Equity Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company with headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. Our wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Equity Bank, provides financial services primarily to businesses, business owners and individuals through our network of 34 full-service branches in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri, including the Wichita, Kansas City, and Topeka metropolitan areas. Founded in November 2002 in Andover, Kansas by current Chairman and CEO Brad Elliott, our Company expanded into Wichita in 2005, Kansas City in 2007, Western Kansas in 2008, Topeka in 2011, Western Missouri in 2012, Southeastern Kansas in 2015, and Arkansas in 2016.
Our principal objective is to increase stockholder value and generate consistent growth by expanding our commercial banking franchise organically and by acquisition, while serving as a home for seasoned bankers, businesspersons, and customers with an entrepreneurial spirit. We strive to provide an enhanced banking experience for our customers by providing them with a comprehensive suite of sophisticated banking products and services tailored to meet their needs, while delivering the high-quality, relationship-based customer service of a community bank.