News Release: Houghton and Witherby Join Blackhawk Bank Business Banking Team

Brenten Witherby
Senior Vice President Business Banking
5506 Clayton Circle | Roscoe, IL 61073

Direct: 815.877.2193 | Cell: 815.520.1434 | Toll-free: 800.209.2616 Ext. 4432

Josh Houghton
Vice President Business Banking
5506 Clayton Circle | Roscoe, IL 61073

Direct: 815.986.7129 | Cell: 815.520.0068 | Toll-free: 800.209.2616 Ext. 4417

May 11, 2021 (Roscoe, IL) - Brenten Witherby, Senior Vice President Business Banking, and Josh Houghton, Vice President Business Banking, have joined the Blackhawk Bank Business Banking Team at the Roscoe Banking Center, located at 5506 Clayton Circle, Roscoe, IL 61073.

With over a decade of experience in the financial industry, Witherby brings expertise in Small Business Administration (SBA) lending, business development, and construction lending. He has established himself as a trusted lender through his ability to grow relationships.   

He has a strong a connection to the Winnebago county area, and has dedicated his time to helping grow the Rockford community. He is currently a Director of the Rockford Local Development Corporation, as well as a Director for the Rosecrance Foundation.

Houghton has been in the financial industry for over two decades, starting as a Personal Banker and moving through the ranks to Business Banking. His experience in business development has helped him to maintain client relationships, and provide clients with exceptional support.

Houghton has been active in Winnebago County for several years, and has been a member of the Rockton School Board since 2015, currently serving as Vice President. In 2010, he was the recipient of the ’40 Leaders Under 40’ by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. 

“Blackhawk Bank is fortunate to welcome Brenten and Josh as Business Bankers,” says Andy Williams, Senior Vice President & Senior Lender of Business Banking. “Their expertise, ties to the area, and thoughtful approach to client relationships aligns with our values and mission to make every customer a customer for life. We are proud to grow our Business Banking team and help clients reach their financial goals.”'

About Blackhawk Bank

Established in 1881, Blackhawk Bank has served individuals, families and business owners for 140 years. The Bank operates eleven full-service banking centers in Beloit and Janesville, Wisconsin and in Rockford, Belvidere, Machesney Park, Roscoe, McHenry, Island Lake, and Richmond, Illinois. The Bank also operates a Business Banking Center in Elgin, Illinois and a Mortgage Processing Center in Roscoe, Illinois. Complete information about Blackhawk Bank can be found at  Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender


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