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Executive Letter: Nominate an Outstanding Leader for the 2023 Banker of the Year

By Rose Oswald Poels Bankers across Wisconsin go above and beyond as leaders in our communities. To celebrate these outstanding efforts, the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) is proud to honor one individual each year with the distinguished WBA Banker of the Year award. This tradition, spanning 37 years, recognizes individuals who demonstrate remarkable service efforts […]


Serving Amish and Mennonite Communities in Rural Wisconsin

By Cassandra Krause The Amish may not be the first group to come to mind when thinking about the fastest growing populations in the United States (and even the world), however these communities — whose populations double about every 20 years — play an important role in rural America, especially in Wisconsin. The Amish trace […]


Advocacy Update: A Historic Win for Banks in Wisconsin

Updates from the 2023–2025 state budget By Lorenzo Cruz As the summer of 2023 comes to a close, the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) is pleased to help usher in a number of historic changes for banks across the state. In July, Governor Tony Evers approved Senate Bill 70 as 2023 Wisconsin Act 19 and established […]


Q2 2023 FDIC Numbers Show Wisconsin Banks in Good Health

Second-quarter 2023 data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) show that Wisconsin banks remain on a solid foundation. Banks continue to be responsive to the needs of their customers, and lending increased in all categories (commercial, residential, and farm loans). Deposits also increased slightly as consumers and businesses remained confident in Wisconsin banks as […]


Wisconsin Banks Receive Significant Tax Parity

Thank you, banking advocates! By Rose Oswald Poels Bankers have been advocating for tax parity for decades with state and federal elected officials due to the unfair tax advantage that two of the industry’s primary competitors — credit unions and the Farm Credit System — receive from policymakers. During that same time, the Wisconsin Bankers […]


Executive Letter: New Resources Available to All WBA-Member Bankers

By Rose Oswald Poels As part of the Wisconsin Bankers Association’s (WBA) mission to support bankers across the state, our team — often in collaboration with the membership — regularly creates resources to assist WBA-member bankers in expanding their knowledge and expertise. Recently, WBA launched several valuable compliance resources that your staff will find useful […]


Executive Letter: Promoting Financial Literacy and Capability in Wisconsin

By Rose Oswald Poels Across the state, bankers make remarkable efforts every day to assist their neighbors in building a solid financial future. Promoting financial capability is a long-standing tradition throughout the banking industry, and every year, hundreds of WBA members take part in various financial education-related events to bring awareness and useful resources to […]


Citizens Bank Adds Business Banker to Lending Team

Citizens Bank in Mukwonago has announced the hire of Eric Olson as AVP – business banker. Olson brings nearly a decade of banking experience to the Citizens Bank team. A native to southeast Wisconsin, Olson is a graduate of UW-Whitewater’s College of Business and Economics with a BBA in Finance. Olson was drawn to Citizens […]