Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company. Its activities are limited to ownership, indirectly through its subsidiary, Union State Bancshares, Inc. (Union), of the outstanding capital stock of Hawthorn Bank. Hawthorn Bank is a full service bank conducting a general banking and trust business, offering its customers checking and savings accounts, Internet banking, debit cards, certificates of deposit, trust services, brokerage services, safety deposit boxes and a range of lending services. Its loans portfolio includes commercial and industrial loans, single payment personal loans, installment loans and commercial and residential real estate loans. Its investment portfolio includes the government-sponsored enterprises, asset-backed securities, and obligations of states and political subdivisions. Its liquid assets consist of available-for-sale investment securities, federal funds sold, and excess reserves held at the Federal Reserve Bank. It has over 24 banking offices.