We don’t have branches. We have roots… Roots that have been a pillar of the Fox Valley community since BLC Community Bank’s (Bank of Little Chute) founding in 1906.
From an initial capitalization of $15,000 the bank has seen phenomenal growth, surviving through depressions, recessions, and even the challenges that the 2020 pandemic presented. Now, a nearly $325 million dollar asset bank, BLC Community Bank still
operates out of a single branch – part of which includes the original construction – but has expanded it customer base across Wisconsin.
BLC has historically been known as a commercial real estate lender, even in its early days with community growth at the heart of the banks’ service focus. The experienced commercial lending team assists businesses in financing working capital, equipment
and machinery, construction, development, mergers and acquisitions among other business needs. Thanks to a dedicated board of directors made up of local business owners, lending decisions are made not only quickly, but with community growth, success
and stability in mind. The strong performance, prudent lending and community focus have enabled BLC to remain independently and locally owned.
BLC has seen many changes over its 115 years. The bank continues to embrace change and growth and focus on improvement. The addition of products such as online and mobile banking, high yield checking, mobile check deposit, instant issue debit cards, and
competitive rates on mortgage and business lending have allowed them to offer the same products and services of larger financials, while maintaining a high level of customer service.
One thing that hasn’t changed in BLC’s 115-year history of success, the dedication of its employees and the efforts to support the community. Community banking is not only a part of the name, but a core value embraced by its team with volunteer
and fundraising efforts to support various nonprofits throughout the Fox Valley.
BLC Community Bank has proudly served over four generations of individuals, families and businesses in the Heart of the Valley since 1906. Voted Best of the Valley Winner or Finalist “Best Bank” and “Best Mortgage Company” since
BLC’s Mission: To be the preferred Community Bank in the Fox Valley, building strong relationships through superior customer service; exhibiting a culture of integrity, hard work and creativity, while creating customer loyalty, employee satisfaction
and opportunities to give back to our communities we serve.
Board of Directors
Robert A. De Bruin
James E. Geerts
Patrick J. Hietpas
Stephen J. Tramp
Daniel P. Vanden Heuvel
Gary L. Vanden Heuvel
Scott R. Vanden Heuvel
Stephen J. Tramp, President and CEO
Linda S. Blom, VP - Chief Risk Officer/Compliance
Adam M. Lange, VP - Chief Lending Officer
Jeffrey S. Sheffler, VP - Commercial Lending
Andrew N. Bodway, VP - Mortgage Manager
David W. Baker, AVP - Lending
Mel M. Hietpas, AVP - Private Banking
Lori A. Vanevenhoven, AVP - Accounting Manager
Lukas M. VanLankvelt, VP - Chief Credit Officer
Jill M. Skarda, VP - Human Resources
Holly L. DeMain, Branch Manager
Victoria A. Konkle, BSA Officer
Tracy L. Weyenberg - Manager of Deposit Operations
Heather A. Calnin, Director of Marketing
and Business Development