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First State Bank Construction Begins
New London, WI – First State Bank held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new corporate headquarters in downtown New London on Tuesday. The bank’s new, two-story office will be located at 220 W. Waupaca Street and will combine lobby, drive-up, and local operations into one convenient location.
In his remarks, president and CEO, Bob Van Asten, said, “This new office is a symbol of First State Bank’s growth and our commitment to the New London community, our customers, and employees.”
New London city administrator, Chad Hoerth, also remarked, “The development of First State Bank’s new building and renewal of this organization’s commitment to the community goes way beyond simply improving services for bank customers. It shows their promise towards improving lives, promoting economic development growth, and making New London a great community to be a part of.”
Site work for the bank’s new office begins the week of January 3. “We intend to maintain drive-up services as much as possible throughout construction,” says bank CFO and project manager, Randy Zietlow. “Due to the extent of activity in this area, we encourage customers to use our main bank lobby whenever possible. We truly appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience during the project.”
The footprint of the new building overlaps with the bank’s current drive-up facility therefore the north half of the structure will be demolished in the coming weeks. Two drive-up lanes will remain open throughout most of the project. The bank’s ATM has already been relocated to the W. North Water Street entrance of the main bank lobby.
First State Bank expects its new office to open in late 2023, after which its building on North Water Street will be donated for the New London Public Library expansion. Keller, Inc. is the design/build general contractor for the project.
Lemke Named Next Leader of First State Bank
New London, WI – First State Bank chief executive officer, Bob Van Asten, announced Matthew R. Lemke has been named president of First State Bank. Lemke succeeds Van Asten who is retiring on March 31 of this year.
“Matt’s extensive experience in bank operations and visionary leadership style will help shape First State Bank’s culture and continued commitment to providing fantastic experiences for our customers and communities,” commented Van Asten.
Lemke began his banking career in 2004 as a personal banker at JP Morgan Chase in Appleton. He advanced his banking knowledge and leadership skills in his roles as senior branch manager at Associated Bank in Appleton from 2005 to 2010, and as director of retail/market manager for Baylake Bank’s Green Bay and Central Wisconsin branches from 2010 to 2016. Lemke joined Investors Community Bank in Manitowoc in 2016 where he served as senior vice president of banking services before his promotion to executive vice president – chief retail and deposit officer in 2021. Most recently, Lemke has been the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Bristol Morgan Bank in Oakfield.
“First State Bank has a long history of serving its customers, communities, and employees. I am excited to join an outstanding team and look forward to carrying on that dedication to delivering a meaningful community banking experience.” said Lemke.
Lemke joins First State Bank’s staff on January 9 and will be elected to First State Bank’s board of directors on January 23. Van Asten will continue in his role as CEO until his retirement, after which Lemke will become president and CEO.
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