Welcome to Alliance Bank


“Our mission is to be the preferred community bank provider of financial services in the markets we serve.”

Alliance Bank serves as a dedicated ally to the people of southeast Missouri by providing unwavering support to our customers and our community. With a full menu of financial services including personal checking and savings accounts, business accounts, loans, and more, we aim to help every member of our community reach their financial goals while building relationships that foster success.

The bank’s legal headquarters is 217 North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. We serve the rest of southeast Missouri with locations in Jackson, New Madrid, Oran, and Sikeston. All five Alliance Bank facilities are full-service and able to accommodate all consumer and business financial service needs.


In the 1980s and 1990s, small local banks were being taken over by large national ones. As leadership of these banks shifted to national headquarters, many banks lost touch with their community and, therefore, their customers. 

David “Pee Wee” Erlbacher served as chairman to one of these acquired banks and saw first hand how customers of local banks were forgotten in the mergers. As a native to Southeast Missouri, he envisioned a bank that would keep his community’s best interest in mind, offering their support for local businesses and community projects even as the bank grew. He partnered with local business owners Bob Blank of Cape Girardeau, Bob Meyer of Sikeston, Chad Hartle of Jackson, and Carolyn Hurst of Perryville and the five set to work. Their goal was to start a bank that would attract local shareholders, elect board members that represent the community as a whole, and hire ‘home grown’ employees to form a bank that truly understood its customers in order to adequately serve their needs.

The founders chose the name Alliance Bank because it represented the ‘alliance’ they envisioned between ownership, management and the Southeast Missouri communities they served.

On October 23, 1997, the first Alliance Bank location opened in Cape Girardeau. Since then, the bank has continued to grow into other towns with locations opening in Sikeston in 2001, Oran in 2004, Jackson in 2017, and New Madrid in 2019.

Meet our President

Like many of our customers, my roots are here in southeast Missouri. As a proud member of this community, it is my honor to serve my neighbors through my position with Alliance Bank.

At Alliance Bank, we pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our customers. Our team of experienced and trustworthy bankers is second to none and continues to grow stronger and stronger. When you bank at Alliance, you get more than just a place to protect your assets, you get a team of partners as dedicated to your success as you are. Our team is your ally in business and personal development—after all, it’s in our name. 

I hope you enjoy your experience working with Alliance Bank. We welcome your feedback and invite you to stop by any of our five locations to learn more about us. We look forward to serving your banking needs.


Wade “Pee Wee” Bartels

President & CEO

Wade Pee Wee Bartels