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About Us

Conway Bank – History

Conway Bank, as we know it today, is the result of several changes throughout our history of serving local communities.  Organized as The Citizens State Bank in 1886, the Charter for The First National Bank of Conway Springs was obtained in 1907.  The Bank was organized by Dr. E.G. Farris, Henry Lane, C.C. Taylor, C.W. Davis, E.E. Baird, and G.B. Armstrong.  Joe Gooch, a long-time resident of Conway Springs bought into the Bank and became President in 1925.  He served as President until his death in 1941. E.J. Frantz bought a major portion of the Lane stock in 1925 and was elected President (inactive) in 1942 and served in that position until Lawrence Bennett was elected to the Presidency in 1966.

 

original conway bank branch building

Original bank building in Conway Springs

The old bank building in Conway Springs stood as originally built in 1885, until 1961 when the top story was removed and a face lift was completed.  The interior was removed and new fixtures were installed in 1971.  The present structure just across the street was completed and occupied in September of 1980.

J.E. Mathes, father of Elaine Lange, was the Chief Executive Officer of the Bank for many years and served for 48 years becoming widely known in banking circles throughout the area.  He was Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Board at his death in 1959. In 1988, James Heiman purchased controlling interest in the Bank.  Robert Wall was named President/CEO/Chairman of the Board in 1988.  In 1996 The Farmer’s State Bank of Norwich was purchased from FDIC.

In 1998, the Wichita Branch was opened just off Kellogg (Kellogg & Main) in downtown Wichita.  In 2002, The First National Bank of Conway Springs officially changed names to Conway Bank, National Association (Conway Bank, N.A.).  In 2004, the East Wichita Branch was opened at Central and Greenwich in Wichita.  It remained open for approximately 9 years and was closed in August of 2013. In 2008, Robert Wall, President/CEO retired.  Joseph Rottinghaus became President/CEO in October of 2008 and currently holds the position. In 2009, sadly, James Heiman passed away. Continuing the family tradition his sons, Jeff Heiman and Jerod Heiman, have controlling interest in Conway Bank.

In December 2016, Conway Bank, N.A. opened for business as Conway Bank after changing from a National Charter to a State Charter.  In October 2017, Conway Bank purchased Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Argonia from FDIC.

In 1904 total assets were $154,436.  The bank has grown significantly in asset size, as total assets as of December 2017 were $102,442,000.   Conway Bank continues as an independent community bank committed to providing exceptional service to its customers.  More than 130 years later, we are still committed to local leadership and decision making, a devotion to the communities we serve and personalized service.  We understand the importance of helping our farmers and businesses succeed to ensure our communities remain vibrant.


Conway Bank Locations

Conway Springs

Conway Springs Branch location

124 W. Spring Avenue   Box 8
Conway Springs, KS  67031

Phone (620) 456-2255
FAX (620) 456-2224

 

Lobby Hours
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Wednesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday – Friday

Drive-Thru Hours
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Thursday
8:30 am – 6:00 pm Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday

Loan Department Hours
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Wednesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday – Friday
ATM – 24 Hour  – 106 N 5th, Conway Springs, KS 


Norwich Branch

conway bank norwich branch location

310 Main    Box 98
Norwich, KS  67118

Phone (620) 478-2226
FAX (620) 478-2893

 

 

Lobby Hours
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday
Closed Daily for Lunch 12:30-1:30

Drive-Thru Hours
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday

New Drive-Thru Hours Effective January 2, 2020
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday

 


Wichita Branch

conway bank wichita branch location

121 E. Kellogg
Wichita, KS  67232

Phone (316) 263-6767
FAX (316) 263-6594

 

 

Lobby Hours
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday

Drive-Thru Hours
8:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Thursday
8:30 am – 6:00 pm Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday

New Drive-Thru Hours Effective January 2, 2020
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday
8:30 am – 6:00 pm Friday
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Saturday

Loan Department Hours
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday

ATM – 24 Hour

 


Argonia Branch

conway bank argonia branch location

101 S. Main    Box 38
Argonia, KS  67004

Phone (620) 435-6384
FAX (620) 435-6434

 

 

Lobby Hours
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday

Drive-Thru Hours
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday

Loan Department Hours
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday

ATM – 24 Hour