Special thanks to all the banks below who qualified for the Gold Triangle Club in 2019! 

WBA has two advocacy funds that you can donate to. The first, the Alliance of Bankers for Wisconsin (ABW) Conduit Fund acts as your personal "political bank account." With this option, you choose which candidates or legislative party committees your donation goes to. If you want to participate in our efforts but want WBA to select which candidates to give to, you can give to Wisbankpac, a political action committee registered with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission and Federal Elections Commission.

Bankers will need to continue to be very involved in talking to our legislators and regulators, and we will need strong, unified industry positions that make sense in this economic and political environment. WBA will continue to support those elected officials who support us. As always, WBA focuses on winning elections by supporting candidates in the "Banker" party, not Democrat or Republican.

Gold Triangle Club banks are at the forefront of the banking industry's political action effort. To qualify for membership in the Club, bank employees and directors must contribute a minimum amount to WBA's political action funds (the Alliance of Bankers for Wisconsin political conduit and WBA's political action committee, Wisbankpac) apportioned by bank asset size:

Bank Assets

Total Banker Contributions

$0-25 Million

$500

$25-100 M

$1,000

$100-250 M

$1,500

$250-500 M

$2,000

$500-750 M

$2,500

$750 M - $1 Billion

$3,500

$1 B+

$4,500

These contributions go toward helping pro-banking candidates get into office. Hearty congratulations to the following banks, whose directors and employees contributed enough to WBA's political action funds to achieve Gold Triangle Club bank status in 2019:

Reaching Gold Triangle Club Status as of Dec. 31, 2019:

  • American National Bank-Fox Cities, Appleton
  • Associated Bank, Green Bay
  • Bank of Luxemburg
  • Bank of Wisconsin Dells
  • Bankers’ Bank, Madison
  • Capitol Bank, Madison
  • Charter Bank, Eau Claire
  • Citizens Bank, Mukwonago
  • Citizens State Bank of Loyal
  • Commerce State Bank, West Bend
  • Coulee Bank, La Crosse
  • East Wisconsin Savings Bank, Kaukauna
  • First Citizens State Bank, Whitewater
  • First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, Waukesha
  • Forward Bank, Marshfield
  • Horicon Bank
  • IncredibleBank, Wausau
  • Investors Community Bank, Manitowoc
  • Mound City Bank, Platteville
  • National Exchange Bank & Trust, Fond du Lac
  • Nekoosa Port Edwards State Bank
  • North Shore Bank, Brookfield
  • Northwestern Bank, Chippewa Falls
  • Oak Bank, Fitchburg
  • Park Bank, Madison
  • Partners Bank of Wisconsin, Marshfield
  • Peoples State Bank, Prairie du Chien
  • Premier Community Bank, Marion
  • Security State Bank, Iron River
  • Spring Bank, Brookfield
  • State Bank Financial, La Crosse
  • State Bank of Cross Plains
  • Stephenson National Bank & Trust, Marinette
  • Superior Savings Bank
  • The Equitable Bank, Wauwatosa
  • The Peoples Community Bank, Mazomanie
  • The Port Washington State Bank
  • Wisconsin Bankers Association

Missed out this year? Make the Gold Triangle your bank's New Year's Resolution! Contact WBA's Mike Semmann for more information!