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Ron Wilczek Joins the Forward Team March 15, 2018

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Ron Wilczek has joined the Forward Bank team in Marshfield as a Vice President / Senior Commercial Lender. 

Wilczek has over 18 years of banking experience in the Marshfield area. He is currently active serving our community as a Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce& Industry Board Member, Marshfield Area Community Foundation Board Member, Our Lady of Peace Parish Chair of Finance Committee, Columbus Catholic High School, and a volunteer coaching various youth sports teams. 

 “We are thrilled to have the addition of Ron’s experience and connections to the Marshfield community to our growing Commercial Banking team,” said Bill Sennholz, President and CEO of Forward Bank. “His approach to serving his clients and giving back to the community fits perfectly with the culture at Forward, and we know he is excited to begin helping our business clients achieve their goals.”   

Wilczek has lived in Marshfield for the past 19 years with his wife Teri with their three children.


Marshfield Banker Celebrated for 50 Years of Service March 1, 2018


Orin Toltzman 50 Years in Banking - Forward BankAfter half a century of service to the community, Orin Toltzman from Forward Bank has been honored.

Toltzman started his banking career with Marshfield Savings and Loan on February 1, 1967. On November 11, 1969 he became a member of the Board of Directors, being on many of the Board’s committees in later years. He started in lending in 1975 with home, home improvement and some personal loans. In 1993, Marshfield Savings and Loan changed its charter to Marshfield Savings Bank. Shortly thereafter, in 1997, Toltzman became the CEO and President, he retained that position until January 2005. He was the Chairman of the Board until June 2015, and he continues as a Board Director.

“Orin’s leadership throughout the years has helped shape the organization into the community-focused bank it is today,” commented Bill Sennholz, President & CEO of Forward. “His continued energy and involvement at the Board level is something that our entire staff looks up to. We are continually thankful that we have him as a resource for our growing organization and as a mentor to younger members of our team.”

Toltzman was honored at the Wisconsin Bankers Association Bank Executives Conference in Madison, the largest banking event in Wisconsin, on February 6, 2018. Toltzman was recognized along with seven other inductees into the WBA’s 50-Year Club for extraordinary service to Wisconsin’s financial industry.

The Wisconsin Bankers Association is the state’s largest financial industry trade association, representing nearly 240 commercial banks and savings institutions, their nearly 2,100 branch offices and 21,000 employees.

Marshfield Building Project: We’ve Moved February 20, 2018

We’ve Moved!

Forward Bank Welcomes You- New Headquarters in Marshfield


Forward Bank completed their move from 207 W. 6th Street, Marshfield  to their new headquarter building located at 1001 N. Central Ave., Marshfield. 


This beautiful new facility is the culmination of over 2 years of planning and hard work by many people inside the Forward Family and all the local contractors we used during the process.


Our new building is not like any other in the area, just as our team and approach to community banking is quite different! We have included more edgy design elements that you see more in tech companies, more brightness, and more new technology. We’ve also added features like the sit-to-stand desks, coffee bar, and expanded fitness center for our staff and employees that will be working for the businesses joining us in the building in April.


This will be a place all our employees visit for training. It is also going to become a place that different groups in the community can come to learn from us during seminars and other bank events. It is our hope that it becomes a centerpiece for this community.


Welcome home!


Unique Office Space for Lease January 30, 2018

Over 15,800 vehicles per day drive past the new three-story professional building that will hold the headquarters of Forward Bank. Two local businesses are joining Forward in the new facility, and there is a unique opportunity for more to have offices there.

On the third floor, a suite of offices is being furnished for area businesses or visiting professionals to lease one office at a time. The single office lease structure is ideal for a start-up business or small manufacturer needing office space to meet with prospects. It is also perfect for professional service providers that would like to have hours in Marshfield on a weekly basis.

This area has a common reception and shared conference room. Tenants will have access to the fitness center, community meeting room, lower level employee lounge, and patio for lunches. Utilities will be paid for by the bank.

Available Offices:

  • Office 332 – 157 sq. ft . $520 / mo.
  • Office 333 – 132 sq. ft . $435 / mo.
  • Office 334 – 233 sq. ft . $770 / mo.
  • Office 337 – 138 sq. ft . $455 / mo.

For more information, please contact Jim Krueger at 715-897-0706 or

Will a Claim Raise My Car Insurance Premiums? January 26, 2018


You’ve been in an accident. What are your initial thoughts?


If you’re like many vehicle owners, your mind quickly turns to the financial ramifications of the incident: “How much will repairs cost?” “If I make an insurance claim, will this accident increase my premiums?” Too often, car owners don’t file a claim for fear of potential rate increases. The truth is, filing a claim may or may not increase your premium, as there are several factors that can affect this situation.


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The Accident: How severe was the accident? Was it a fender bender or a major crash? If the damage was great, it’s more likely to lead to a premium increase.


The Fault: Who was at fault in the accident? If you were at fault, it’s more likely your rates will go up. Often if the fault lies with the other driver, your rates will not be affected. In some areas, both insurance companies will pay for some of the costs as a result of “no fault” regulations in those areas. Your insurance carrier will determine if the incident results in an increase.


The Record: Is this your first accident? If you have a safe driving record and have been with your insurance company for a long time, you are less likely to experience a premium increase. If it is your first accident, you also may be eligible for accident forgiveness.


The Theft: Was your car stolen? If you need to file a claim as a result of the theft of your car, rather than an accident, your rates may increase, especially if you live in a high-crime area. If you suffer any vehicle damage, it’s always a good idea to discuss your repair and replacement needs with your insurance agent. He or she can help you determine the next best steps and walk you through the process of filing a claim.


Questions? Contact a Forward Insurance agent today!


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