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Bank of Clinton County under construction in New Baden

Bank of Clinton County recently broke ground on its new bank location at 1210 East Hanover, New Baden. Todd Juehne will serve as the Bank of Clinton County Market president.

Plocher Construction is building the 3,200 square-foot building, which will include two drive-up lanes with an ATM and will be powered in part by solar energy. Bank of Clinton County will have an initial staff of six people and will be a full-service bank specializing in business and personal loans. Juehne said the bank will put special emphasis on building personal client relationships.

“We’re happy to put down our roots here in Clinton County,” said Juehne. “I’ve lived in between New Baden and Trenton for nearly 30 years and have 25 years of banking experience. I’m excited to bring a community banking option to this area that upholds the values of being a smaller bank, offering bigger service and supporting the area it serves. We’re looking forward to doing many things here in Clinton County.”

Bank of Clinton County is a division of Bank of Belleville, a locally owned and controlled, independent community bank located in St. Clair County, Illinois. The bank, which recently eclipsed $250 million in total assets, has had a single location in Belleville until 2020, but is now expanding with banks in Clinton, Madison and Monroe counties within the next year.

Bank of Belleville President and Chief Executive Officer Ron Stephens said its growth strategy is allowing Bank of Belleville to continue its mission as a community and relationship-driven bank while establishing regional strength across the entire Metro East.

“Our bank’s success is built on our relationships with clients, so placing the right people in each of these markets, who really understand the community, is key,” said Stephens. “We are investing in brick and mortar locations so our teams can work within and contribute to the communities where they live.”

Bank of Clinton County’s new location is expected to be complete by late Spring 2021.

Bank of Belleville, a 15-year-old bank, has grown to approximately a quarter of one billion dollars in assets and serves individual and business clients throughout the Metro East. Visit

PHOTO: From left, Brandon Rakers, Small business banking specialist; Gina Meier, Universal banker; Scott Plocher, president/CEO Plocher Construction; Todd Juehne, Market President of Clinton County & his wife Beth; Ron Stephens, President/CEO Bank of Belleville; Wyatt Rawlings, Chairman of the Board Bank of Belleville; Kevin Pesko, Market President Saint Clair County; Karl Abert, Chief Credit Officer, and Brad Haar, Credit Analysis.

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