strongest banks in the nation by BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm. 
Read about our fice-star rating
"A" Health and stability rating for 2023 from by Lendingtree.

Union State Bank Receives "A" Rating for bank health from
Union State Bank is proud to receive an A Rating in bank health. The rating is based upon Texas Ratio, Texas Ratio Trend, Deposit Growth and Capitalization.
Read About Our a+ Rating
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Wilson Joins Union State Bank as EVP / Chief Technology Officer

Shawn Wilson has joined USB as EVP, Chief Technology Officer.  Wilson will oversee the bank’s Information Technology team and serve on USB’s executive leadership committee.