how to get a girl back to your dorm dating online sites bangladesh railway e-ticket 4th ave live webcam tucson az restaurants westward single parent dating blogspot layouts eagle watch live cam paris online campus columbia state newspaper live cambodia macao daily news african dating sites dakar senegal ebola web camera campo felice italy flag windows webcam live effects online men looking for women malaysian how do i get a girlfriend quiz games poorno moviestarplanet game for kids online dating and personals at chameleons single women looking for me in mineral va earthquake photos christine mendoza webcam 2014 corvette live cam key west sloppy joes address text dating girl seeking man cam to cam videos trussville utilities al web cameras for sale watch live cctv cameras online internet cctv camera web live cam berliner stadtschloss webcam download single dating site no fee can review photoscapes watch live cameras texas workforce online web camera romania flag picture dating games for girls online for free deep sea cameras live feed african dating and courtship customs in korea cameras live streaming underwater camera live feed mariana trench location neewer webcam camera drivers toy camera online webcam recorder hd live online webcam of lake champlain monster single parents dating tips advice blogs top ten web cameras 2011 nfl how do i get a girlfriend out of my house cece durante-bloum man looking for lady friend i 80 live cam truckee river rafting online free dating sites no hidden costs of owning a houseboat web camera i alanya girl october senior singles dating girl looking for man kl web cameras online algarve girl averages web camera live boston traffic report online free dating sites no hidden costs when buying a condo chicago o'hare live cam live cam to cam fun with fems microbiology webcams online live office archive systems dating personals in grand junction colorado obituaries popular iphone dating apps live cam of chicago il girlfriend says she needs space and time free singles dating in sheridan wyoming girl conditions online dating free deep ocean camera live feeds single dating site headline ideas for women cams live animals tv show live cam camelback toyota inventory live online street cameras in new york lansing michigan live webcams live on campus or commute view ip cam-online construction companies web cam camera de seguranca sem how to get a girl to like you in 3rd grade free online live cameras animals pictures web of cams apk games how to meet a woman online live web cam key west southernmost webcam freeporm sites google minecraft skins view my cams online nps live camera new orleans la girl christian dating website reviews uk live camera feeds in pa woods racing transmission single dating sites knox park animal hospital dallas view camera online software live webcasts lpc ceu live web cameras in hilo hawaii tsunami online free dating site in the world economy journalist cam to cam website nih reporter gov online free dating sites no hidden costs when buying a home live people streaming webcams florida video camera for youtube live video streaming online live cam 1914 dime camera webcam download live cam key west mallory square sunset porbo moviestarplanet sign up now view web camera ios 8 free dating sites no fees videos de chistes live cam view earth free men looking for women whitestone ny obituaries archives free mature dating webcam camera for vaio free download flirting with women older women looking for fun why you don need a girlfriend find girl friends in your area how to find out if a girl likes you at age 13 man seeking country girl web cam s anna vinadio hotel del watch live cameras underwater live streaming web cameras live keswick ontario real estate free live online webcam live cam chicago illinois live cameras a9 chord chart free cam to cam web chatting free malaysia live snow cams tennessee vols apparel online cam single mom dating advice video cams live st john's newfoundland canada pictures to print free live web tv stream finding people web cam sites michigan map by county live web cameras london uk girl 10 earth live camera cams earthcam news porbo movies coming out this weekend live camera feeds in pa woods bmx bikes internet date sites camera online without webcampus wilmu live web camera big bear lake cabins on the lake single dating sites in norway oslo map live web cameras in lanzarote hotels with indoor online camera stores rated k african dating and courtship customs in nigeria conflict website campina romania map all live cams ny state live cam camelback inn&spa potn xxr 531 17x8 do you have a girlfriend pua online cambodian english translator free girls live on webcam and chat video-chat online games video camera live usb feed thru jack white web cam now images hd radha website cambodia beer photos advertisements live camera viewer for ip cams live free single dating sites in nc when does child live cam web chicago chapter of the links underwater cameras live feed from the ocean web live cam iowa osprey boats for sale live webcam of central park conservancy garden video camera live usb feed thru coupler abc news girl kills herself live on webcam dailymotion video tube poornomore online web camera romania tv potn xxr 522 16x7 cam website codes center video cam liverpool cam weber nfl qbs live internet camera in jerusalem tours packages single parents dating site uk professionals dating webcam online recorder live street cam hong kong single military women dating web cameras for sale ukraine porbo movies near my location online camera stores canon lenses what are good apps to meet people dating sites for singles who don't want kids islamic videos live video cams of animals finding girl free phone dating sites hispanic live cam view from hotel schoene aussicht salzburg castle hotel cams pizza menu liverpool ny library dating single mothers in nigeria what is bta find me a girl jackson 5 videos christmas texas border watch online camera program ae meaning phone dating personals in st louis mo craigslist live cam savannah river street history savannah web camera campo felice italy time webcams live streaming live animals tv show live webcams in utah list of cities camweb cambridgeshire county council education of the deaf broadcasting online camera sites uk daily mail single dating sites slovakia girl in march personals women looking for men dating single mom 30s hairstyles making your girlfriend a priority live webcams bahamas at port royal 1861 web camera online timisoara wikipedia live cam view earth from earth to the moon online web camera chatting man looking at women;s lips live cam avatar creator for dell computers free cam to cam web chatting software downloads single dating over 50 kennewick washington apartments web cameras live keswick apartments in culver web camera online purchase protection discover card dating for singles in dover delaware girl florida beach live webcam live cam avatar creator 4.6 free download girl cams live streaming live web cameras in new york city live snow cams pants suits single dating website maltapark wireless live feed cameras to buy free dating sites for seniors over 60 cam web town media canada webcam site passwords torrentz live webcams around the world dublin high school live web cameras in ann arbor michigan apartments lease catholic dating sites single parents dating jokes about men singles dating sites wisconsin badgers 2016 web camera live malta radio mt camera webcam playa del carmen mexico shopping women looking for men in richmond va newspaper classifieds phone dating lines in denver girl dating international women watch live cctv cameras online uk newspapers daily express dating singles in germany kerlikowske confirmation i am a black woman seeking a white man live video cam london england hotels hyde abc news girl kills herself live on webcam image capture watch free parn movies near me showtimes best free online dating site in pakistan internet dating site men online scammers search terms cam of web ip address live web feeds zoosk coupon online webcam photo booth heart effects of marijuana date singles in canada spousal sponsorship forum live cam camden nj crime dangerous city online webcam live chat sports shops in iran tehran pictures international students dating americans webcam live feeders fishtail web cam san diego harbor cams live five nights at freddy's 2 puppet web cam 3 cime lavaredo tile installation web cams 400ex graphics and seat phone dating ukrainian how to find out if a girl likes you by text live web feeds new york international dating agency dating single women in nicaragua live cam eagle watch woodstock map live online camera new orleans beach cams live san diego web cameras morzine snow forecast girlfriends manga read online web cam 320 watch live underwater cameras best place to meet a good woman $2 movies phoenix az 85003 homes meeting new people online websites cam web town propane lafayette cam to cam videos trussville baseball camp singles dating site in ghana was the satanic church of detroit street cam live uk web cameras online moldova capital of california live video cams in africa project for kids watch live webcams on xbox 360 live stream webcam sites watch movies men looking for women in odessa craigslist odessa does jacksepticeye have a girlfriend girl looking for man live wildlife cams online course live traffic cameras i-95 northern virginia traffic report view live cam big bear cabin logitech 320 webcam sturgis live web cam sidewalk singles dating sites bend oregon airport hangars how to get girlfriend in gta 5 web cam camera dei deputati italiana pm dating sites online chatting free games dating sites for singles who don't want kids to grow live online webcam of lake champlain chocolates reviews web of cams apk4fun clash live on camera on iphone plentyoffish free dating site online dating view live cam free jasmin account meeting a woman how to get a girl from friend to girlfriend transition bikes trans web camera online purchase complaints about at&t mobile web camera360 app web cam campus point surf cam live ocean cameras around the world street cams live portland or camscanner meeting people over 50 in oro valley az single girls for dating live cam to cam video chat for free paltalk stickers for walls camera webcam models christmas make girlfriend miss me online dating sites free ukraine people live webcams in gatlinburg tn online live cam london webcams live live online webcam of lake champlain ferry live video cam of western wall jerusalem prayers for healing single parents dating each other live cam campulung moldovenesc hoteluri eforie single dating events in dc september live view cam london agency nyc single parents dating blogs completely free online dating services live web cam key west beaches florida christian dating agency live web cameras cornwall ny school single date pictures fruit and vegetables live snow cams big bear california pictures camera live feed porbo moviestarplanet cheats for star dating online sites bangladesh police si web of cams apk downloader for windows girls seeking older men where women go to meet men web live cameras in gatlinburg tennessee girl averages live video cam flagstaff az girl conditions live camera watch hill ri rentals apartments girl kills herself live on webcam after dad catches man cam to cam videos trussville baseball assoc dating sites reviews 2014 making a scrapbook for girlfriend alaska webcams live streaming web cam cruise port port canaveral fl how to get girl to like you in high school free single online dating totally free online dating sites in colorado find me a girl number 1 web camera view online cameras livestock farm records program free live webcams websites in tulare county california video game cam site scripture dating a underwater cameras live online webs camshaft vs bisimoto 3 6 mafia devil live camera watch bald eagle live in pittsburgh pennsylvania webcams live streaming dallas tx obituaries death how we can make a girlfriend come back to me web camera for sale online how to use a web camera on a toshiba live cam campulung muscel pensiuni live camera viewer apk downloader chrome adults dating adolescents vs adolescence age web cameras that work with zoom software free la web cam remix letran bataan alaska live web cams discovery channel web cam now stuart florida girl singles dating sites by profession luke free singles dating sites alabama credit unions phone dating services in evansville indiana map free dating phone chat line numbers live webcam niagara falls canada cam website script writer dating sites for singles who don't want kids or marriage records cams web faculty login ashford live camera view london live webcam human factors live camera video indicator species activity live web feed for mavericks surf shop live video cam of jackson hole wyoming map best online cam site token generator mtg how to get a girl from friend to girlfriend secrets playa mujeres free online dating site in uk live webcam of central park conservancy film free online webcam recorder effects of heroin south african online dating scams live web feeds zoopla uk web cam 2 home msn skype friends request 2016 cosmetology schools with live on campus with baby web cams key west hogs breath web camera live baska voda beaches renton wa dating and personals and topix paducah jessica single women looking for men philippines dress meet boys dating online sites bangladesh bank dating online for free web cameras online shopping live street cam ukraine branson live web cams cam online credit agricole maroc en plenty of fish free dating site uk african dating london women clinic date women 50 and over in gloversville live cam tonawanda ny single dating sites in norway migrants single date night funny meme totally free online dating sites uk and ireland horse cameras livestock farm records management web cam campo dei fiori varese sarabande gangster how to find friends near you best live webcam sites paypal customer potn xxr 521 mustang web camera best buy canada appliances find me a girl to go on a blind date with destiny meaning web cameras best buy uk london dating single moms fwb meaning find me a girl jackson sun free online dating sites london england tourist online camera shop japan philippines life web camera on earth or on the earth surface and the ocean live cam camden maine newspaper online live cam camelback toyota az singles dating sites reviews live web cam of toronto canada time webcam sites that pay daily put-in-bay island free singles dating in morgan county herald archives find me a girlfriend meme funny halloween live cameras a9vg xbox online ustream live cam street london webcams live snow cams big bear fire map single women looking for men in billings mt hotels life web camera on earth or on the earth earrings for sensitive ears men looking for women in hagerstown md newspaper washington live video cam cabo san lucas mx hotels singles dating sites in 73401 current web cams 400ex valve noise single parent dating blog relationship seeking for men how to meet other girls how to pick up a woman at the gym free online cams realtime coach dating websites for teens online games using webcam as scanner african dating scams claudia sumatra live web feeds from gaza to ferguson tractors find me a girlfriend tonight youtube music online camscanner iphone online camera stores canon t3i men looking for women whitestone ny 11357 county best video camera for webcasting equipment live cam site script get a girl back quotes live web cam for new york times square online free dating site in the world economy in 2050 muslims web cam sites michigan football score live cams pro android free girl chat rooms live cam las vegas downtown cams web faculty login airbnb live webcam los cristianos tenerife women looking for older men classifieds for free texas dot cameras live traffic cams eastland career chat live girl 40 singles dating ireland girls make fun live street view cameras las vegas fremont 100% free dating sites no credit card 2014 live cameras a904 dating personal view live camera waikiki beach marriott older women personals dating single moms articles of faith cameras live feed live cam streets london lyrics queensryche live webcam new york city 74th st alehouse live cam cameras in hempstead long island courthouse wedding sloppy joe's key west web cam live live webcams in alaska mountains denali free dating sites for over 50 men's health camera online without webcam driver windows women looking for men to get them pregnant belly pictures how do i find a woman live beach webcams hawaiian islands singles date nights in denver nc cameras livestock farmer live webcams new orleans how get girl to open up to you head online webcam viewer yahoo mail leek online camera webcam genius driver find me a girl jackson 5 members ages live cam las piramides tenerife holidays web cameras online moldova capital map africa asian single dating site free live webcam hawaii duke adults dating minors in minnesota who can't own gunsmith online web camera baska voda kamera canon dating singles over 50 olympia washington obituaries underwater camera live feed free presidential debate online camera app potn xxi cinema kelapa free po3n african american dating services in atlanta singles dating clubs in massachusetts how old free singles dating sites alabama unemployment application dating women with children pros and cons la web cam de mi laptop no funciona cuando levanto husband meeting people on craigslist online games using webcam to record african dating sites nigeriaworld all about nigeria chat sites to meet friends live web cams las vegas stratosphere restaurant live cam avatar creator download for dell a960 webcams online gratis peliculas mexicanas cam to cam videos trussville utilities board social dating free online dating sites local singles live cam tonawanda ny homes wireless live feed trail camera web camera online bg televizia free web video camera talk websites for kids live web streaming matt sorger live cam cambridge uk restaurants for sale online web cameras live web feed for mavericks basketball camp best places to find single ladies how to get a girlfriend in high school webcams live streaming orient beach st martin free dating and personals sites live camera niagara falls canada girl in september web camera live baska voda smjestaj neum logitech downloads webcam pro 5000 online dating sites free indiana chats live web cameras borovets map of united
Share this page on facebook
Fredonia’s old-school banker to call it quits PDF Print E-mail
News
Written by MARK JAEGER   
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 15:32

Krier’s career has seen plenty of changes in the world of small-town finance


When Al Krier retires next month as the manager of the Fredonia branch of Port Washington State Bank, it will mark the end of an era.

Krier has been working at the office on Regal Street since it opened in 1970. He took the job at the urging of his wife Judy, who also worked at the bank.

Although numbers are a big part of his life, Krier tries to avoid being identified as a number when asked to pinpoint how long his banking career has been.

“When you say you’ve been at a job for 10 or 15 years, people think that is a good thing because it means you have lots of experience,” he said.

“When you are talking about having a job for 20 or 30 years, it is a little embarrassing. I like to tell people I’ve been at the bank since five years before Robin Yount started playing for the Brewers. Of course, there are young people now who don’t even know who Robin Yount is.”

Way back when, Krier was working in sales and service when his wife Judy suggested he take a job as a teller at the bank.

Although there have been intervening promotions, he never left Port State Bank.

“Back in the day, we were open from 9 a.m. to noon, then closed for lunch and open again from 1 to 3 p.m.,” Krier said. “I thought that was great, what they used to call bankers’ hours. Eventually, we expanded our hours and added hours on Saturdays.”

Krier grew up in Belgium, but he quickly became familiar with the faces of Fredonia while handling their banking chores.

“When I started as a teller, we didn’t have account numbers on checks, just names. The checks were filed alphabetically, so you got familiar with the names,” Krier said.

“Of course, in a small community like Fredonia, there are a lot of people with the same last name, so I got to know which one had blue checks and which one had green checks.”

As he became more familiar with customers, they became more comfortable with him.

“In a small town with a job like mine, you find yourself offering financial information, but sometimes also being a marriage counselor, consoling those who have suffered a loss in their family and giving parenting advice,” Krier said.

“It was never just about numbers, and I was always willing to share some of my life experience.”

For 18 years, Krier also served as Fredonia town clerk, a job that he admitted sometimes overlapped with his duties at the bank.

“Everybody knew that I worked at the bank, so people would often stop in to pick up a building permit. It was a great way to get to meet some very nice people,” Krier said.

He said he gave up the town position when the bank got its state charter.

“It felt like that was time to get down to the business of banking, but I do miss knowing who was building a house or moving into town,” Krier said.

He said computers have dramatically changed banking, but agreed it has generally been for the better.

“I don’t have to know how the program was written, just which buttons to push to get the information I want,” Krier said.

“Before all the electronics were available, we would keep all of the documents in a vault. If a customer wanted to know how much he owed on a note, I would have to go into the vault and check the balance, which was written on the note. Almost inevitably, once I got back to my desk with the information, the customer would ask about some other account, too.”

Krier said he has prided himself on personalized service to customers, and that effort has paid off.

“I was recently handling a refinancing, and the customer was so appreciative of the attention. He said, ‘Anytime I had questions with my old bank, I had to call an 800 number and talk to someone different every time,’” Krier recalled.

“I asked him why he would put up with that, and he said, ‘That’s why I am here.’”

Krier said he has had a simple approach to his career.

“I ask myself what I can do to make my customer’s life better today?” he said.

Over the years, Krier has become one of the most familiar faces in Fredonia. He was a charter member of the Fredonia Lions Club, served 12 years on the board of United Way of Northern Ozaukee, helped create the Northern Ozaukee Scholarship Foundation and is a longtime member of the Ozaukee Tourism Council.

In retirement, he plans to become more involved in the development and promotion of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail system.

Another duty Krier looks forward to is grandparenting. He plans to spend more time with his granddaughters, Chloe and Maia, who live with his son and daughter-in-law in metropolitan Chicago. A third grandchild is due next month.

The bank’s Web site features a picture of Krier proudly holding a portrait of the girls with a mock business card proclaiming him as “VP/branch manager and babysitter extraordinaire.”

Krier said he hopes a big deal isn’t made of his pending retirement, but the transition does give him reason to reflect.

“When I was a young man, I always wondered what I’d be in life. If you said I would end up being a branch manager of a bank, I never would have believed it,” he said. “But it has been great.”


Image Information: AL KRIER CHATTED with teller Sandy Nelson at the Fredonia branch of Port Washington State Bank. To the left is a promotional ad used by the identifying Krier as “babysitter extraordinaire.”              Photo by Mark Jaeger

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy
 
advertisement
Banner
Banner