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Our Story

Our Story

Our Story

Our Story

Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves

We're your friends. We're your neighbors. We're your local Wintrust Community Bank. As part of the larger Wintrust Community Bank family, we were built in this area, for this area. We work hard to be an asset to the people and communities we serve: to get to know you and your needs in order to offer the best banking products and even better service. As a Wintrust Community Bank, we’re proud to invest in and give back to our local area.

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A Simple Beginning

In 1991, Wintrust’s current CEO and one of the company’s founders, Ed Wehmer, set up shop in a northern Chicago suburb with a simple idea: to provide an alternative to the big banks. Now, more than twenty-five years and 150 locations later, we’ve stayed true to that original mission.