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First Midwest is a relationship-based bank, with a focus on our clients’ financial success.


We know the success of your business depends on a deep knowledge of the Milwaukee-area market, strong relationships with trusted partners, and a wealth of good ideas. You should expect the same of your bank.

At First Midwest, we believe in relationship-based banking. We recently acquired Park Bank, a locally-owned community bank based in Milwaukee, that has over 100 years of experience serving the community.

Our Milwaukee-area clients will still get the same personal touch they expect from their local team, but with increased lending capacity and new capabilities, such as Equipment Finance, Specialty Lending, and M&A.

Learn more about our expanded resources for Milwaukee.

Dave Werner

Over 100 Years of Local Leadership

“Our commitment to local leadership and decision making continues with First Midwest Bank. This transition gives our clients greater resources, products and services.”

– Dave P. Werner, former CEO of recently-acquired Park Bank, current Market President of Milwaukee for First Midwest

First Midwest Bank now has:  

  • A 100-year lineage in the Milwaukee area
  • Assets of almost $20B
  • $14.9B in loans and 15.7B in deposits
  • Charitable giving of $2.5MM
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Our Commitment to Our Community

Park Bank had been a proud supporter of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, including support for the restoration of historic Warner Grand Theater. First Midwest will continue that support. We also remain committed to the many local non-profit organizations that Park Bank had supported through its foundation, which was established over 40 years ago. And, many of our Milwaukee-area colleagues are heavily involved in their communities.

Our Thought Leadership

The Power of Curiosity

Passion for what you do has long-lasting benefits. Lynn Sigfred, VP of Commercial Banking, tells the story of one successful local entrepreneur.

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About 80% of companies are exposed to actual or attempted fraud. Kristen Saranteas, Head of Treasury Management, reviews best practices.

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Two of Milwaukee’s long-time small business owners have insights born of experience. Tracy Meeks, VP of Commercial Banking, shares more.

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