From left, Dane Checolinski (EDFP, Sheboygan County
Economic Development), Anthony Jovanovich (Board of
Directors with Commerce State Bank, retired chief
executive officer and chairman community bank and
trust), Joel Sandee (market president, Commerce State
Bank), Tom Brickley (vice president commercial lending,
Commerce State Bank), Steven Schmitt (president of Jos.
Schmitt Construction), Paul Richter (AIA, project
architect of Zimmerman Architectural Studios), Mike
Vandersteen (Sheboygan mayor), Joe Fazio (chief
executive officer, co-founder of Commerce State Bank),
Dave Borchardt (chief operating officer, chief financial
officer, co-founder of Commerce State Bank), State Rep.
Terry Katsma, Reed Schmitt (executive vice president,
chief financial officer of Jos. Schmitt Construction),
Betsy Alles (executive director, Sheboygan County
Chamber of Commerce), Wendy Conto (vice president
mortgage lending, Commerce State Bank), Eric Hesselink
(vice president commercial lending, Commerce State Bank)
and Darrell Hofland (Sheboygan Administrator) pose for a
photo after breaking ground on a Commerce State Office
location Aug. 22 in Sheboygan.
Commerce State Bank broke
ground Aug. 22 for an office at the corner
of Kohler Memorial Drive and North 23rd
Street in Sheboygan, the company said.
In a news release, the West
Bend-based company said the new location
will be open next summer.
“The city of Sheboygan
welcomes Commerce State Bank’s latest
investment in the community,” said Darrell
Hofland, Sheboygan city administrator, in
the release. “The new office on Kohler
Memorial Drive positions the bank at the
gateway to our community, a location that
will benefit both Commerce State Bank and
the city of Sheboygan.”
Joe Fazio, CEO and cofounder
of Commerce State Bank, added, “We hired the
best local banking talent in Sheboygan area
and with this new building, they will be in
the best banking facility in the county. We
will continue investing in the local
Opened in August 2005,
Commerce State Bank is a full-service state
chartered bank with additional offices in
Cedarburg and Elm Grove.
“Today, the bank has total
assets of $535 million, making it the
38th-largest bank in the state of
Wisconsin,” the release said.