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 150 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
|Robert A. Riley,
||Retired John Deere Dealer
|Christopher J. Gavin, Secretary/Treasurer
|Scott T. Champion
|Alice J. Defenbaugh
||Beulah Land Farms, LLC
|Andrew J. Gianulis
||Retired John Deere Executive
|Cristin D. McGrath
|Mark J. Sexton
||Bart Bank Group & Attorney
Midwest Bank of Western Illinois Locations