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Pittsburg State University’s Kelce College of Business Receives Donation From Commerce Bank

Pittsburg – Brian Sutton, community president, Commerce Bank, Pittsburg, and Jeff Elliott, Vice President and Business Banking Team Leader, Commerce Bank, Pittsburg, presented officials from Pittsburg State University with a check from the Commerce Bancshares Foundation to benefit the renovation and expansion plan of the Kelce College of Business. The check represents a commitment to donate $50,000 over the next 6 years. Plans for the building include spacious and flexible classrooms, team rooms for student collaboration, meeting spaces for student organizations along with additional faculty offices and departmental spaces.

President Steve Scott said the project is a key component of the university’s commitment to innovation and academic excellence. “Commerce Bank’s support of the renovation and expansion plan will help transform a dated facility into a world-class business center that will serve the university well into the foreseeable future,” said Scott. “We are passionate about and committed to building facilities that promote academic innovation, and that’s exactly what we’re doing with this Kelce project.”

The Kelce College of Business is consistently listed in the world’s top five percent of business colleges. Sutton commented during the presentation, “We take great pride in supporting Pittsburg State and being a part of this worthwhile project that provides greater opportunities for learning.”

The Commerce Bancshares Foundation, established in 1971, is organized and operated for religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes, including the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. Preference is given to projects located in the Midwest (Missouri, Kansas and West-Central Illinois).

About Commerce Brokerage Services
Commerce Bank, is a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH), a $25.1 billion regional bank holding company, as of June 30, 2017. For more than 150 years, Commerce has been meeting the financial services needs of individuals and businesses. Commerce provides a full range of financial products to consumer and commercial customers, including personal banking, lending, mortgage banking, wealth management, brokerage and capital markets services. Commerce operates in more than 330 locations in the central United States and has a nationwide presence in the commercial payments industry.

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