It started on the shore of the Ohio River in 1834, in one small room at the heart of what would eventually become Evansville, Indiana. That first Old National Bank (as it would later be known) provided financial solutions for community residents, local merchants and even those passing through. New loans allowed families to realize their dreams, and businesses grew.
Old National grew, too, and soon would successfully navigate the difficult periods that forced many other banks to close, including the Panic of 1837 and the 1929 Wall Street crash that ushered in The Great Depression. Through it all, Old National remained strong.
By the end of World War II, the bank’s growth meant it also could expand geographically—a trend that would continue over the years. Today, there are locations that serve more than 100 communities in five states: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Even with constant growth, Old National has maintained our dedication to being a true community bank. In fact, more than a million volunteer hours have been donated by Old National team members since 2005. And our numerous awards for ethical banking, financial education, leadership and inclusion have given recognition to our goal of exceeding clients’ expectations.
Today, the Old National story is reflected in the individual stories of our clients and the communities we support. Hopeful entrepreneurs. First-time homebuyers. Nonprofit groups. Students. Parents. Families. Business owners. Retirees.
And now with more than $20 billion in assets, Old National maintains the commitment it first made all those years ago: to provide financial solutions for the businesses, individuals and communities we serve.