From September 2 to October 10, The Bank of Mauston gave customers the opportunity to win an Apple iPad. To be eligible for the drawing, all individuals needed to do in that time frame was convert their regular monthly statements from paper ones to the electronic version. For each checking and/or savings account that a customer agreed to receive eStatements for, he/she was entered into the drawing for an Apple iPad.
In addition to their entry in the drawing, customers who signed up to receive eStatements now enjoy other benefits, such as:
· free, instant and secure access to bank account statements 24/7 – no more
waiting for paper statements
· protection against identity theft
· improved security with nothing lost in the mail
· time, space and trees saved
· no more paper hassles and the need to destroy statements
Over the six weeks of the promotion, there were over 500 accounts that were converted to eStatements, which means there were more than 500 names entered for the Apple iPad. And in a drawing held on October 10 at The Bank of Mauston’s main bank in Mauston, Rae Ann Olesen of Mauston was picked as the lucky winner!
Employees at The Bank of Mauston would like to congratulate Rae Ann and thank those who participated in the promotion. Now these customers can rest a little easier knowing they have instant, 24/7 access to their account information.
To learn more about internet banking services from The Bank of Mauston, call 608-847-6200.
The Bank of Mauston and Central Insurance Services are excited to announce the addition of Vicki Gay, Commercial Insurance Agent, to its team!
While she may be new to Central Insurance Services, Vicki is no stranger to the insurance industry, bringing a vast background of experience with her. Vicki has worked in the field for the past 20 years, and for ten of those years she operated her own agency in Lake Delton.
Now, Vicki will put that experience to use in providing Central Insurance Services’ commercial clients with answers to all of their insurance needs.
Vicki can write policies for:
- Personal and/or commercial auto
- Workman’s compensation
To learn how Vicki can help you with getting a new insurance policy, making changes to an existing policy and/or filing a claim, give her a call at 608-847-6750, or stop by to see her in the office which is located in the lobby of The Bank of Mauston’s main location on Highway 82 in Mauston. She is also available to meet with customers by appointment at The Bank of Mauston’s locations in Lyndon Station, Necedah, New Lisbon and Wisconsin Dells.
*Central Insurance Services products are not a deposit or other obligation of, or guaranteed by The Bank of Mauston and are not FDIC insured.*
With Americans spending more and saving less, young people often don’t learn valuable personal financial skills that will benefit them throughout life.
Together, educators, bankers and parents can help children build good financial habits from an early age. That’s why The Bank of Mauston was proud to participate in the 17th annual National Teach Children to Save Day.
During the weeks of April 22 & 29, volunteers from The Bank of Mauston visited second grade classes in Mauston, Lyndon Station, Necedah and New Lisbon to read this year’s featured book, ‘The Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense’ by Stan and Jan Berenstain. In addition to reading this book to area students, volunteers from the bank did an activity with each class. The activity taught kids how to count money, make wise financial choices, make a budget, and keep track of their allowance money throughout the week.
The Bank of Mauston also gave students an extra incentive to start saving with the organization. At the end of their presentations, bank employees gave each kid a goody bag. Inside were some fun items, and there was also a certificate to bring back to the bank. With this certificate, if a savings account is opened for the student – at any branch – with a minimum $5 deposit, the child will receive a free ‘cow bank’ to continue his or her good-saving-habits at home. Parents, if you had a second grader who heard the bank’s presentation during the week of April 22 or 29 in either Mauston, Lyndon Station, Necedah or New Lisbon, be sure to check for this certificate, or ask your child about it.
For more information about this incentive, call The Bank of Mauston’s Director of Marketing, Amanda Emery, at 608-847-6200.
Seifried & Brew LLC, a community bank risk management firm, named The Bank of Mauston in its 2012 Top 15th Percentile of Community Banks, which was announced in May. To gain entry into this distinguished ranking, the bank demonstrated exemplary performance of balancing risk and reward based on the organization’s S&B Total Risk/Return Composite Ranking. This is no small feat considering that The Bank of Mauston not only survived the financial crisis but actually thrived. This supports Seifried & Brew’s belief that conservative, traditional community banking is the strength of our financial system.
In S&B’s book, The Art of Capital Planning – The ‘How-To’ Guide, the author’s clearly demonstrate that the difference between the banks that failed and those that survived the financial crisis, or even those that prospered, was each bank’s ability to optimize risk. While the word “optimize” sounds incongruous with the threats of risk, the truth is that community banks make money from managed risk. Those banks ranking in the 2012 S&B Top 15th Percentile of Community Banks – like The Bank of Mauston – epitomize such optimization of managed risk.
From February 18 to April 20, all of The Bank of Mauston’s Juneau County locations (Mauston – Main bank and Downtown branch, Lyndon Station, Necedah and New Lisbon) collected items to be given to Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter (CWNAS). During that time frame, across the five locations, there were 14 ‘dog houses’ filled with donations.
As an added bonus, the bank had pledged to donate $50 to the shelter for every ‘dog house’ filled with supplies. This corresponded to a check for $700 to CWNAS from The Bank of Mauston. In addition, area residents and employees of The Bank of Mauston made monetary contributions that totaled $559, bringing the total of funds raised for CWNAS from the bank’s drive to $1259!
The Bank of Mauston Dells Delton branch also collected items, and these supplies were donated to Sauk County Humane Society. Over the two months of the drive, the branch brought in four dog houses of supplies – which also produced a donation of $200 from the bank.
This drive was a true success and the bank could not have done it without the help and support of generous community members. To these individuals, the bank would like to say thank you – you helped the organization carry out its goal of ‘Helping our community grow!’
Leave behind the stress and worry of paying bills on time by using FREE Online Bill Pay at The Bank of Mauston. Some benefits of this service include:
- paying unlimited monthly bills at no extra cost
- scheduling automatic payments – which means no more lost mail or late fees
- eliminating trips to the post office for mailing payments and/or buying postage
- making safer, simplified and more secure transactions in just a few clicks
- reviewing pending and paid payments in one easy-to-access location
- helping the environment by reducing paper waste
- paying bills is faster and simpler than writing checks
- adding a layer of protection to your account
Do you plan to travel during the winter months?
Did you know that having a debit card from The Bank of Mauston is a safer and more convenient alternative to carrying cash – especially when on vacation?
Using debit cards from The Bank of Mauston provide one of the easiest methods of managing money because they are accepted world-wide at any merchant displaying the Mastercard logo, including automatic teller machines (ATMs) for cash access. However, if you are not comfortable using your personal identification number (PIN) when you are away from home (or on everyday purchases), all you have to do is choose the credit option at the terminal, or ask the cashier to process your sale as credit. The price of the transaction will then be deducted from your checking account – just as it is when you use your PIN.
In addition to being convenient, debit cards are also safer than carrying cash because if your card is ever lost or stolen, you can rest assured that the caring staff members at The Bank of Mauston will work diligently to resolve discrepancies that may arise on your account. You will not be liable for unauthorized purchases if you report your card as lost or stolen as soon as you realize the card is missing.
Whether are traveling overseas or staying closer to home, the staff members at The Bank of Mauston want to ensure that you are financially safe – while still having the convenient access to your money that you have come to expect. You can have both safety and convenience with a debit card from The Bank of Mauston. If you would like more information on how you can sign-up for a debit card, and start prepping for your travel plans today, contact The Bank of Mauston’s Debit Card Manager, Donna Hineline, at 608-847-6200.
During the month of October, The Bank of Mauston made it possible for local women to win gift cards to Festival Foods in Mauston … and make a difference for Cancer Care patients at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston – just by grocery shopping!
In September, Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation held its fifth annual Women’s Night Out. All ladies who attended the event received a special black and pink, free, reusable grocery bag from The Bank of Mauston. These gals were encouraged to keep their bags to use at Festival Foods in Mauston. Each time one of these bags were spotted by a cashier at Festival Foods during the month October, ladies received an entry form to bring back to The Bank of Mauston’s main bank location. The forms gave participants a chance to win gift cards to Festival Foods.
Each Friday in October, bank employees drew one name for a $25 Festival Foods gift card from the entries brought in that week. Then, on November 1, all entry forms received throughout the month of October were combined and one name was drawn for a $100 gift card to Festival Foods.
But, the bank did not only give away gift cards through this special promotion. The Bank of Mauston’s Director of Marketing, Amanda Emery, explains, “In October, the nation observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here at The Bank of Mauston, we wanted to do something to help local efforts in the fight against cancer. So, in addition to giving away gift cards to Festival Foods, the bank also gave $0.50 for every form turned in, to Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation. The funds will be used to provide free wigs, hats and/or scarves to Cancer Care patients receiving treatments in Mauston.”
Emery continued, “The program received a warm response, with one participant even thanking us for supporting local cancer patients. It is a disease that has touched all of us in one form or another, and this is just The Bank of Mauston’s small way of helping out.”
For more information on the products and/or services offered at any of The Bank of Mauston’s six convenient locations, call 608-847-6200. If you would like to know how you can support local Cancer Care patients, please contact Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation Executive Director, Martha Airth-Kindree, at 608-847-1495.
Week #1, October 5 – Roselle Ruetten of Mauston
Week #2, October 12 – Terri Stull of Mauston
Week #3, October 19 – Kristi Kielstrup of Elroy
Week #4, October 26 – Terrilynn Strode of Mauston
Grand prize winner – Mary Britzke of New Lisbon
The Bank of Mauston is excited to introduce Elizabeth (Liz) Anderson as its Consumer Lender. While she may be new to the position, she is not new to the bank – having started work here in 1980 in the Bookkeeping Department.
Most recently you would have recognized Liz if you came in to open a checking or savings account, or applied for a debit and/or credit card. Now, she is ready to help qualify you for consumer and/or personal loans that will fit your specific needs.
When asked about her new position at The Bank of Mauston, Liz had this to say, “Having lived in this community for so long, I have gotten to know many of my customers over the years. I feel as though I was able to help them meet their specific needs – whether that was by opening a new savings account for them or by explaining something about their statement.”
She continued, “Now, I am excited to be able to offer these same customers one more aspect – loans. I will be able to help people purchase things such as that new car, recreational vehicle or snowmobile they have always wanted. I will be able to tailor loans to match my customers’ individual needs – making it possible for me to be more than just a lender, but be your personal lender.”
To learn how Liz can be your personal lender and help you make that purchase you’ve always wanted, call her today at 608-847-6200!
If you have been to any of The Bank of Mauston’s six convenient locations on Fridays, chances are you have seen employees wearing jeans. These team members are those who have decided to participate in a payroll deduction program, and for the third straight year, the benefactor has been Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation.
Due to an overwhelming positive response to this program, bank employees were able to present foundation representatives with a check for $4,100 on October 30. This money will go toward purchasing bedside trays for patients who utilize the Cancer Care Department at Mile Bluff Medical Center.
Speaking on behalf of The Bank of Mauston employees, Director of Marketing, Amanda Emery, stated, “Each year bank employees vote on which local, non-profit organization they would like their automatic payroll deductions to go to. Each year two things continue to come up that are important for our employees: giving back to our local community and supporting cancer patients. We decided what better way for us to accomplish this than by donating our funds to Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation to be used by the Cancer Care Department!?”
For more information on how you can make a donation to Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation, like The Bank of Mauston employees did, please contact Foundation Executive Director, Martha Airth-Kindree, at 608-847-1495.