1st row: Dan Teece-BAMC, Nancy Jacobson-1st Bank, Cheryl Lindquist-1st Bank, Lisa Lyon-1st Bank, Shane Bauer (President 1st Bank cutting ribbon), Deann LaValley-1st Bank, Laurie Edelman-American Heritage Care Center,
The Central St. Croix Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors visited one of our newest members, 1st Bank of Baldwin, on Thursday, May 21, 2015. We held a ribbon cutting and toured the bank, meeting many of the staff and officers, while learning the history and traditions of this long time Baldwin business.
In September 1883, in this thriving community of farmers and lumbermen, James A. Decker and Armstrong Taylor established and incorporated the Bank of Baldwin. A national charter request was granted in October 1911, and with that came a new name – The First National Bank of Baldwin.
Since the nineteenth century, the banking office has been in three locations, all within three blocks of the original site. In February 1997 the first branch office, located in Nilssen’s Foods in Baldwin, Wisconsin, was opened. A charter change in mid-2003 resulted in a new, simplified name: First Bank of Baldwin.
In August of 2007, First Bank of Baldwin expanded its service area to include two additional branches in Spring Valley and Plum City. Today we find a bank advanced in technology, with funding capabilities for industry, housing, and municipal infrastructure while continuing to provide a variety of personal and business banking products and services. Even with these “big bank” features, the First Bank of Baldwin still maintains its small-town pride.
Lost or Stolen Cards
Online Banking & Bill Pay
24 Hour Phone Banking
Mobile Banking App
Visa® Credit Cards
Safe Deposit Box Rental
Personal money orders
Automatic transfers and payments
Account balancing assistance
The Central St. Croix Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting our 7th Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Proceeds from this event will help fund the Scholarship and Back Pack Programs.
You’re invited to come golf with us!
And, there are also several sponsorship opportunities for your business, such as Beverage Cart, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Hole Sponsors.
2015 Sponsorship Opportunities:
BEVERAGE CART $400 Sponsorship This is a highlighted sponsor. Company name and logo will be on the only cart that delivers beverages during the tournament, as well as on the banner, hole sponsor sign, posters and printed materials. This sponsorship also includes registration and dinner for two golfers ($80.00 value).
GOLD $300 Sponsorship Company logo will appear on all printed material, hole sponsor sign, tournament banner, and promotional posters. This sponsorship also includes registration and dinner for two golfers ($80.00 value)
SILVER $200 Sponsorship Company logo will appear on printed material, tournament banner, hole sponsor sign and includes registration and dinner for one golfer ($40.00 value)
BRONZE $100 Sponsorship Company name will appear in printed material and tournament banner.
HOLE Sponsorship $25 Company name will be printed on a sign and placed at a designated hole. Please contact Alina Veenendall if you are interested in sponsoring this event. Deadline to submit info including logo is June 5, 2015.
Please email your company logo to: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5th to make the poster deadline.
The Central St. Croix Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors visited one of our newest members, Drug Test Midwest, LLC, on April 30, 2015.
Now located on Cherry Lane in Roberts, owner Dustin Klanderman needed to open an office because the demand for his service has continued to grow and outgrow is home office.
More and more we see employers testing employees and potential employees for drug and alcohol use through urine tests. Klanderman offers other services as well, including hair follice testing, surface drug detection, instant on-site drug tests and ongoing random drug testing.
Employees using drugs is costing U.S. Businesses over $200 Billion dollars per year. Drug abusing employees:
- Are 3 times more likely to be late
- Are 2.5 times more likely to be absent for eight or more days/ year
- Use 3 times the normal level of sick benefits
- Are 5 times more likely to file workers compensation claims
- Are 3.6 times more likely to be involved in accidents
Drug Test Midwest, LLC also offers pre-employment background checks, landlord rental applicant background checks, and child care employee background checks. These types of searches include credit reports, employment verifications, residency verification, sex offender checks, and reference checks.
This type of testing helps reduce the likelihood of resident skips and evictions, decreases the cost of collections and lost rent, vacancy and resident damage. All of these lead to increased cash flow and less problems.
Klanderman says he works with many different size companies throughout Western Wisconsin. He is willing to travel to their location to conduct on-site training.
Visit the website at: www.drugtestmidwest.com