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Commerce Bank teams up with Arch Apparel to support youth financial literacy by raising funds to benefit Junior Achievement

St. Louis, MO – November 19, 2021 – Commerce Bank will donate up to $10,000 to Junior Achievement by matching every dollar shoppers spend on Arch Apparel’s Midwest Collection November 26 through November 30. Arch Apparel is a retailer that specializes in clothing and accessories showcasing Midwest pride.

Commerce Bank and Arch Apparel’s shared Midwestern roots and commitment to building strong communities led to the collaboration. Proceeds from the effort benefit Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. The promotional period includes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.1

“Commerce Bank is excited to collaborate with Arch Apparel on this fundraiser for Junior Achievement,” says Chuck Kim, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. and Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis board member. “Arch Apparel embodies the entrepreneurial spirit we encourage in Junior Achievement. It just makes sense that this collaboration starts on Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and runs through Giving Tuesday. It’s the perfect way for all of us to support a small business and give back to the community at the same time.”

Arch Apparel owner, Aaron Park, also appreciates the synergies of the collaboration. “It means a lot for a growing business like ours to team up with a well-established company like Commerce Bank. We are eager to help customers find the perfect gift or addition to their wardrobe in our store or online and help benefit Junior Achievement at the same time.”

To shop Arch Apparel’s Midwest collection and raise funds for Junior Achievement visit beginning Black Friday and make a purchase between Friday, November 26 and Tuesday, November 30. 


About Commerce Bank

With $34.5 billion in assets2, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH) is a registered bank holding company offering a full line of banking services, including payment solutions, investment management and securities brokerage. Commerce Bank, a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc., leverages more than 150 years of proven strength and experience to help individuals and businesses solve financial challenges. In addition to offering payment solutions across the U.S., Commerce Bank currently operates full-service banking facilities across the Midwest including the St. Louis and Kansas City metropolitan areas, Springfield, Central Missouri, Central Illinois, Wichita, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Denver. It also maintains commercial offices in Dallas, Houston, Cincinnati, Nashville, Des Moines, Indianapolis, and Grand Rapids. Commerce delivers high-touch service and sophisticated financial solutions at regional branches, commercial offices, ATMs, online, mobile and through a 24/7 customer service line. Learn more at

About Arch Apparel

Arch Apparel began in 2016 with a mission to create St. Louis-inspired streetwear. Since its founding, the brand has grown beyond just creating t-shirts. It has become a lifestyle brand to promote St, Louis and give its people a vehicle to represent it with high-quality, fashionable items.

  • Be the St. Louis street brand
  • Be inspired by our city
  • Be focused on quality
  • Be focused on fashion
  • Be authentic
  • Do cool things

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 2.5 million students per year in 104 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit for more information.


  2. As of September 30, 2021