Promotions & New Hires


Great North Bank announced that Kim Van Osdol (pictured below) has joined the bank.


Wisconsin Bank & Trust is pleased to welcome John Jennings (pictured below), AIF, as Business Development Officer in Retirement Plan Services.

First Business Financial Services, Inc., parent of First Business Bank, announces the appointment of Kent Lorenz (pictured below) to the Board of Directors of First Business Financial Services, Inc.


Nathan Bilodeau (pictured below) has joined the Forward Bank team in Medford as a relationship manager.

New London

First State Bank announced the addition of Kyle Roble (pictured below) to its business banking team.


Oostburg State Bank is excited to announce an addition of Paul Kuplic (pictured below) in the position of vice president-business banking.

Union Grove

Community State Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Vice President Commercial Banker  Robert Pieroni (pictured below).


Waukesha State Bank is proud to announce the promotion of Joe Swanson (pictured left) to bank manager of its Meadowbrook Road office in Waukesha. The bank has also hired David Curran (pictured right) as mortgage consultant, and Kim Castillo Huntley (pictured bottom) as vice president – manager of human resources.



River Valley is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Lahti (pictured below) as executive vice president, business banking.


WaterStone Bank recently welcomed Shae L. Maclin (pictured below) to the newly-created position of vice president, sales empowerment officer.


Community Events

The new Shepherds Community Café.

The new Shepherds Community Café.

Community State Bank Opens Renovated Office

Community State Bank is pleased to announce that their Union Grove location will be reopening for business on Monday, July 23, 2018. The newly renovated office includes a new drive-through, patio, community meeting rooms, as well as Shepherds Community Café. Shepherds Community Café is a collaboration between Community State Bank and Shepherds College. The café serves a much larger purpose than your traditional cup of coffee. It will provide training and work experience for local students with intellectual disabilities. The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) recently announced Community State Bank as an honorable mention for the 2018 National Community Bank Service Awards for this collaboration with Shepherds College.

Pierce’s winning painting “A Boy Fishing”

Pierce’s winning painting “A Boy Fishing”

Royal Bank Breaks Ground for New Lancaster Location

Royal Bank held a groundbreaking event on Wednesday, July 25, at the bank’s new location on the north edge of the City of Lancaster. This new location will allow for additional office space, a modern cash management experience, and a drive-through for enhanced service opportunities for customers. The new branch is slated for completion by January of 2019. To help decorate the new location, the bank held an art contest for area artists. Besides being displayed at the new location, the entries will also be on display at Schreiner Memorial Library. Over 50 pieces of artwork were submitted for the contest. The first place winner is Abagail Pierce, Lancaster.

Shannon Weber, North Shore Bank Shorewood branch manager; Erika Lang, Executive Director of the Shorewood BID; Allison Rozek, Shorewood Village President; and Jim McKenna, North Shore Bank CEO and President.

Shannon Weber, North Shore Bank Shorewood branch manager; Erika Lang, Executive Director of the Shorewood BID; Allison Rozek, Shorewood Village President; and Jim McKenna, North Shore Bank CEO and President.

North Shore Bank’s New Shorewood Branch Hosts Grand Opening Events

North Shore Bank today announced that it has officially opened its new, full-service, state-of-the-art bank office at 4060 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood, on the southeast corner of Oakland and East Kenmore Place. The new office – built not far from where the bank was founded in 1923 – features an updated design concept and new technology that will offer Shorewood area customers more convenient banking options. The bank hosted grand opening events open to the public from Tuesday, August 7, through Saturday, August 11 which included a “Pet Day,” a free sundae social, and culminated in the bank celebrating its 95th birthday.


Lake Geneva

Community State Bank is pleased to announce the relocation of its Lake Geneva office, currently located at 580 Broad Street, Suite B, to 200 Interchange N., Lake Geneva, Wis. The new office is set to open on Sept. 4, 2018.


The Stephenson National Bank & Trust recently awarded scholarships totaling over $14,000 to local high school, college, and university students. These scholarships recognize the achievements of outstanding area students. SNBT hosted two-scholarship receptions to honor recent graduates from the area.


Markesan State Bank was proud to present a donation totaling $500.00 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of Macy Zacharias. This money was raised during MSB’s employees’ May “Denim Day.” Every month bank employees can choose to participate in the identified chosen not-for-profit cause. In exchange for wearing denim for the day an employee donates $5.00 for the privilege of wearing denim to work on a set day.

West Salem

On August 3 Union State Bank in West Salem celebrated 115 years in the industry with a customer appreciation celebration.



Cindy Steber (pictured below), senior vice president at Great North Bank, retired on July 1, 2018 after nearly 34 years of service.


Judith A (Judy) Garske, executive vice president of Baraboo State Bank, recently retired after 50 years of employment. 


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