At Marquette, every dollar stays local to help improve the quality of life. Each year Marquette commits more than $425,000 to nonprofit causes — children, poverty, health, education and community assets that make a difference.
Marquette has enjoyed record growth every year since its inception in 2009. Our local focus ensures that locally owned and operated businesses not only get the attention they deserve but the financing they need to be successful.
Marquette was founded nearly 110 years ago to help local residents with home ownership and improvements. Today Marquette is renowned for its mortgage expertise and is a preferred resource for home buyers. Our focus on the customer is also the driving force behind our continual investment in technology and services. Marquette has a reputation for being first to market with technologies that provide value.
Marquette employees are “Mpowered™." Our employees are provided with very competitive compensation and benefits. Our culture fosters a caring and collaborative environment that brings out the best in everyone. And, Marquette provides an extensive training program that keeps everyone up-to-date while enabling self-directed learning opportunities to help employees advance. Our Mpowered™4 program provides employees with four hours paid time to participate in a volunteer activity of their choice.
The "hometown" concept began in the early 1900s when a group of 38 local businessmen formed with a common purpose of stimulating savings and loan programs to help local residents with home ownership and improvements. These businessmen, members of the Knights of Columbus, served as a social auxiliary to the Erie council and named themselves The Marquette Club.
Named in honor of Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit missionary, this group played an important part in the many successes of the Erie council. It was the financial arm of the local council as it provided financial support of maintaining and operating the council chambers and clubrooms.
Knights of Columbus
Many members who were responsible for the birth of this club also formed an organization for the purpose of creating a place where members of the Knights of Columbus could invest their savings and obtain mortgages to build their homes. Originally chartered only for use by Knights of Columbus members, the by-laws were later amended to permit any local resident to join.
Marquette was formally established in April 1908 when the following members were elected to offices: Charles P. Deuser as president; Frank D. Schultz as vice president; William H. Kneib as recording secretary; and Dr. F. C. Callaghan as treasurer. On May 27, 1908, then-Pennsylvania Governor Edwin S. Stuart approved the institution they had created under the name “Marquette Building and Loan Association,” with assets of $2 million.
For over a century, one thing has stood the test of time and that is Marquette Savings Bank’s "Hometown Touch." It's what has set Marquette apart from the beginning and what customers still experience today-where people who know you still answer the phone and where the customer still comes first.
When you take a good look around, we hope you see our hometown as we do - full of possibilities. Because when it’s your hometown, it matters more.