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Interview with WaterStone – BizStarts Featured Sponsor

BizStarts is excited to honor WaterStone as our November 2016 Featured Sponsor.

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What is your organization’s background?

WaterStone is a community bank that offers a full suite of personal and business banking products. Our mission is to serve our community by providing an unparalleled banking experience for our customers, excellent advancement opportunities for our employees, and outstanding value for our shareholders. As a company, we emphasize work-life balance among our employees and give back to the community in a variety of ways through our active charitable foundation and employee volunteerism.

What product/service does your organization provide?

Checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, Certificates of Deposit, home equity lines of credit, business checking and savings accounts, business loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate loans, home mortgages, and much more.

What challenges has your organization experienced during its history, and how did you overcome them?

As a community bank, we are challenged during difficult economic times as well as in times of growth. We overcome perennial challenges by working together with our staff and our community partners to act in a prudent and fiscally responsible manner. We’ve succeeded in maintaining our strength as a financial institution for more than 95 years.

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What has been the most rewarding about being part of your organization?

At WaterStone our strong commitment to the communities we serve, along with our family-friendly and family-like work environment, make it a pleasure for many of us be a part of this organization.

What are your goals for 2016? How do you plan on achieving your goals?

Our goal is to continue to grow steadily and organically while continuing to offer top-notch financial services and stellar customer service.

What awards or honors have you or your company received?

For seven consecutive years, WaterStone Bank has been awarded the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Workplaces honor. Several of our branches in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties have received awards as well for their commitment to the local communities they serve.

Have you or your company been featured in any media articles in the past 12 months? Please list name or article link.

http://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2016/10/28/waterstone-financial-posts-record-quarter/92897802

https://www.biztimes.com/2016/10/31/waterstone-financial-soars-on-mortgage-banking-income

http://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2016/10/07/waterstone-bank-support-brings-back-air-show/91729596

http://fox6now.com/2016/09/21/honored-to-sponsor-the-return-waterstone-bank-to-bring-milwaukee-air-water-show-back-in-2017

http://fox6now.com/2016/01/21/waterstone-bank-community-day-free-skate-rentals-at-slice-of-ice-in-red-arrow-park

https://www.biztimes.com/2016/09/28/popsicle-maker-petes-pops-wins-near-west-side-partners-startup-competition

http://archive.wauwatosanow.com/news/wauwatosa-businesses-step-up-to-fund-baseball-fields-at-center-street-park-b99666163z1-368305301.html

http://fox6now.com/2015/12/21/strangers-step-up-after-vehicle-stolen-young-girls-wheelchair-inside-theres-good-people-out-there

Press releases can be found HERE

 

Is there anything else about your organization you would like to share to entrepreneurs?

Community Banks like WaterStone are a great resource for entrepreneurs. At WaterStone, our experienced branch staff and business lenders can provide invaluable financial guidance to entrepreneurs working to get their businesses off the ground.

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Congratulations to our November 2016 Featured Sponsor, WaterStone! If your organization is interested in being a BizStarts Sponsor, visit this page. Thanks!!

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