The Laurens State Bank was founded in 1935. During this time, the entire nation was attempting a recovery from the worst depression ever experienced. E.B. Pannkuk along with several area residents and business leaders helped found the bank. The bank is still owned by the E. B. Pannkuk family. The Laurens State Bank opened to embody their vision of a safe, convenient, community oriented depository and lender. That vision has been extended to two more communities with the opening of a bank facility in Mallard, Iowa in 2000 and Emmetsburg, Iowa 2002.
This is a family owned bank committed to the same principles that stood to guide our founders three generations ago. Our customers deserve friendly, personal banking service at all our locations. Honesty and safety are never to be sacrificed. Technology is used to speed, diversify, and enhance the customer experience. Our communities deserve a banking partner that is active in the financial development and improvement of their citizens, farms, merchants, and institutions.
The Laurens State Bank continues as an independent community bank committed to providing exceptional service to its customers. All policy and lending decisions are made locally. Local ownership means local commitment as the directors and officers have a vested interest in helping to make our communities a better place to live.