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Docking gift designed to keep docs in KansasDocking 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.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

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
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

David and Brenda Marshall Receiving CFO Award

Union State Bank's David Marshall Honored at CFO Awards Banquet

(March 16, 2018) David Marshall, Chief Financial Officer for Union State Bank and Docking Bancshares, Inc., was recently honored at the Wichita Business Journal's 2018 CFO Award Banquet held on March 12th at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. He was one of twenty-two honorees. Learn more
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Union State Bank Named 114th Healthiest Bank in the Nation with A+ Rating

Each year evaluates the financial health of every federally insured bank in the United States. Each institution is graded on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan to reserve ratios, in order to determine a comprehensive health score.

From the list of around 6,000 FDIC Insured banks, recognizes those who have shown exceptional fiduciary responsibility in its 2017 edition of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America.

Union State Bank is proud to be ranked 114th in the Nation, along with an A+ Rating in bank health. USB is the only bank in Cowley County and the Wichita area to receive such recognition. In 2016, Union State Bank was ranked 129th in the Nation, therefore improving it's ranking in 2017 by 15 spots.

Visit for more information about the health of Union State Bank.

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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

Photo of Zack Stoy and Lance Niles holding an oversized check for two thousand dollars made out to the Arkalalah Festival.

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

Bill and Judy Docking Cowley Ambassadors

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

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. 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