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Peoples Brings Our Style of Community Banking to Waukesha

Friendly Service, Local Decisions, Community Support


Peoples State Bank is excited to celebrate Sunset Bank & Savings officially transitioning to Peoples State Bank – Waukesha as of Monday, June 14, as we welcome their customers into our fold. Now that the acquisition is complete, the bank’s customers will see enhancements in their banking options.

Responsive local decision-making teamed with friendly staff who are focused on supporting our customers and communities. It’s the perfect combination that Peoples State Bank – Waukesha brings to this southeast Wisconsin city. And with a second full-service bank now open in the western part of greater Milwaukee, customers will have the convenience of banking at our Waukesha or West Allis locations.

Customers will have expanded product offerings and upgraded digital banking platforms. Our personal and business customers will see a wide range of deposit and loan products to serve their needs better. Our digital banking platform includes the Bank Peoples app so customers can stay connected to their finances no matter where or when they need access.

As a bank with more than a billion in assets, Peoples has the financial backing to work with more extensive and diverse customers. Peoples began in 1962 by business leaders in Wausau, so standing tall with businesses has always been an essential part of the bank’s efforts.

So too is the bank’s commitment to supporting the local community. Peoples takes great pride in helping non-profits, schools, and civic organizations create better communities. We emphasize volunteering with our employees and offer them 20 hours per year to take time off to volunteer for their favorite non-profit, school, or civic organization! Our staff members are excited to offer their time and talent to a myriad of Waukesha area groups.

What won’t change is the dedication to customer service, which had long been a staple at Sunset Bank & Savings. Friendly, familiar bankers will continue greeting Peoples customers with a warm smile, friendly wave, and happy greeting. Peoples State Bank’s emphasis on providing a great customer experience fits perfectly in Waukesha.

Waukesha Market President Chadd M. Frank and Branch Manager Nicole Hagen will lead the Peoples State Bank – Waukesha team.

Chadd joined Peoples after a long career at another Waukesha financial institution. “The management and staff at Peoples are truly interested in their customers and communities, which reminds me a lot of the style of banking that my father—who was a long-time bank president in Waukesha—instilled in me,” said Frank. I’m confident in Chadd’s knowledge of Waukesha, the banking industry, and his desire to help Peoples continue to grow.

Nicole is well-known to our Waukesha customers and has led the bank’s retail team for many years. “Right from the first meeting with Peoples staff members, I knew their warm and inviting attitude would be a great fit for our customers,” said Hagen. “I’m excited and encouraged by the positive vibes from Peoples and know our customers will share in that excitement.”

Peoples State Bank truly believes in seeing the potential in southeast Wisconsin. In just five short years, Peoples’ southeast Wisconsin team has grown from one employee—me—working with a laptop out of the back of my car to 30 employees, two full-service bank locations, a loan production office, and a quarter of a billion dollars in assets.

It’s been a fantastic ride, and we’re just getting started!

Jeff Musa
Regional President, Southeast Wisconsin
Regional President leading the Southeastern WI market as the head of all business lines locally. My role was created to enter the Milwaukee market from our historic foot print in northern Wisconsin. My daily focus is working with business clients of all sizes. Working in small business and commercial-middle market relationship management. We are known as the common sense lender who cares for our clients as we look to find ways to improve their business and personal lives daily.

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