Horicon Bank acquires former US Bank building
Horicon Bank announced the acquisition of the former US Bank building on the west side of Horicon at 606 Washington Street.
Horicon Bank President Frederick F. Schwertfeger says the location will expand on banking services in the bank’s hometown.
“Our goal is to give customers the option to bank completely from their vehicles,” said Schwertfeger. “We plan to use new technology to accomplish that goal.”
The bank will add an Interactive Teller Machine (or ITM) to its new west side site. An ITM uses touch screen and video technology to offer a virtual version of the in-person banking experience.
“ITMs give customers the opportunity to speak to a banker right through the machine and have more transaction capability than an ATM,” said Schwertfeger. “Customers will be able to talk to a Horicon Banker on the other end of the video, and will receive the same community banking experience they have come to expect from Horicon Bank.”
Plans for the ITM canopy include an ode to Horicon Bank’s hometown high school team featuring a distinct orange and black design. Schwertfeger recently donated $1.25 million to the Horicon School District’s athletic complex. The School District plans to name the football field “Sword Field” after its lead donor.
Horicon Bank is considering additional uses of the building for its bank operations in Horicon, where it has about 100 employees.