Quarterly Enewsletter
Issue No. 3|December 2010

2011 Leisure Club Events

January 19 - Meyer Theater - They're back! The lovable, laughable Church Basement Ladies are back to entertain us again with Church Basement Ladies II, A Second Helping.  We will start out our day at the Titletown Brewery with a hot meal and then onto the show! all seats full

April 20 - Tours at The Hat Creek Candle Co., Berres Brothers Coffee, and Calico Cottage/Rock River Winery, Watertown, WI, register

June 8 - Thunder Valley Inn Farm, Wisconsin Dells, WI register

June 29 - Annual Intercity State Bank Picnic at the VFW

August 10 - Alma, WI, details to follow

September 28 - "Fun On The Fox" package, a cruise and dinner on the Foxy Lady, and a performance of "St. Mary's Roller Rink" at the Meyer Theatre, Green Bay, WI

December - A Christmas Show to be determined, and the Annual Intercity State Bank Christmas Party at the Holiday Inn

Dates are tentative and more details about these trips will be posted to the website in the coming months.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! May your season be bright with time spent enjoying family and friends.  I encourage you to get outside and take advantage of the many quality winter recreational activities our area provides.  I personally took up downhill skiing again, after a 30-year dormancy, and totally relish spending a winter day or evening at Granite Peak.  I find the time spent on the chair lift is a great opportunity to talk with my children and catch up on life!  

While our nation and community still suffer from a challenging economic environment, people are discovering the true value of a community banking relationship.  Even while processing a huge volume of mortgages this summer, we provided a level of competency, competitiveness, accountability and customer care that was unmatched by the shifting sands of a big bank.  We are honored to be your bank and thankful for your trust.  Here's to a healthy and prosperous 2011! 

Randy Balk, President
Intercity State Bank

Short On Cash this Christmas?
Christmas gift

We can help make your Christmas financing a breeze next year!  Join our Christmas Club and stash your cash throughout the year.  Here's an example of how it works:

1. You can open a Christmas Club savings account anytime throughout the year. 

2. Periodically throughout the year, you deposit cash or automatically transfer funds into your Christmas Club account. Your money earns interest that is posted to the account at maturity.

3. Pay out of the account is automatic to any account with Intercity State Bank in mid October.


Why do the Christmas Club?  It is an easy way to organize your money and budget for Christmas shopping.  You don't see it in your regular account (so you are less likely to spend it before you need it for Christmas) and it earns interest while sitting there (unlike the money you stash in the cookie jar).  Contact one of our personal bankers today to learn more: 715.359.4231.

Staff Spotlight
Sean Strahota
Sean StrahotaAs Assistant Vice President, Sean Strahota specializes in business financing and electronic banking for businesses.  For Sean, the most rewarding aspect of his job as a lender is building relationships. He enjoys working closely with his business customers to develop a comprehensive financial plan that serves both their financing and business banking needs.

Sean grew up in Markesan, WI. After graduating from Markesan High School, Sean received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Managerial Accounting and Business Administration from UW-Stevens Point.  He has been working in Wausau since 1999. 

Sean was recently awarded Optimist of the Year by the Everest Area Optimist Club.   Having been involved with the club since 2003 and serving on the board since 2007, Sean has enjoyed seeing young people develop leadership skills and learn about what they like to do to impact their community.

When Sean is not banking or volunteering in the community, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, watching the Packers or reading.