Promotions & New Hires

Beaver Dam

American Bank is proud to announce the promotion of Ryan Martin (pictured below, top left) to assistant vice president, Amanda Emery-Morris (pictured below, top right) to assistant vice president, Brendalynn Ricco-Wagner to branch manager at the bank’s office inside the Beaver Dam Walmart, and Caitlyn Fick was named to head teller at the same office. The bank has also promoted Rebecca Robbins (pictured below, bottom) to the newly created electronic services manager position.



Oak Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Laura Smith (pictured below) to Compliance Officer.

Green Bay

Jacob Jirschele (pictured below) has joined Associated Bank as senior vice president, private banking relationship manager, Private Client and Institutional Services.


Horicon Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Angela McCrory-Lisowe (pictured below, top left) as a Mortgage Loan Officer for its Fond du Lac market. The bank has also announced the promotions of Doreen Hartgerink (pictured below, top right) and Rosemary Petitte (pictured below, bottom) to its Senior Management team.



Ixonia Bank is happy to share that Anita Nelson (pictured below, top left) has recently joined the bank as its new assistant vice president – residential lending. Ixonia Bank is also proud to announce the promotions of Carrie Rosenau (pictured below, top right) to senior vice president of human resources and training, and Wendy Sowinski (pictured below, bottom) to senior vice president of commercial banking.



First Business Financial Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Peggy Stebbins (pictured below) to the position of Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. 


Markesan State Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Heuer (pictured below) to their banking family.

New Glarus

The Bank of New Glarus and Sugar River Bank Branches is excited to announce that Jessi Peters (pictured below) has been recently promoted to Assistant Vice President, Electronic Banking Manager.


Oregon Community Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Karleigh MacWilliams (pictured below) as Treasury Management Specialist.


Mound City Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of John Digman (pictured below) to Senior Vice President - Chief Financial Officer.


Peoples State Bank announce the promotion of Craig Lau (pictured below) to Northern Market President.


Community Events

UW-River Falls Student Wins a Semester’s Tuition from First National Bank of River Falls

First National Bank of River Falls took over halftime of the UW-River Falls Athletics women’s basketball game on November 28, as they delivered a big announcement to a lucky fan in attendance. Josie Skibbie thought she was coming to the game for a night out with her friends before finals week, but instead, she was surprised with up to $6,000 from First National Bank, enough for a semester’s worth of tuition at UW-River Falls. A freshman from Thorp, Wisconsin, double majoring in animal science with an equine management emphasis and agriculture business, Josie said this free semester of tuition will allow her to pursue her dream of studying abroad in either the Scotland or Holland programs.

First Federal Bank Executive Team Rings Closing Bell

President and Chief Executive Officer, Edward H. Schaefer, of the Waukesha-based First Federal Bank of Wisconsin rang the Closing Bell at the Nasdaq Stock MarketSite in New York's Times Square on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. With the Nasdaq Market Bell Ceremony, First Federal Bank celebrated their first anniversary of being a Nasdaq-listed company and trading on the exchange under the symbol FFBW.

Pictured (left to right): Jessica Lopez, Jess Resler, Gary Schraufnagel, Ryan Bargander, Seefluth, Nathan Kunze, Vicky Fischer, Traci Geiger.

Pictured (left to right): Jessica Lopez, Jess Resler, Gary Schraufnagel, Ryan Bargander, Seefluth, Nathan Kunze, Vicky Fischer, Traci Geiger.

$5,000 Half Court Shot Winner in Abbotsford

All attendees of the Abbotsford versus Pittsville basketball game on Thursday, December 6th were given a free ticket by the Forward Bank team on their way into the game. At half-time a ticket was drawn at random and Adam Seefluth was given two attempts to make the shot from half court, but he would only need one. The crowd cheered as Seefluth effortlessly threw up his first shot and the ball “swished” through the net! He will be receiving a check from Forward Bank for $2,500 and the Abbotsford Athletic program will receive a check for $2,500 as well. One shot makes two winners in Abbotsford!

Port Washington State Bank Plans for New Mequon Branch

Port Washington State Bank (PWSB) is pleased to announce plans to open a Mequon location in the first quarter of 2019. PWSB Chairman/President and CEO Steven R. Schowalter indicated that the bank intends to occupy the former Associated Bank location at 10509 N. Port Washington Road in Mequon. "We are excited to broaden our reach with this expansion. Our recently added Thiensville office has been a wonderful extension of our Ozaukee County footprint, generating relationships with both Mequon and Thiensville residents. We view this new location as another way to service our existing customers and welcome others to the PWSB brand," commented Schowalter

Helicopter on display at Associated Bank's Baldwin branch

Helicopter on display at Associated Bank's Baldwin branch

American Legion Post Receives $5,000 in Donations from Associated Bank Veterans Appreciation Event

Associated Bank branches across the Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois are donating to their local American Legion Post to show support for veterans. Throughout November, Associated Bank branches displayed photos and military mementos in their lobbies to honor our country’s veterans and active-duty military personnel around Veteran’s Day. Items were borrowed from the American Legion Post as well as community members wanting to contribute to the displays. The branches with the top displays received $1,000 to donate to their local American Legion Post.



The local community is blessed to have an abundance of non-profit organizations who strive to help hundreds of area residents. To honor them, and remind them that their efforts do not go unnoticed, The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) celebrated with two year-end Contribution Receptions. Throughout 2018, SNBT made monetary donations totaling over $165,000 to non-profits in Marinette, Menominee, and Oconto Counties. The organizations who received year-end donations are: Abundant Life Mission, American Red Cross of Northeast Wisconsin, Bay Area Medical Center Foundation, Crime Stoppers of Marinette County, Crivitz Area Food Pantry, Crivitz Rescue Squad Inc., Crivitz Stephenson Historical Society, Crivitz Youth Inc., Da Yooper Plunge Inc., DAR Boys & Girls Club, Emergency Rescue Squad Inc., FISH Inc., Goodwill Industries Inc., Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA,  M&M Area Community Foundation, Marinette County Elderly Services, Marinette County Historical Society, Menominee County Historical Society, Mid-County Rescue Squad Inc., Northern Lights Master Gardener Association, Oconto Area Humane Society, Oconto County Historical Society, Oconto Fire & Rescue Auxiliary, Oconto Hospital Citizens' Foundation, Pastor Fred's Food Pantry of Amberg, Pembine Rescue Squad, Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Respite Care of Marinette & Menominee Counties, River Cities Habitat for Humanity, St John Paul II Catholic Academy, St. Anthony's School, St. Stephen's Lutheran Church - Food Pantry, St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, St. Vincent DePaul Society of Marinette, St. Vincent DePaul – St. Joseph Conference, The Salvation Army, The Salvation Army Meal Program, Tri City Area United Way, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School, Twin Bridge Rescue Squad, Twin Counties Free Clinic, UWGB-Marinette Foundation, Wausaukee Enterprises Inc., Wausaukee Rescue Squad Inc., and Wisconsin Bankers Foundation.

Union Grove

Community State Bank is pleased to announce that they have teamed up with the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to help business owners and entrepreneurs in Southeast Wisconsin. SBDC is a national organization promoted through the U.S. Small Business Administration. They provide tools and resources to entrepreneurs and small business owners in order to help or improve their business. SBDC will be located at Community State Bank/s Union Grove Office (1500 Main Street).


Beaver Dam

After 47 years with American Bank, its longest tenure employee, Senior Vice President/Loan Officer Constance (Connie) Schoepke (pictured below), retired on Friday, Dec. 14. When asked about her career and years with the bank, Connie had this to say, “As I reflect on that number - 47 years - I think, ‘How can that be possible!?’”

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