Mission & History

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide complete financial services to our customers. This will include a full range of savings and investment programs, as well as loans to qualified borrowers.

We believe in financial strength. By maintaining and building our financial strength we can do more for our customers, our employees, our shareholders, and our community.

We believe in integrity. The principal measure of our success is not financial but adherence to the highest ethical standards.

Our History

In the fall of 1902, a group of civic-minded and far-sighted citizens met to subscribe for the stock of the Farmers & Merchants Bank.  There were two existing banks in Marinette founded by lumbermen.   This bank's founders thought there was a need for a "peoples bank" that would serve the financial needs of hard-working, ordinary citizens.

Little did they realize that the institution they founded would still be serving this community 100 years later.  Some of our founders were:  J. E. Utke, Charles Reinke, Gus Reinke, Leo Evans, T. C. Miller, John Boren, Charles Feldstein, Samuel Feldstein, F. E. Noyes, and John Dumoulin.

Since 1902, the Farmers & Merchants Bank has been an innovator in the financial services industry.  During periods of financial uncertainty, including the Great Depression, we have remained committed to serving our customers in every capacity.

We serve this area as a contributor to many organizations including the United Way, American Legion Baseball, Special Olympics, and the Hi-Q Program.  Education has always been a central focus of our philanthropic effort.  We provide scholarships to graduating seniors from area high schools to enable them to start their post-secondary education.

We're committed to our customers, our stockholders and to this community.

With your continued support, we'll still be here in another hundred years.