About Us / Centier Bank's 125th Anniversary
Images from top to bottom: Centier Headquarters, Bank of Whiting circa 1895, & Founder Henry Schrage.
Join the Celebration
Since 1895, Centier Bank has had the honor and privilege to deliver world-class, hometown banking to clients in Indiana. We invite you to join us in celebrating 125 years of independent ownership, family legacy, and Indiana roots.
Anyone who has banked with Centier knows that at our very core, we are devoted to Indiana families, businesses, and organizations, and by working together, we can make our communities across the state better places to live and work. A commitment to community is what prompted our founder, Henry Schrage to open a bank 125 years ago. His vision paved the way to four generations of family ownership, who sought to meet the needs of their neighbors and fellow business owners across the northern part of the state.
Through commitment and leadership, the Schrage family has been making a difference in the lives of Hoosier families and businesses for 125 years--and will continue to do so, because Centier is Not For Sale. We are committed to remaining Indiana-based and staying family-owned for generations to come.
What began as one branch in the heart of a small town along the shores of Lake Michigan is now Indiana's largest private, family-owned bank, serving clients in 64 branches across 11 counties. From Northwest Indiana to Fort Wayne to Indianapolis, we still believe in delivering personalized service and relationship-style banking. We want you to know that your bank is here for you, and Centier's associates will always go out of our way to meet your needs. That's what makes Centier Bank so special.
Thank you, all, for 125 years! We invite you to join us in celebration!