We Want to Give a Shout-Out To:
To our great Bank friend and former Kansas Basketball player Conner Teahan for wearing his Bank of Prairie Village socks to his Linking Leadership event which included speakers like: Bill Self, Trent Green, Tony Severino, Cliff Illig, Dan Hesse, and Jonathan Thomas.
To us again! We Recently had some wonderful dress socks made by a local company called: Sock101 they currently are selling them on their own website because "they were just too cool not to". We are happy with the partnership stop by the bank to find out more maybe even snag a pair for yourself!
Congratulations to all of our clients who are off to college for the first time! As well as to those returning! Good Luck and Have a wonderful year getting use out of our famous blue lion debit cards!
To us again! Thank you for our valuable staff for taking in a visitor to our building. An area dog came into the bank today (8/6/14) all alone sans owner. Being the great "Hometown, Small Batch Bank" that we are, we kindly took her in and called the numbers on the tag. Cookie, as her nametag said, loved her short lived time here taking in the sights of the bank and having a nice bone!
To us for once! Congratulations to the whole bank team for making an Honorable Mention for Kansas City Business Journals 5 Strongest Banks in KC for 4Q of 2013!!
To our friend and client Paige Bangert, Congratulations on the engagement to Brad Akins! We're hoping to get a picture of the wedding couple for our famous client wall!
To our Client Alan Gaylin, Co-Owner and Founder of Gram & Dun, BRGR, Urban Table, and Taco Republic, on being recognized as Restaurateur of the Year by Kansas City Business Journal!
To our fastest client and Naval fighter pilot Lt. Charles "Chip" Schellhorn, on "Switching to Missiles and Locking On" his new fiancée Miss Kendall Marie Matous! Hope you two have a wonderful life together, and as always thank you Chip for your service! Will both of you being wearing white on the wedding day?(Naval Whites)
To the Shawnee Mission East Football Team! On a wonderful season and making the Kansas State Championship in Football!!
To our most loyal client (and Chairman's nephew) Bobby Bolen, for getting his patented approved for a revolutionary new button to help Stroke victims button their own shirts and pants with one hand!
To our employee and friend, Brad Stuckey, Congratulations on your engagement to Mary Nulton! We wish you two the very best! And if your reading this just wondering what the cute couple looks like please go to the Picture section of the website!
To our clients Gram & Dun and BRGR for placing in Ingram's Best Businesses of Kansas City. Gram & Dun got a Gold medal for best Outdoor Dining, no surprise there, with their amazing patio with outdoor bar. BRGR got a Bronze medal for best burger in KC, although we maybe biased, but it's a gold in our book (try the Bourbon Chocolate Milkshake).
To Sara Perico, who will be attending the AAU National Junior Olympics in Detroit, MI on July 27- August 3. She will be participating in 1500m, Javelin, and Long Jump and got #10 in the 1500m in 2012! Cheer her on and we wish her the best! Hope we can get a picture of her with her gold, silver, or bronze medal next month!
Our clients Gregory Bentz's eldest daughter, Elizabeth, is getting married this July 27th! We want to wish them our best and to have a wonderful wedding ceremony.
To the Prairie Village native Johnny McGuire, part of the country duo Walker McGuire just released their first single "The Color Pink" on iTunes Tuesday at midnight. As of noon on Tuesday July 9th was at #52 on the iTunes Country Charts and #211 over all!
To the men and women who gave their lives and service through out the history and prehistory of this great nation! And yes, we are open on the 5th of July! Come in and see us! God Bless the USA!
If you are in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania the weekend of June 29th; Go see our client Aaron Racine take on the confederacy as he joins the 24th Michigan Iron Brigade at the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment. Hopefully we will get a picture up of their stunningly accurate uniforms and gear.
**** Side note on Iron Brigade: Suffered highest casualty rate of any brigade in the War at Gettysburg suffering a 61% loss; the Michigan Regiment losing 80%. Iron Brigade is famous for their charge on the unfinished railroad cut NW of town to capture the 2nd Mississippi flag and soldiers as prisoners. ****
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Greenlee for their successful surprise visit to NYC to surprise their daughter Paige Greenlee for getting engaged to the handsome Brian Roy of Washington DC. We congratulate Brian Roy and Paige Greenlee and hope to give them another shout out after their wedding day!
Donald and William Keith are traveling through Kenya to provide locals with some free dental care. If you would like to checkout there progress check out William's blog at: http://adentalsafari.blogspot.com/. Everyone at the Bank wishes them good luck on their adventures!
We would Like to give a special shout out to one of our own, Marshall Douthat. Thank you for your many years of service to our fine bank and its customers; you will be missed. Congratulations to him as well as he moves on to Morgan Stanley! We wish you the best of luck at your new job!
Congratulations to Rebecca Barta, now Rebecca Barta Sonneborn, on her marriage to David Myron Sonneborn. We've heard it was quite the May wedding in the wonderful city of Saint Louis!
Congratulations to our past employee and client Adam Andreoli for popping the question to another one of our clients, who said yes, Monica Ahrens!
Congratulations to our clients Richard Zahner and Megan Sayler who after this weekend will be Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Megan Zahner!
To all our clients that have been blessed to be mothers (hopefully of other clients), May we wish you the Happiest Mother's Day! To the sons, daughters, fathers, and grandchildren please celebrate and give your mothers the day they deserve.
Our client Kelsey Ryan is graduating for St. Thomas Aquinas and is heading to Kansas State in the fall!
Our client Caroline Hodge who just graduated from Princeton and is heading to Oxford University for a Masters in Medical Anthropology.
Our client Ford McLiney who is transferring to Texas A&M after placing 2nd in the ACC Conference Champions while Diving Varsity for Florida State University.
Our 2012 Summer interns: Alyx Delgado, Andrew Edmonds, Austin Trees, Cam Smith, Henry Crowe, Henry Foster, Jenny McLiney, Joe Connor and Lizzy Ward.
Our client Jacob Sinclair, a Georgetown University Rugby player, who broke his ankle while playing against the University of Virginia!
Our 2011-2012 SME State Champion Swimmers: Jack Haverty, Corbin Barnds, Andrew Hornung and Droste Milledge!
Our Summer 2011 interns: Michael Vassilevsky, Drew Kane, Calvin Tidwell, Dan LaGree, Jessica Jackson, and Duncan Laner.
Megan O'Leary, who has launched her new collegiate themed earring and necklaces, which she calls "Hoola Hoops."
SME Graduate, Phoebe Unterman, who has just written and illustrated her first children's book, Through Eva's Eyes, about her grandmother whose Holocaust survival story of Nazi occupied Poland is the subject of Phoebe's book.
Brandon Barnds and Annaria Nardone on their recent engagement. In addition we are most pleased that Brandon has been accepted to both the University of Kansas and University of Missouri Medical Schools.
Karen Moore who is now a grandmother. Karen’s daughter, Holly Davis and Hollywood Director, David O. Russell (Director of The Fighter) have adopted a baby boy. Karen will be visiting them in Beverly Hills.
Nick Lucas on his successful art showing at Starbucks in The Village.
Ben and Kari Cohen on their recent marriage.
Cameron Smith, who recently completed his varsity soccer career at Shawnee Mission East
The Blue Lion Lacrosse team who successfully competed in the Dallas tournament.
Pat Amey on his recent engagement.
Jack Adams and the members of Phi Delta Theta at the University of Kansas for getting into Rock Chalk Revue 2011.
Ross Simpson, who is in his senior year playing varsity basketball for Depauw University.
Our young clients who swam in their last Kansas City Country Club League Championships at Mission Hills Country Club on July 11th. It is hard to believe these swimmers have graduated and are heading to college. We remember when many started their swimming career as 8 & Unders, wondering if they would make it the length of the pool. Seeing them in their final races reminds us that time marches on. These seniors should be congratulated for serving as role models to the younger swimmers. We know they are going to have terrific collegiate careers and only hope we can encourage them to return to Kansas City for their professional careers.
Included in this years senior swimmers are bank clients~
Anna Petrow from Shawnee Mission East, swimming for Mission Hills CC, who is headed to the famous Journalism school at the University of Missouri, Emily Quirk from Pembroke Hill, swimming for the Kansas City CC, who is headed to Bowdoin College in Maine to play golf, Mary Reed from Pembroke Hill, swimming for the Kansas City CC, who is headed to Rhodes College in Memphis to also play golf, and Whitaker Sherk from Shawnee Mission East, swimming for Mission Hills CC, who is headed to the great Northwest and the University of Oregon.
We thought we would give a Shout Out to our bank spokesman, KC Radio legend, Mike Murphy, who celebrated his 70th Birthday on July 15th at the Corner Cocktail. Mike was surrounded by his usual Wednesday lunch crew, which included Former Kansas City mayor, Charles Wheeler, Las Vegas and TV Singer, Marilyn Maye, as well as numerous friends and family. Mike was in fine order with his trademark deep voice and razor sharp wit.
We would be remiss if we did not note the passing of our friend and mentor, Don Stein, on April 8th. Don will always be remembered by us for his street wisdom, common sense, modesty and business acumen. Don served as a B-25 pilot in North Africa during World War II and was award the Distinguish Flying Cross. Don returned to Kansas City where he owned the well known Don Stein Buick dealership and served as President of the Oakwood Country Club. We will miss Don, but will well remember and adhere to the standards he set for Kansas City business owners and community leaders.
Alex Cox, a Shawnee Mission East High School senior, who signed a letter of intent with Pratt Community College to play baseball. We know he will do well at the next level!
Brady Bates and Jacob Sinclair of the Pembroke Hill Lacrosse team, who successfully launched their defense of the Pembroke Hill State Championship title.
Michael Snyder, who spent his Pembroke Hill 8th Grade Career Day with us on Friday, March 26th. As always, we learned much from Michael's questions and he learns from us.
Mary Lucas, who wrote a great leadership book, Lunchmeat and Life Lessons, regarding the common sense wisdom of her father, John Bichelmeyer, a well known Kansas City butcher. Although only achieving an 8th grade education, Mr. Bichelmeyer founded a meat company that still thrives today through his sons and family members. If you would like a copy of this wonderful book of wisdom sent to you with our compliments and to show our appreciation for being your bank and bankers, please call me at the bank, write or email me, and we will send you a copy. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who knows the wisdom of a small businessman is something that should be cherished and shared.
Our Vice President Marshall Douthat on this 30th Birthday ~ yes 3 decades Marshall!
Jeff Bentz - who anchored the Missouri State University 200 Freestyle Relay to their conference swimming championship.
Our former intern Curran Darling - who placed 5th in the High Jump during the Big East Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, representing Villanova University.
Chip Schellhorn - the Pembroke Hill and Harvard University graduate who just completed Top Gun fighter pilot training and has been assigned to his first aircraft carrier.
Brandon Barnds - who completed a most successful four year swimming career at Washington and Lee University.
Clock Tower Bakery - who was named for having the best Scone in Kansas City.
Our Vice President Brad Wells, former Big 8 Champion, KU Swimmer, and Coach - and now the National Champion for his master age group in the 50 Meters long course meters Backstroke.
The Shawnee Mission East Swim Team and their coach Wiley Wright for winning the 2010 Kansas State Swimming Championship.
Pembroke Hill School junior Zach Schmidt for recently making Eagle Scout.