TS Bank employees gifting check to PACE

Local bank reinvests $25,000 in local arts, culture and entertainment

October 18, 2023

Council Bluffs, IA, October 18, 2023 - TS Bank recently completed its final installment of a multi-year grant to Pottawattamie Arts Culture and Entertainment (PACE) totaling $25,000. TS Bank is committed to collaborating with organizations who help enhance unique quality of life amenities including arts and culture in local southwest Iowa communities.

Pottawattamie Arts Culture and Entertainment (PACE), founded in 2016, is a non-profit based in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the home to four other arts-based nonprofits including the American Midwest Ballet, Kitchen Council, Chanticleer Theater, Kanesville Symphony as well as to five studio artists.

The American Midwest Ballet is a regional professional dance company, which inspires people through dance programs of the highest quality with breathtaking performances and enriching education. Kitchen Council provides food startups access to a state-of-the art commercial kitchen, educational resources, mentorship and events to promote their product. Chanticleer Theatre is a long-standing community theatre for all ages and the Kanesville Symphony is a community volunteer orchestra of musicians.

PACE is on track to welcome 90,000 visitors this year, providing over 200 exciting programs and performances for all ages while collaborating with area partners to cultivate a highly active arts and culture center.

"PACE is so grateful to TS Bank for helping make the dream of the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center a reality! The $25,000 grant was truly a wonderful and meaningful gift that will continue to encourage and support the arts in our community for many years to come,” said CEO of PACE, Danna Kehm.

TS Bank employees are allotted 50 hours of volunteer time off annually, and one of the ways utilizing this time and talent is through board leadership. Nikki Tiarks, TS Bank AVP of Consumer Banking has had a love for the music and the arts from a young age. She has served on the board of PACE since 2016 as vice president and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors.

“It has been a joy to see the ongoing success of PACE and the missional enrichment to help make our community stronger through the arts. I am so proud to work for an organization like TS Bank that connects and cultivates community needs and generational impact,” said Chair of the Board of Directors for PACE and TS Bank AVP of Consumer Banking, Nikki Tiarks.

The next fun gathering is Halloween at the Hoff, which is part of the Hoff Fourth Friday festivities on Friday, October 27, 2023. The evening's lineup includes trick-or-treating at the Hoff from 4:30-6:00 p.m., pop-up restaurant with Chef around the Block, live music with White Catfish, studio artists open house and the fall showcase in the gallery, costume contests, flashlight tours and more.

To learn more about PACE visit www.paceartsiowa.org to find upcoming shows and events happening at the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center.

Photo Caption: A large group of TS Bank employees, PACE employees and board members including Sally Myers, Austin Diehm, Trisha Beccard, Dave Wise, Danna Kehm, Kelsey Stupfell, Nikki Tiarks, Stephanie Schuster, Kathy Rieger, Sara Thornton, Tim German, Patti Hannan and Emma Chance.

About TS Bank: TS Bank’s mission is to Ignite Prosperity® in the communities it serves. Leading the resurgence of community banking, TS Bank reinvests 10 percent of their net income locally; hosting educational events and partners with local organizations and non-profits. TS Bank was chartered in 1923 and has $423 million in assets, along with the largest Iowa state-chartered C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines at nearly $218 million in assets named TS Prosperity Group. Locations include Treynor, Macedonia, Atlantic, Corning, Council Bluffs and Ames, Iowa. For more information visit tsbank.com.