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March, 2018. Bank of Bolivar is pleased to announce the addition of three senior officers from Marshfield to the BOB family. Chris Owens joins BOB as a senior vice president working out of the bank's downtown Bolivar banking center. He and his family plan to move to Bolivar in the near future. Chris has 22 years of banking experience, most recently as President of Southern Missouri Bank of Marshfield. Chan Crooker and Melissa Smith join BOB as vice presidents and lenders after also working at Southern Missouri Bank of Marshfield. Chan and Melissa will serve customers from BOB's Fair Grove banking center.
May, 2017. Bank of Bolivar invites you to celebrate our 20th anniversary with two public events on Saturday, June 10th. From 11a - 2p, the bank will be serving a free outdoor lunch under a big tent on our downtown Bolivar bank parking lot. There will gifts and prizes and a special visit by Howdy, the Bank of Bolivar mascot, and his friend Simon, the Bolivar High School mascot. Earlier that morning, from 10a - 12n, the bank will once again host its annual 'BOB & Bobbers' event - free catch and release fishing in Bolivar's Dunnegan Memorial Park for kids ages 2-13 with an adult. Bring your poles, jigs, and chairs. BOB will provide live bait and have prizes to win!
January, 2017. Bank of Bolivar announces the addition of Bob Ogden to the BOB family. Bob brings with him numerous years of banking experience, joining Bank of Bolivar as a vice president and loan officer and working out of our full-service Springfield-south branch facility at 1339 E. Republic Rd.
January, 2017. The 2016 BOB's Gift Club campaign, Bank of Bolivar's annual holiday gift-giving program, generated $5,220 in donations split among four charitable causes. Based on the number of new accounts opened in November and December, BOB presented Ambassadors for Children (a ministry of the Springfield Area Council of Churches) with a check for $1,760; Polk County Humane Society with a check for $1,660; Segs4Vets with a check for $1,000; and the CMH Foundation Music & Memory Program with a check for $800. For more information on BOB's Gift Club, click here.
January, 2016. Bank of Bolivar is pleased to announce the results of our 2015 BOB's Gift Club campaign. Based on the number of new accounts opened in November and December, BOB presented Hope Foundation with a check for $1,660; Polk County Humane Society with a check for $1,500; CrossLines with a check for $1,120; and the Fair Grove Senior Center fund with a check for $880. You can read more about this giving program and the organizations receiving donations from our 2015 campaign elsewhere on this website by clicking here.
December, 2014. Bank of Bolivar is pleased to announce that our newest branch - at 1339 E. Republic Road, Suite A, in the Copperstone Square office center - is now open. The branch is BOB's second in the Springfield market and fifth overall.
With this new full-service banking center, complete with ATM and drive-through, the bank intends to better serve existing customers while providing an exciting new community banking experience for those on the south side of Springfield.
Branch manager Kevin Gillogly and his staff look forward to serving you. Come visit us at your earliest convenience!
August, 2014. Bank of Bolivar has received approval from the Missouri Division of Finance and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for the establishment of a new bank branch in Springfield, Missouri.
The new branch, to be located at 1339 E. Republic Road, Suite A, in the Copperstone Square office center, will be the bank's second retail banking center in Springfield and fifth overall. Construction is scheduled to begin upon receipt of city permits and is expected to be completed in November of this year. Bank of Bolivar's other retail banking centers are located in Fair Grove and Bolivar.
The bank plans to employ up to 10 people in the new branch, some of which will be existing employees transferring from other branches, with the remainder being new hires.
May, 2014. Bank of Bolivar is pleased to announce the addition of Donald J. Babb as an Advisory Director to the Board of Bank of Bolivar. He joins current Directors Russ Batten, Noel Boyd, David Cribbs, Brad Gregory, Bill Owen, Dave Strader, Bob Wholey, and Sam Williams.
Mr. Babb is a nationally recognized health care leader who has led Citizens Memorial Hospital of Bolivar since 1981 as its sole Chief Executive Officer. He also serves as Executive Director of the Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation and Riverside Management and Rehabilitation, and serves on numerous state and national health care boards and committees.
Among Mr. Babb's distinguished honors are the Missouri State Association of Health Occupations Educators Distinguished Service Award for Community Involvement, the Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Development Award, the MHA Visionary Leadership Award, the Sam Walton Business Leader Award, the Missourian Award, and the Studer Group's Fire Starter Hall of Fame, recognizing health care leaders of extraordinary talent and vision who have positively impacted their organization and community as a dedicated and compassionate difference maker.
Locally, Mr. Babb is a recipient of the Bolivar Civic Service Award, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce's Salute to Healthcare award, and has been named one of the Springfield Business Journal's Men of the Year.
Mr. Babb received his Master of Health Care Financial Management from Ohio State University and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Southwest Baptist University.
April, 2014. Bank of Bolivar is pleased to welcome Mike Schatz to our team of experienced lenders. Originally from Republic, Mike has 35 years of banking experience in the local area and is ready to meet customers' lending needs out of our branch at 2920 E. Chestnut Expressway in Springfield. Mike is especially knowledgeable in the areas of construction and commercial lending, including subdivision developments.
October, 2013. The convenience of SnapCheck! mobile check deposit is now available for free to BOB's online banking customers. BOB's Apple and Android apps now allow customers to tap on the "Deposits" icon, snap the front and back of a check, and deposit it remotely into their account - saving time, gas, and money!
September, 2013. Bank of Bolivar receives BKD Award for Excellence and Innovation from the Missouri Independent Bankers Association for the second time in the award's seven years of existence. Click here to view more information on this award from our website's "Awards & Recognition" page.
August, 2013. New and improved mobile banking services released by Bank of Bolivar. BOB now allows online banking customers to have mobile access to their accounts via text message banking, Apple or Android app banking, and mobile web browser banking. All of these services are provided free (although mobile carrier charges may apply).
March, 2013. TIB awards Bank of Bolivar its "First Touch" award, along with a second-place "Top Volume" award for quality and volume of mortgage lending in 2012. Click here to view more information on these awards from our website's "Awards & Recognition" page.