Denny Melliere will be retiring on Aug. 12 after 37 years in the banking industry. He began his banking career in November 1984 at the State Bank of Prairie du Rocher.
On Nov. 5, 1984 an early morning fire destroyed the local restaurant and the Western Auto store in Prairie du Rocher where he was employed for 11 years. The same evening while at the fire scene, the bank CEO asked him if he would like an office position and the rest is history.
For more on Melliere, please see this week’s print edition.