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Faces you know and trust. We live where we work. Our team has a vested interest in the financial success of every individual, family and business in the communities we call home.

Who We Are

Faces you know and trust. We live where we work. Our team has a vested interest in the financial success of every individual, family and business in the communities we call home.

Our Story

Minster Bank has been building the financial strength of local communities since 1914. Throughout Northwest Ohio, we guide individuals, families, and businesses through their unique financial journey with solutions that last a lifetime.

The history of our institution begins on January 27, 1914, when the Minster State Bank was organized with 31 local incorporators and $25,000 in capital stock. Headquarters were established on West 4th Street in downtown Minster, just a few paces from where our corporate offices now stand.

The bank’s first president was John W. Eiting, who would go on to helm the Ohio-based manufacturing enterprise currently known as Midmark. The local paper predicted that this new financial institution would “soon count as a valuable asset for the citizens of Minster and vicinity,” and within five years, the bank had attracted $400,000 in deposits (over $12 million in 2024 buying power).

Pursuing a policy of “steady but sure advancement,” the bank grew in place on West 4th Street until 1977, when we broke ground on our first branch location in New Bremen. The ensuing decades would see the adoption of our current name and emblem, the opening of five more branches across the region, the growth of our deposits to over $650 million, and the expansion of our team to over 80 employees.

Today, Minster Bank is proud to offer a comprehensive array of personal and business banking, lending, and wealth management solutions, with powerful 24/7 digital tools and a nationwide network of ATMs to complement our attentive local service.

Our founders set the course for a strong banking institution that would guide our communities through times of prosperity and times of need. Over 110 years later, our promise remains the same: When you bank close, you can go far.

Office Location
Opening Date
Minster
January 27, 1914
New Bremen
August 1, 1977
St. Marys
November 14, 1988
Wapakoneta
September 24, 1992
Sidney
September 19, 1994
Troy
June 30, 2006
Vandalia
July 15, 2020

Our Core Values

Integrity

We believe we must always do what is right by making good moral decisions. This will establish trust and respect upon which relations are built.

Quality

We believe our loans, investments, facilities and employees should be of the highest quality possible and should never be compromised for the sake of short-term profits.

Customer Satisfaction

We will build strong customer relationships by providing valuable products and services delivered in a manner that exceeds our customers’ expectations.

Progressiveness

We believe we must continuously seek ways to better serve our customers through training, technology, and new product development.

Long-Term Orientation

We will measure the success of our decisions over time, not by immediate profit or convenience.

Profitability

We believe our earnings should result from delivering value to our customers. Good earnings are essential for providing our shareholders a superior return on their investment and for sufficient capital to support growth.

Mission Statement

  • Deliver products and financial services that provide value to customers.
  • Promote the economic growth and development of the communities we serve.
  • Provide a family-friendly work environment that promotes professional growth, job satisfaction, and teamwork.
  • Increase shareholder value as a progressive, high performing financial services company.
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Community

Our commitment to community impact extends beyond banking services. We are passionate about supporting local schools and investing in the education of our youth through financial literacy programs and advocacy.

Additionally, our team sponsors and supports over 150 local nonprofit organizations and 2,100 businesses each year throughout Northwest Ohio.

Investing in our communities is investing in our future. Together, we can go far.

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