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Union State Bank Named a Top 200 U.S. Bank 

Union State Bank was recently named one of the “Healthiest Banks in the United States”, according to The 2019 study lists the top 200 healthiest banks in the Nation with USB ranking 196th out of more than 5,000 banks.
Union State Bank is not a newcomer to the top 200, making their way on the list in 2016, and again in 2017.
“This is the third time in the past four years that we have made this exclusive list and the only Kansas bank with that leve of consistency,” said Eric Kurtz, Union State Bank’s Chief Executive Officer.  “This is a true testament to our efforts and the quality of our team at this organization.” 
Christopher Trum, Senior Content Manager for, notified Kurtz that Union State Bank was once again in the top four-percent of all Federally insured U.S. banks.
“Union State Bank achieved an incredible “A+” health rating…, making you one of the healthiest FDIC insured banks in the United States,” Trum said.
The “A+” rating is given to only 11% of all banks evaluated by The rating is calculated based upon several factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan-to-reserve ratios.
Visit for more information about the 2019 Top 200 Healthiest Banks report, and to review Union State Bank’s results.
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USB Contributes to Community Health Fund

Arkansas City, KS – Representatives from Union State Bank are hoping to kick-off some holiday cheer for South Central Kansas Medical Center with a significant donation through the Legacy Foundation’s Arkansas City Community Health Fund.


Union State Bank CEO Eric Kurtz, and Arkansas City Market President Lance Niles presented a $2,000.00 donation to Jeff Bowman, SCKMC’s Chief Executive Officer.Learn More

Members of the Union State Bank Board of Directors along with members of the bank's Bartlesville Oklahoma location pose with shovels while wearing hard hats.

Union State Bank Breaks Ground in Bartlesville


BARTLESVILLE,OK – A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday in recognition of Union State Bank’s newest location. Close to fifty people braved the summer heat to celebrate the beginning of the bank’s construction in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


Included with those in attendance was State Senator Julie Daniels, who took a few moments to explain the impact of such a project on the local economy.


“I’m excited always to see the expansion of financial services, it’s a very good bellwether of how healthy our economy is. To find a wonderful financial institution to put on this very significant corner in Bartlesville, and that you are growing in our community, growing financial services to a greater and greater market of customers, can only bode well to your bank and our community, and our Senate District,” Senator Daniels said. Learn More

A group of four, three men and one woman, dressed in business attire holding as a group an oversized check from Union State Bank made out to the William Newton Healthcare Foundation for $10,000.

Union State Bank Presents WNHF Gala

Winfield, KS – The final details are in the works for the 11th annual William Newton Healthcare Foundation Gala, themed “Cheers to the Symphony of Life.” The sold-out, invitation only event will take place this Saturday at Wheat State Wine Company in Winfield. Union State Bank is once again the presenting sponsor for what has become the foundation’s largest single fundraising event.


Earlier this week, Union State Bank CEO Eric Kurtz, and Winfield Market President Cory Helmer presented a $10,000.00 sponsorship check to Annika Morris, Director of the William Newton Healthcare Foundation and Ben Quinton, CEO of William Newton Hospital. Learn More
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Union State Bank Diamond Sponsor for Arkalalah 2018

ARKANSAS CITY, KS – July usually isn’t the time of year most people are thinking about Arkalalah. However, plans are well underway for this year’s Fall festival, and Union State Bank continues to be a significant supporter of Ark City’s largest event.

Union State Bank Market President Lance Niles presented a $2,000.00 diamond level sponsorship check to Zack Stoy, Arkalalah Executive Committee Chairman for 2018 and Tasha Bucher, Executive Secretary. Learn More

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Union State Bank Receives 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial - January 2018

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. 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

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Docking gift designed to keep docs in Kansas

By Joe Stumpe - Bill and Judy Docking, longtime supporters of the University of Kansas' flagship campus in Lawrence, believe in the mission of KU School of Medicine-Wichita just as strongly. Their latest gift is $10,000 to support the development of young faculty in the Department of Family & Community Medicine. Learn More

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Dockings receive Ambassador Award

Treated to an evening of dinner and music, a large crowd of Cowley College donors attended the annual Cowley College Foundation banquet held Thursday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. Learn More

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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. Learn More...
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Mike Brand Named to Board of Directors of Union State Bank 

ARKANSAS CITY, KAN. (Aug. 1, 2017) – Eric Kurtz, Chief Executive Officer, recently announced the election of Mike Brand, co-founder of Brand Plumbing and a successful real estate developer, to the Board of Directors at Union State Bank. “Union State Bank is fortunate to be able to bring the experience and expertise that Mike offers to our Board of Directors. Mike is a quality individual and entrepreneur who will help us navigate the banking environment very well,” said Kurtz. Learn more