About Us

Here at Seiling State Bank, we are proud to be a "community" bank.

Our philosophy starts with having the right staff that is experienced and understands the needs of our customers. One advantage of working with a community bank is that deposit and loan decisions are made locally. Our staff has what it takes to help you make the right financial decisions. So whether you are at our main location, in our branch, on the phone or visiting our web site, you will always find knowledgeable, courteous and professional individuals to help you with all your banking needs. At Seiling State Bank we believe our relationship with our customers is the most important part of banking. We invite your business and hope you will give us an opportunity to show you hometown banking at its best.

Mission Statement

Great service is about more than just competitive products and rates. It's about knowing your name, understanding your needs, and making your banking as easy and convenient as possible. At Seiling State Bank our roots run deep. We've served the Seiling community and surrounding areas for over 100 years, providing our customers with exceptional service, competitive products, and down-to-earth style. You deserve a great bank. Our mission is to know you, our customer, and tailor a financial relationship to meet your needs.


Farmers & Merchants Bank in Seiling was issued a charter on November 15, 1901.

In April 1907, the bank changed its name to the First National Bank. W. L. Pittman purchased controlling interest in Seiling State Bank on May 16, 1918. On April 16, 1934, W.L. Pittman purchased all of the stock in the First National Bank and merged with the Seiling State Bank. The First National Bank name and charter was retained and the state charter was turned in for cancellation.

W.L. Pittman was Chairman of the Board until he died in 1967 at the age of 92. His son, W.H. Pittman, became President in 1962 and was later named Chairman of the Board until he died in 1999. Kitty Pittman was Chairman of the Board until 2009 when she became Chairman Emeritus. Then Jim Pittman became Chairman of the Board and his brother, Bill Pittman Jr., served as Executive Vice President. In 2020, Kirk Pittman became the Chairman of the Board and Robert Young was appointed President. Brock Pittman became Vice Chairman of the Board in 2020, and Jim Pittman became Chairman Emeritus. Jim, Kirk, David, Charlotte, Rhonda, Shantel, Brock, and Veronique, all of the Pittman family, currently serve on the board. There are three advisory directors, Robert Young, Jim Pfeiffer, and Suzie Wheelock.