Governor Scott Walker honored the Wisconsin Bankers Association for 125 years of service during the recent WBA Wisconsin Economic Forecast Luncheon with a proclamation. The plaque recognized the roles of both WBA and the bank industry in supporting Wisconsin’s communities and economy.

"The financial institutions in this state are strong," Walker said, noting the industry's profitability is "remarkable" considering the prolonged low interest rate environment. "Which is a good sign because it means that not only the banks and financial institutions are doing well, it means the farmers, manufacturers, realtors and small business owners are doing well."

He went on to say acknowledge that banks are not only strong partners in economic development but often times are integral part of the leadership in communities all across the state.

Speaking to the bankers in the audience, Walker said, “I want to thank you all for the support of the WBA and for all the good work that you do in communities all across the state to collectively make Wisconsin such a great state.”

You can watch the entire event or simply just this portion on WisEye.

Pictured left to right: Governor Scott Walker, Cynthia Erdman (WBA Chair), Partnership Bank, Tomah, and WBA’s Rose Oswald Poels.

A copy of the proclamation is available below.