Presidents Message

Message for 2019

As we continue through 2019,   we are continuing to make changes to better equip ourselves to meet the needs of our customers and community as we continue to move forward, and we are ready to embrace the opportunities that are ahead.

LEADERSHIP ADJUSTMENTS for 2019

Chris Foster, our CFO that joined our team to succeed our former retired CFO John Peters in 2018 has been promoted to Executive Vice President.

Danielle Parks has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager at our Corporate office.   Lisa Wynn has been promoted to Branch Manager of our Basehor Branch location. Dana Fink joined our team to Manage our Loan Servicing Department.

We are grateful for the willingness and desire of these influential individuals to take on new roles and responsibilities. Together, they will continue to have a positive impact on our financial institution.

COMMUNITY MATTERS

We will continue to support the project graduation programs, snowflake streak and the annual community shred it events this year in Leavenworth County, Wyandotte County and Platte County.   Many of our employees sit on Boards of the local non-profits across the Northland, we encourage and support those efforts.

PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

We are ever mindful of the changing rate environment. We will continue to plan as necessary with the best interests of our customers in mind.   As for new products, we have launched our new Credit Card program for Personal and Business, both card programs offer a great rate and rewards along with BaSys Merchant Processing.    On the Mortgage front we have added FHA, USDA programs along with a lending program covering 50 states. We have also expanded into Commercial Lending with an experienced team.

As you make plans for the coming year – and years ahead – we would like to remind you of the benefits of the financial planning services offered through Prime Capital Investments and The Trust Company of Kansas. The start of the year is a great time to put a better plan in place or re-evaluate your existing plan. Regardless of where you are and what your goals may be, Prime Capital Investments and TCK are reliable resources for your financial planning needs.

WHAT’S NEXT

We are continually searching for ways that we can make banking easier for our customers. In the year ahead, we plan to continue exploring ways to optimize convenience with our products and services.  We plan to launch our new EMV Chip debit cards in 1st quarter 2019 with a University of St. Mary card,   Lansing Education Foundation Card and Leavenworth Education Foundation Card option.  We are optimistic that we will be able to improve and expand our suite of digital services scheduled for a launch in June 2019.

We are appreciative of the trust that you place in us year after year and hope to exceed “uncommon” banking expectations throughout 2019.

Thank you,
Randy L Baker
President and CEO