Nicolet National Bank on Washington Street in Green Bay on Tuesdasy, May 3, 2011. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette
Nicolet Bankshares is well-positioned for its future. Chairman and CEO Bob Atwell isn't convinced the same can be said for the industry or the country.
Atwell told shareholders at the company's annual meeting Tuesday that Nicolet remained profitable through the recession and is successfully carrying out its April merger with Mid-Wisconsin Financial Services.
"In 13 years, we've grown from a white sheet of paper in Mike's (Daniels) basement to $1.1 billion in assets and a relevance in the communities we serve," Atwell said. "We tried to keep our focus on people we deal with. This is not ...