Thanks for helping us celebrate
our bank's 109th anniversary on
Friday December 02, 2011. (As one of our customer puts it
"Cookies, Coffee and Calendars.") Indeed it
was. Coffee was served along with our famous homemade
cookies and treats and of course, calendars were given out by the
All three locations participated in
1644 Ludington St, Marinette
2811 Roosevelt Rd, Marinette
114 S Hwy 141, Crivitz
Thanks again for joining us in celebrating
our 109th anniversary.
Halloween at The Bank 10/31/11
Pictures by Donn Williams
And... 10/27/11 Downtown Halloween pics...
||Brenda - Customer Service Rep -
Devil & Tammy - Loan Doc Review - Angel
||Mindy Campbell (Ernie) - Loan
Processor, Eric - (Burt)
Krista & Deanna -Spider Princesses, Courtney -
and Collin - Dinosaur
||Nancy Lemery's Grankids:
Adam - GB FB Player, Kelsey - Prom Queen, Wyatt -
Ninja, Chloe - Rapunzel and Megan - Witch
Asst VP/Asst Cashier
and Brady & Andrew
Waterfront Festival Parade Float
Pictures by Cindy Goldsmith &
Float by Tammy Billock & Tom Behnke
Truck/Driver Lloyd Cook
Float Crew in pictures below:
A J Behnke, Jacob & Tammy Billock,
Laura Boogie, Richie DePaoli, Brenda Gertz,
Tranden Glover, Kendell Klatt, Landen &
Marguerite Lozier & Lisa Thorsen
Tom Maxwell, President of the
Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust speaking to stockholders at their
annual meeting. Story & Picture by
Donn Williams - Director of Marketing
News about the local
economy has been a mix of good and bad, Farmers & Merchants Bank &
Trust President Tom Maxwell told the bank’s stockholders during
the annual meeting of F&M Bankshares Inc., Tuesday, Feb. 8.
Maxwell said the best news the community has received was the
announcement by the Navy, Dec. 29, that Lockheed Martin and
Marinette Marine have been awarded a multi-million dollar contract
to build 10 more Littoral Combat Ships.
“The Lockheed Martin team received a $491 million contract that could be
worth as much as $4 billion when all options are exercised,”
Maxwell said. “Right now there are about 850 employees at
Marinette Marine. This contract should add up to 1,000 jobs
locally. Hiring would start late this summer with about 45
(people) hired each month.”
In addition, at least 250 subcontractors in the area will be involved in
the project and they too will be adding jobs.
“This is the most significant economic news in years,” Maxwell added. “It
will not only create jobs, but increase retail sales, increase
home values, increase school enrollment, and generate additional
tax revenue for state and local governments.”
Maxwell cited other recent job growth in the community.
· Waupaca Foundry, one
of Marinette’s major employers, has seen an increase in orders and
as a result hired about 120 new employees. The workforce there now
has grown to 725.
· Nu Vu Food Service
Systems in Menominee, which manufactures ovens nationally for
Subway, has announced it will be hiring to fill new jobs that have
· Anchor Coupling, a
major Menominee employer, has also hired additional workers.
· And work continues on
Ansul’s Engineering Center for Excellence at the company’s test
The most discouraging economic news is that some local industries are
struggling with layoffs and shortened work weeks for employees.
Maxwell is looking ahead to the remainder of 2011 with “cautious
optimism.” “We’re still in a recession with high unemployment and
a depressed housing market - we’re not out of the woods yet,” he
concluded. “The Marinette Marine contract – while it’s fantastic
news – it’s going to take a while for the benefits to be felt,
probably the better part of a year before we see any affects from
Crivitz 4th of July Float.
Donn Williams - Director of Marketing
Pictures by Cheryl Maxwell
This float entitled "The Priceless
Check Written by our Military Heroes," designed and
constructed by employees from Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust's
Crivitz Branch, appeared in the Crivitz Fourth of July Parade. The
float was awarded third place in judging conducted by the Crivitz
The Marine in the float photo is
Sergeant (Sgt.) Nicholas C. Johnsen
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