Bay Bank: Making impact in Menominee County

Bay Bank’s branch in Keshena is celebrating its first anniversary of making its presence felt in the community and local economy.

Since opening a year ago in Keshena, Bay Bank contributed to Menominee County’s economy by helping hundreds of area residents open new accounts and providing them with personal and business loans. Owned by the Oneida Nation, Bay Bank is the only bank on the Menominee Reservation and in Menominee County.

“Having access to a bank in the community has made a difference for so many people. They can work with someone right here about getting a loan, whether it’s a small business loan or a new car,” said Bay Bank Vice President Nathan King. “Residents benefit from being able to have their bank account right here instead of having to travel elsewhere to gain access to their money.”

Green Bay-based Bay Bank, which is the only tribally owned bank in the state of Wisconsin, provides full-service banking services at the Keshena location with lobby and drive-thru hours Monday-Friday and a self-service Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) available 24/7. 

In addition to its economic impact, Bay Bank supported community initiatives, including youth Little League teams and the College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Cohort program.

The bank is in the same building as the Standing Pines Convenience Store in Keshena. Menominee’s Wolf River Development Company opened the store, gas station and car wash last February adjacent to the Menominee Nation Casino Resort on Highway 47/55.