Upper Peninsula State Bank has ribbon-cutting ceremony

Upper Peninsula State Bank officially opened its Marquette office Wednesday. Among those in attendance were Marquette Mayor Jenna Smith, City Commissioner Jenn Hill, Mayor Pro-tem Cody Mayer and U.P. State Bank CEO and President David Williams. (Journal photo by Brennan White)

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula State Bank held its grand opening in Marquette on Wednesday.

The event featured a bounce house; raffle for a Yeti cooler; free food, including brats, hot dogs and ice cream; and speeches from Marquette Mayor Jenna Smith as well as U.P. State Bank CEO and President David Williams.

This marks the bank’s fourth location in the U.P. The other three are in Iron Mountain, Gladstone and Escanaba.

With no intention to move anywhere outside of the U.P., the bank is sticking to its name.

“We’re relatable, we’re focused solely on the U.P. we are not in lower Michigan, we’re not in Wisconsin, we aren’t anywhere else. We live, work, play here,” Williams said. “When people come in and see us on Monday we might have been doing the very same thing that they were out doing on Sunday.”

The event began with speeches and thank-yous as the “U.P. State Bank family” next celebrated the result of their hard work with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

For the next two weeks, U.P. State Bank will offer double the rate on certificate of deposit accounts for those who open up a checking account with the bank.

Brennan White can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 248. His email address is bwhite@miningjournal.net.


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