Blue Sky Bank was originally chartered in Osage County, Oklahoma in 1905 as the Bank of Commerce in Pawhuska. Over the last 115 plus years, it has grown and changed names several times, being known as the National Bank of Commerce, NBC Bank and, most recently, Citizens Bank of Oklahoma. Although the name has changed over time, Blue Sky Bank is and has always been Oklahoma-owned.
While maintaining its roots in Pawhuska, the Bank grew first to Midtown Tulsa in 2004 and then expanded into Cleveland, Oklahoma in 2014.
Recognizing its strong niche in commercial lending and community banking, and after gaining recognition for being a Bank with infinite possibilities and creative solutions for its customers, Citizens Bank was renamed Blue Sky Bank on November 1, 2016.
In 2018, Blue Sky Bank purchased Bank of Cushing, now a branch of Blue Sky Bank, Pawhuska. This acquisition added two branches to the Blue Sky Bank family.
In early 2021, Blue Sky Bank expanded into San Antonio, Texas, with the opening of its seventh branch, representing Blue Sky Bank’s dedication to serving entrepreneurs and their local businesses throughout the Southwest. Also in 2021, Blue Sky Bank announced a merger with The American Bank of Wagoner. This acquisition allowed Blue Sky Bank to continue its growth trajectory and expand its commitment to serving more Oklahomans.
In 2022, the Bank experienced significant growth with the expansion into the Texas markets, opening loan production offices in Dallas and Ft. Worth, with plans to turn these locations into full retail branches in the future. In the Fall of 2022, the Bank acquired the Fairfax branch from Security State Bank. In December of 2022 the Bank closed on the acquisition of First National Bank and Trust of Weatherford, expanding the Bank’s footprint into five additional communities.
While Blue Sky Bank has grown over time, we maintain our community-focused culture, and continue to invest in the latest technology for our clients. We have always been locally owned with local leadership. The sky’s the limit with Blue Sky Bank.