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James W. Meisser, who is deaf, and pretty much
experienced in the banking field, wanted to open
up a deaf-owned, a deaf-run bank. He was not
able to attract capital investment.

 

Not giving up, he tried a different approach
– purchasing an existing bank. And he succeeded.

 
He is now the president/CEO of the Hiawatha
National Bank in Wisconsin. This bank has branches
in several small Wisconsin towns.

 
During that time, he needed training through
classes and workshops sponsored by the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation. This government
banking agency refused to help him. He sued and
won and was able to get the training he needed.

 
He is now the president/CEO of the Hiawatha
National Bank in Wisconsin. This bank has branches
in several small Wisconsin towns.