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mobank History

1891 - Bank founded by Watt Webb.

1911 - Named Missouri Savings Bank and Trust - moves to 920 Walnut.

1933 - Reorganized and named Missouri Bank and Trust Company of Kansas City.

1933 - Former State Finance Commissioner D.R. Harrison named first president, beginning long tradition of strong leadership.

1984 - J. Thomas Burcham and Wm. Coleman Branton purchase bank.

1985 - Bank moves to 1044 Main Street.

1994 - Grant Burcham named president after completing 9-year rotation of serving in every position in the bank. His strategy - surrounding himself with bankers considered top in industry.

1995 - Nearly $50 million in assets; 25 employees.

1999 - Awarded Small Business of the Year from Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

1999 - Tom and Grant Burcham win Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurs of the Year Award.

1999 - Reaches $100 million in assets.

2000 - Prairie Village branch opens.

2002 - Reaches $200 million in assets; 50 employees.

2005 - Kansas City Business Journal reports that the bank's "return on assets is highest of any commercial bank in five-county region."

2005 - Kansas City Business Journal comments on the bank's "long tradition as one of the area's best-performing banks."

2006 - Named the 6th Top-Earning Bank in the Country by American Banker's Association.

2007 - Breaks $300 million in assets; 75 employees.

2008 - In the midst of bank closures, Kansas City Business Journal reports that Missouri Bank is the only bank in the area (with more than $100 million in assets) to have zero problem loans.

2008 - Bancography, an independent, consulting company, names Missouri Bank as the 7th Best Bank Brand in the country out of 8,000 banks under $500 million in assets.

2008 - As the housing market continues to place stress on the banking industry, Missouri Bank does not have a single foreclosure or repossession in 2008.

2008 - Missouri Bank has its 14th consecutive quarter end "call" report (FDIC required) with zero loans past due (over 90 days), a key indicator of bank heath in an unstable housing market.

2008 - Crossroads branch opens. It is later awarded with Gold-level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

2008 - Donates billboards atop its Crossroads branch to the "Art through Architecture" (AtA) program.

2009 - Breaks $400 million in assets; 80 employees.

2009 - Begins Facebook page.

2009 - Cited for its successful use of social media for community building in an article for Mashable.com.

2009 - Crossroads branch hosts first annual Rock. Paper. Scissors. Throwdown Tournament on First Friday. The event featured more than 25 Crossroads-area business representatives.

2010 - Brookside branch receives a "Gold Level" Art Achievement award - the highest level possible - from AtA for commissioning Archie Scott Gobber's "DREAM" wall art.

2010 - Brookside branch opens.

2010 - Missouri Bank's Brookside branch hosts mobank's first annual Pace for the Place, a neighborhood walk benefiting The Children's Place, as its grand opening celebration. 130 walkers attend and it raises almost $3,000.

2010 - Crossroads branch recognized for environmental stewardship with "Green" Project of the Year award from the Kansas City Chapter of The Associated General Contractors of America.

2010 - Named a finalist in the 2010 Heart of America Ethics in Business award program, which honors those that stand apart in their dedication to incorporate social responsibility in their employment practices, civic activities, environmental concern, and ethical conduct.

2010 - Southtown Council selects mobank's new Brookside branch as one of the 2010 Annual Southtown Beautification Award recipients.

2010 - Earns the Circle of Caring award from the United Way of Greater Kansas City, recognizing a level of support "above and beyond the call of duty," based on financial contributions and active involvement.

2010 - KCB Magazine's December issue highlights ways Missouri Bank gives back to the community through its Pay it Forward program

2011 (February) - Missouri Bank is presented with the "Spirit at Work Award" by the Center for Spirit at Work for demonstrating inclusiveness and ethical business practices that aid employees, the company, and the community.

2011 (April)Brookside branch hosts mobank's second annual Pace for the Place. 175 walkers attend and mobank raises over $10,000 for The Children's Place.

2011 (May)Brookside branch honored in Capstone Awards, which recognize outstanding real estate projects that shape a community.

2011 (June) - The Kansas City Business Journal reports that Missouri Bank is in the top two percent nationwide (among banks with assets between $300 million and $1 billion), for zero problem loans.

2011 (November) - The Brookside branch earns 2011 honor award for design excellence presented by the American Institute of Architects/Kansas City.

2012 (January) - Breaks $500 million in assets; 90 employees.

2012 (January) - The Kansas City Business Journal and The Kansas City Star report that Missouri Bank is investing wisely but confidently in local entrepreneurs – creating a rising tide that benefits customers, the bank and the overall local economy.

2012 (February) - MultiFunding Report Card shows Missouri Bank lending 54.4 percent of its deposits to small businesses, placing it in the top three percent of all banks in the country that loan to small business.

2012 (June) - Appears as No. 18 on the list of the 25 largest Kansas City area-based banks, based on market share of deposits by the Kansas City Business Journal, Oct. 12, 2012.

2012 (October) - Crossroads branch holds fourth annual Rock. Paper. Scissors. Throwdown Tournament. Sixty-four battled for championship title.

2012 (November) - Receives Development of Distinction award from Urban Land Institute recognizing its responsible use of land and creating sustaining and thriving communities.