Cornerstone Community Bank targets July 1 for new Slinger branch opening

By Joe VanDeLaarschot

May 22, 2019

Ben Becker
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SLINGER — Cornerstone Community Bank, based in Grafton, has announced plans to soon open a branch of the bank at 1155 E. Commerce Blvd. in Slinger.

To coincide with the new branch opening. Ben Becker has joined Cornerstone Community Bank as vice president — senior commercial lender.

The new Cornerstone Slinger office has a target opening date of July 1 pending application approval and will be located in the same building that houses Glynn Accounting and Tax Service.

“We have found the recent consolidation in the banking industry has provided opportunity for our community bank in the Washington County marketplace,” said Paul Foy, president of Cornerstone Community Bank. “As a local community bank, we offer services at our other locations in Grafton and Menomonee Falls that we now will be bringing to Washington County. The addition of Ben to the Cornerstone team positions us to service small businesses in our soon-to-be Slinger office, and to give back to Washington County where Ben grew up, continues to be involved and has worked for the past nine years.”

Becker comes to Cornerstone with over 16 years of commercial lending experience as a community banker. Becker is involved in several community organizations including the Slinger-Allenton Rotary Club, Economic Development/ Washington County, Medical Center Foundation of Hartford, the ALS Association — both the Wisconsin Chapter and National Organization, and Lannon Stonemen Youth Baseball.

Becker will join Vice President — Senior Commercial Lender Chris Zirbes, along with lenders Todd Novotny and Chris Boucher, and will be based out of Slinger.

Together they will work to grow Cornerstone’s portfolio of commercial real estate and business loans.

Becker will be assisted by Business Support Specialist Rose Metke, who also has joined Cornerstone and brings over 40 years of experience working with commercial clients.

Founded in 1990, Cornerstone Community Bank is an independent, family owned and operated bank, serving small businesses and individuals with a full array of banking services. Cornerstone Community Bank has locations in Grafton and Menomonee Falls.