American National Bank celebrates 25 years

American National

When American National Bank Fox Cities opened for business on June 14, 1993, they knew they had something truly special to offer. Seeing that small businesses in the Fox Cities were being under-serviced by large banks, American National Bank (ANB) Fox Cities set out to carve themselves a niche: a small, local bank to support small, local businesses.

The growth continued in 1997 with ANB being ranked the fourth fastest-growing community bank in the country. In 2001, the bank was renovated, adding a second story and a full basement to the original structure, quadrupling the bank’s size. The bank has grown its operations while maintaining a loyal customer base — providing all its customers with top-notch banking and exceptional personal service. The vision of John Hennessy, the bank’s first president, still rings true today: The bank’s success depends entirely on how well its employees serve customers.

Over the past 25 years, two things have remained constant. First, ANB continually strives to meet the need for customized financial solutions. The second is that ANB’s best attribute has always been its people. The bank is staffed by a group of experienced and thoughtful banking professionals who have come together over the years to become more like a family. Many of the employees have been with ANB for 10 years or more.

Whether it’s a young entrepreneur or a company looking to expand, ANB makes the time to get to know a business by spending time with the owner, taking a tour of its premises, learning about its industry and demonstrating a genuine interest in its success. Due to the growth of ANB over the years, the bank can help finance businesses ranging from the smallest to those with multimillion-dollar needs. ANB is also recognized as an SBA Preferred Lender.

“We are filled with pride at what American National Bank Fox Cities has achieved and all that we have accomplished with our customers during 25 years in business,” says Paul Northway, ANB’s newly appointed CEO. “Our success is a clear validation of our founders’ desire to champion small business. As we celebrate the past, we look forward to an exciting future and thank our customers and employees for their continued support and unwavering commitment.”

ANB is acutely focused on the prosperity of businesses in Northeast Wisconsin. Its local decision-making model allows the business banking team to be more flexible and responsive to customers’ needs. It has proven to be an invaluable partner to small businesses — not only by helping them to borrow funds, but also working with them to plan for the future.

Exceptional customer service is the cornerstone of its business. ANB is proud of its commitment to helping small businesses and the continuation of its original mission to serve customers with superior professionalism and unsurpassed responsiveness. As a small business itself, ANB recognizes that a vibrant community benefits everyone now, and for decades to come.

2200 North Richmond St.
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 739-1040

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