Bank Employees Receive Lifetime Service Awards

BELOIT (WIFR) -- Two employees of Gateway Community Bank in Beloit, Jesse Calkins and Ed Hansen, received Lifetime Service Awards from the Community Bankers of Wisconsin at the trade association’s annual meeting in Wisconsin Dells on Sept. 12, 2012.

This year’s award honored a total of 19 individuals who have dedicated over 30, 40 or even 50 years to serving their banks, their customers and their community. Recipients were chosen based on their commitment to the industry and service to their customers and community as well as their positive attitude and personality.

Jesse Calkins, began his career in the financial services industry in 1962, and retired recently as senior vice president. Calkins, along with other local business owners, formed Gateway Community Bank in 2002. He continues to be an active member of the bank’s Board of Directors and serves as the vice president and a director of Gateway Banc Corp., Inc. Calkins is a director of the Beloit Professional Baseball Association, and has served as a volunteer on behalf of the Beloit Library Foundation, Stateline United Way and Beloit Meals on Wheels.

Ed Hansen, the vice president of business banking, began his career in the financial services industry in 1972 joining Gateway Community Bank in 2009.

Hansen has been an active volunteer assisting many public service and professional organizations including the Beloit Jaycees, Rotary Club and the Downtown Beloit Council. He currently serves as a director of the Greater Beloit Development Corporation, Beloit Meals on Wheels, Neighborhood Housing Services of Beloit, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland Council.

Gateway Community Bank has two locations in Beloit and Roscoe, Ill.

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