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Western Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Mission Statement

In 2005, an unusual opportunity occurred in today’s banking industry for Midwest Bank.  That was the opportunity to bring local ownership back to our bank.  The local Board of Directors formed a new holding company known as “Western Illinois Bancshares, Inc.” or “WIBI.”  This was an exciting experience for our board of directors, staff and the community.

WIBI has three main responsibilities: The first one is to our customers.  As we work toward the future, we will continue placing our customers first by offering extraordinary services, innovative products delivered by various technical methods and cutting-edge technology.  The second responsibility is to our staff by providing them opportunities to grow and allowing them to realize their true potential.  We have positioned our team with local, knowledgeable people who take great pride in their service and achievements.  The third responsibility is to our shareholders.  We will strive to enhance our shareholders’ investment through a balance of growth and profitability. 

In the 148 years of our existence, we have never rested on our laurels.  We feel very fortunate to have the trust and support of so many people in the communities we serve.  This is something we don’t take for granted.

We invite you to take a close look at Midwest Bank and our holding company Western Illinois Bancshares, Inc. We are devoted to earning and retaining the respect, confidence and loyalty of our customers, staff and shareholders by maintaining the highest level of integrity, honesty and ethical standards in all aspects of our business banking. 


Board of Directors

Augustin S. Hart III, President Agri-Business
Raymond E Defenbaugh, Vice President Agri-Business
Chairman/President/CEO Big River Resources
Christopher J. Gavin, Secretary/Treasurer  President/CEO, Midwest Bank
Scott T. Champion  CEO OCM, LLC
C. Dean Hennenfent Agri-Business
Mark J. Sexton Attorney at Law
Robert A. Riley Agri-Business


Midwest Bank of Western Illinois Locations

Main Banking Center
200 East Broadway
Monmouth IL 61462

Village Banking Center
106 South Kirk Street
Kirkwood IL 61447

Oquawka Banking Center
Schuyler and Eighth Street
Oquawka IL 61469

Galesburg Banking Center
612 West Main Street
Galesburg IL 61401
Mercer County Banking Center
Mercer County Banking Center
200 Southeast 13th Avenue Court
Aledo IL 61231

 Seminary St
Seminary Street Banking Center
2558 North Seminary Street
Galesburg IL 61401

County Market Banking Center
1120 North Sixth Street
Monmouth IL 61462

 34 rama
Venture Plaza
1150 North 6th St Suite A
Monmouth IL 61462


Voice 24 Telephone Banking
457 - MBWI (6294)
Toll free 877-457-MBWI (6294)

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