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Southwestern College Business Hall of Fame - Eric Kurtz

USB President/CEO Eric Kurtz Inducted Into Southwestern College Business Hall of Fame

Winfield, Kan., May 11, 2017 — The Southwestern College Business Hall of Fame added three new names Saturday, April 22. Eric Kurtz, Brian Pettey, and Dennis Hodges have joined the ranks of other distinguished business leaders in Southwestern College history and were inducted as part of Founders Weekend activities. The Business Builder Award was presented to Kline Motors.


Bill Docking

Docking to serve as Cowley College Commencement speaker

William R. (Bill) Docking, chairman of Union State Bank in Arkansas City and City Bank & Trust Company, Guymon, OK, will be the featured speaker at Cowley College’s 94th Commencement exercises held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13 inside W.S. Scott Auditorium.

Docking previously gave Cowley College’s Commencement address in 1999. Read More

Union State Bank Receives 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial - March 2017

Union State Bank, Arkansas City, Kansas is a 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. BAUERFINANCIAL has been analyzing and rating the nation’s financial institutions since 1983 and Union State Bank has earned its highest rating of 5-Stars. For more information, visit
Jeffrey Toobin

Southwestern College and Union State Bank Announce Jeffrey Toobin as Docking Lecture Series Speaker

Winfield, Kan., Dec. 2, 2016 — Best-selling author and CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin will present the 2017 Docking Lecture on Thursday, March 2, at 11 a.m., on the campus of Southwestern College. The Docking Lecture Series is sponsored by Union State Bank.

The public is invited to attend and there will be no admission charge. Read More

Kim Bay Named Employee of the Year - 2016

Huge congratulations to our Employee of the Year, Kim Bay. Kim Bay has been with Union State Bank since February 1, 2008. She is the Administrative Assistant at our Ark City Main Branch. Read More
Renee Price

Renee Price Named to Board of Directors of Union State Bank

ARKANSAS CITY, KAN. (November 18, 2016) – Eric Kurtz, Chief Executive Officer, recently announced the election of Renee Price to the Board of Directors of Union State Bank. “Renee is a highly respected small business owner who is extremely active within the Ark City and Winfield Communities. We feel fortunate to have Renee join our board at a point in time in which our organization is experiencing continued solid growth,” said Kurtz. Read More

Damon Mendoza

Damon Mendoza Awarded Wichita Business Journal's CIO Award for 2016

Union State Bank's Chief Technology Officer, Damon Mendoza, was nominated for a CIO Award through the Wichita Business Journal. He was honored at a luncheon, along with the other CIO Award nominees, on Monday, November 14th at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Read More

Lance Niles

Ark City Native Lance Niles Joins Union State Bank as Arkansas City Market President

(ARKANSAS CITY, KS – October 19, 2016) Union State Bank recently announced the appointment of Arkansas City native, Lance Niles to Arkansas City Market President. “Lance has a solid background in the banking industry, including building a branch from the ground up.” said Eric Kurtz, Union State Bank President and CEO. “Lance is well-known in the community, and with his 22 years of experience in the financial industry is the best person for the position.” Read More

Wichita East branch

Union State Bank Converts Wichita LPO into Full-Service Branch

Full Service Banking for USB Customers Now Available in East Wichita!

(ARKANSAS CITY, KS – July 1, 2016) - Union State Bank (USB) is excited to announce thecompletion of the conversion of their Wichita Loan Production Office into a full-service branch. The branch is located at 10111 East 21st Street North in Suite 100 of the Offices at Cranbrook in East Wichita. Read More

Ronald Paulseen

Ron Paulseen Named to Board of Directors of Union State Bank

ARKANSAS CITY, KAN. (May 23, 2016) – Eric Kurtz, Chief Executive Officer, recently announced the election of Ronald V. Paulseen, leader of the Wichita-based Paulseen Financial Group, to theBoard of Directors of Union State Bank. “Ron is a highly successful businessman for over 40 years inthe Wichita community. With his solid background in financial services and planning, his knowledgewill strengthen the Union State Bank Board of Directors for years to come. We are excited to have Ron join us at USB,” said Kurtz. Read More