It’s About More Than Transactions. It’s about relationships.

At Pillar Bank, we are a trusted and caring local partner committed to providing the guidance and resources for you to thrive.

We’re not an impersonal corporate bank with lots of red tape. We’re a well-established local bank that gets to know our customers and does what is right.

Our Values

  • Independence. We make local decisions that benefit the people who live and work in our community.
  • Care. We proactively listen and respond to the needs of our customers, employees, and community.
  • Effort. We go out of our way to provide advice, education, and solutions that are pathways to success.
  • Growth. We are passionate about evolving and developing as individuals and a community.
  • Connection. We aim to positively impact those around us by showing up and giving back.
  • Trust. We uphold the highest standards of honesty, integrity, confidentiality, and security.


So, no matter your financial goals or needs, we are here to help you live a more vibrant and successful life. This is Local Banking Done Right.

Our History

September 1883

James A. Decker and Armstrong Taylor established and incorporated the Bank of Baldwin in a thriving community of farmers and lumbermen.

October 1911

A national charter request was granted and with that came a new name – The First National Bank of Baldwin.

February 1997

The first branch office was opened in Nilssen’s Foods in Baldwin, WI.

Mid 2003

A new, simplified name: First Bank of Baldwin.

August 2007

First Bank of Baldwin expanded its service area to include two additional branches in Spring Valley and Plum City.

December 2015

Nilssen’s Foods location was closed due to modern technology and a decreasing need for another bank in the community.

July 2018

First Bank of Baldwin opened a branch in Balsam Lake, WI.

April 2019

First Bank of Baldwin opened its first Loan Production Office in Chippewa Falls, WI.

October 2021

First Bank of Baldwin opened a branch in Clear Lake, WI.

February 2023

First Bank of Baldwin changed its name to Pillar Bank to recognize its rich history and be inclusive of the variety of communities and individuals they serve.

March 2023

Pillar Bank opened its retail bank in Chippewa Falls, WI.

Pillar Bank will continue to be a trusted partner in your success.
It’s Local Banking Done Right.