Celebrating 135 Years!
Baylake Bank is very pleased to have been serving the families
and businesses of our communities since 1876! It was in 1876
that the State Bank of Kewaunee was chartered, with the Bank of
Sturgeon Bay becoming a chartered bank in 1889. The two served
their communities side-by-side until 1994, when the Bank of
Sturgeon Bay’s eight Door County locations and the State Bank of
Kewaunee’s four locations merged under the Baylake Bank name.
Since that time, we have added locations in Green Bay and
central Wisconsin, online banking has become hugely popular, and
our asset size has grown to more than $1 billion. What hasn’t
changed in the least is that we continue to live & work here,
and to support our communities through financial contributions
and volunteer support.
At Baylake Bank, that means a very wide extent of interests and
organizations are recipients of our support. With 300+ employees
and 27 financial center locations, we have representation on
local economic development boards, town historic committees,
library boards, performing arts groups, and much, much more. As
a financial institution, we know it helps keep us connected with
the wide range of individuals and organizations which we are
interdependent upon for success, both today and into the future.
We can all be proud to live in an area that is rich in
individuals and organizations who have worked hard to seek
solutions before potential issues become problems. We strive to
be proactive in making this a healthy and prosperous environment
for ourselves and our families.
135 Years Ago When We Opened Our Doors …
The world's first registered trademark symbol is
established (England’s Bass Brewery registered their “Red
Triangle” as trademark number 1).
Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an
invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).
Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer published
Colorado is admitted as 38th U.S. state
Jesse James & the James-Younger Gang attempt to rob the
town bank in Northfield, Minnesota, but are surrounded by an
angry mob and nearly wiped out
Heinz Tomato Ketchup introduced
Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston,
Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York,
Philadelphia, St Louis
Johns Hopkins University opens
“Transcontinental Express” train arrives in San
Francisco, California, via First Transcontinental Railroad 83
hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City.
Custer & the 7th Cavalry wiped out by Sioux & Cheyenne at
Little Big Horn.
1st carpet sweeper patented by Melville Bissell of Grand
Johannes Brahms' first symphony premieres