Dream First Bank Wins Three Banky Awards Putting Them Among the Top Extraordinary Community Banks in the Nation

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Roxanne Emmerich, Chair and Founder of The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™️ and Dream First Bank President and CEO Chris Floyd at the Banky Awards Event

Atlanta, Georgia, October 6, 2023 – Dream First Bank, a Kansas bank with several locations serving the region and beyond, was just named among the top extraordinary community banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™, winning three categories at this year’s Banky Awards event. 

This year’s award wins included the iconic Banky Award, for its commitment to strong community banking. This recognition is given to top community banks across the country to help people find the best banks in their communities. Second is the Above-and-Beyond Customer Service award for its systems and follow-through that create a consistent level of proven, exemplary customer service for clients. Lastly is the Institute’s Thought Leadership award, for extraordinary bank practices, raising the standards of banking practices with excellence in unique and cutting-edge practices while achieving exemplary financial results.

“It is an honor to receive these awards this year, as Dream First continues its mission building on the bank’s 100-year history of helping individuals and companies make their dreams a reality,” said Dream First Bank President and CEO Chris Floyd. “We pride ourselves in going the extra mile and finding creative solutions to make those dreams happen. The Dream First organization truly appreciated being a part of the Banky Awards this year.”

The Extraordinary Banking™️ Awards emphasize the indispensable contribution community banks have on their communities—how deeply woven into the fabric of the community they are. Their role in elevating the national economy is profound yet often misunderstood. Community banks are the beacon that illuminates their local communities and the pillar of small business success. 

Roxanne Emmerich, Chair and Founder of The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™️, proclaimed during the awards ceremony, “Community banks recognize aspirations, dreams and silent hopes of small businesses and individuals within their communities. The heart and soul of an extraordinary community bank is the visionary blueprint for the community’s success and ability to enact that plan. Those banks were chosen to receive this year’s Banky awards.”

About Dream First Bank: 

Dream First has been serving communities across Southwest Kansas and beyond for more than 100 years, with branches in Syracuse, Johnson, Garden City, Ulysses, Hugoton, Elkhart, Rolla, Arlington and Attica, Kansas. The bank began in agriculture and now provides a wide array of products and services to fit any dream. Visit dreamfirst.bank for additional information. 

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