About Oak Bank

Our Story

An oak tree’s roots support vital functions of growing, gathering nutrients and supporting the weight of the mighty tree. Without strong roots, a tree is bound to wither and collapse.

There was a need for a bank in Fitchburg that was a Fitchburg bank. Not a bank that happened to have its branches in Fitchburg, but one with strong roots in the community. It was Bob Gorsuch’s dream to open such a bank that could grow and flourish.

We strengthened our roots by hiring talented and caring people and staying up-to-date with the latest banking technology. We designed our building to feel like home, with a fireplace, TV and no teller lines. But Oak Bank’s story goes beyond the day-to-day function of the bank. We took time to donate our resources and talents to over 100 local non-profits every year, and to give away more than 14,000 pounds of pumpkins (so far) at the annual Great Pumpkin Giveaway. We’ve created a bank that is committed to its clients, community and shareholders.

You can see that commitment to the community reflected in the non-profits that we support and the relationships that we maintain with our clients. We’re always willing to lend a hand, even when it goes above and beyond the duty of a banker. Because at the end of the day, we’re not bankers, we’re your neighbors.

But don’t take our word for it, stop by and meet our team and sample some of our fresh baked cookies in the lobby to experience first-hand why we are different.

Client Testimonial

At Oak Bank, we build strong relationships with our business banking clients to ensure their satisfaction. In fact, in our 2015 Customer Satisfaction Survey, 100% of our Business Banking clients agreed or strongly agreed with the statement,

I am likely to recommend Oak Bank to a friend, family member or business associate.

Strongly Agree 92%
Agree 8%


A Unique Way of Banking

Every bank says they value your business. But then they offer you a second-hand, cookie-cutter banking solution to meet your needs.

What make us different? It’s simple… our people. When you work with Oak Bank, you’ll create a relationship with a banker, financial expert or someone on our leadership team who takes the time to get to know you and your unique situation.

We realize that your banking needs are as unique as your business or life, so you’ll never get a “one-size-fits-all” approach from us. Our expert staff isn’t afraid to color outside the lines and develop creative solutions that other banks might not take the time to do.

And it goes beyond when you need to take out a mortgage for your home or open an iBizBank account. There are countless instances of our staff at Oak Bank going above and beyond the standard procedures of a bank. Like the banker who responded within minutes to a Facebook message when his client’s card was suspended while she was traveling abroad, or the teller who brought a check to a local supermarket when her client didn’t have enough cash for his prescriptions.

We’re here to partner with you to help you be more successful. We’ll always work hard to meet your unique needs with innovative solutions because, as we like to say, you can’t be the best, if you’re only the same!