Union State Bank proudly celebrates its 120th anniversary this August 2023. This milestone not only celebrates the bank’s longevity but also its ongoing commitment to the West Salem
In August of 1903, the West Salem State Bank was incorporated as a private corporation. The West Salem State Bank and the La Crosse County Bank, was also incorporated in August of 1903, then merged in October of 1932 and then became Union State Bank of West Salem. At the end of January 2021, Union State Bank of West Salem amended its Article of Incorporation to become Union State Bank.
The bank was located at 130 South Leonard Street in West Salem until the spring of 1971 when it moved to a new building at 120 Mill Street South — one block east of the old location. The bank then constructed and opened a branch at the intersection of County Hwy M and US Hwy 16 in June of 2003 in West Salem. A loan production office was then opened at 445 N Water Street in Black River Falls in August of 2021.
In efforts to support our customers and community, our bank staff teaches second graders at the West Salem Elementary School the importance of saving money, participates in Junior Achievement classes, and business education classes at local colleges. We also host an annual shred event, feed poll workers during elections, and participate in many other community events.
“Our bank has been in West Salem for 120 years because of our customers and their preference to do business with people they know and trust,” said CEO Jane Leis. “We believe in providing all the latest banking technology but with the personal service that our customers have been accustomed to. We are proud to have served our customers and community for the past 120 years and look forward to that continued commitment.”
Union State Bank has 19 employees and assets of $110 million. Our directors, officers, and staff want to thank our customers and community for their trust in letting us serve them for the last 120 years with many more years to come!
The bank will celebrate through August with giveaways and refreshments at both West Salem locations!