Congratulations to Great Southern Bank, winner of our 2018 Award for Excellence in Banking!
The Award for Excellence in Banking recognizes a bank or lending institution that:
Gets involved beyond traditional lending in community building activities.
Is creative in how it supports community building.
Provides direct support to community building organizations.
Has a strong community presence.
Demonstrates a deep understanding of the sector and a willingness to accept more risk.
Great Southern Bank has been heavily invested in the redevelopment of St. Louis and offers 19 convenient locations throughout the St. Louis area, including St. Louis City, County, and St. Charles. Great Southern and its team of more than 100 associates are committed to fostering growth and long-term success because it means more success for everyone: customers, employees, shareholders, and their broader communities.
Great Southern’s desire for a strong, thriving economy has supported numerous CBN members as they invest and prioritize their resources to positively impact local people and their communities. They have embraced the promise of a better future with robust loan portfolios in neighborhoods that have seen significant periods of disinvestment, including Penrose, O’Fallon, the Greater Ville, Dogtown, and Peabody Darst-Webbe. To be leaders in community development, Great Southern has focused on being actively involved in economic growth, neighborhood stabilization programs, revitalization programs, small business lending, affordable housing, and community service. This has included strong support and partnership with Invest STL. By joining forces with other local businesses, Great Southern has created a pathway for St. Louis to become stronger and increase its prospects for economic and population growth, providing the opportunity for residents to live in safe places with good housing and the services they need to succeed.