The late Carl Wishek Sr. could size up a person. The former bank cashier for Farmers and Merchants Bank knew by a person's attitude and work ethic whether that person would be suited to owning a business. The deal was usually made with a handshake in the early days of the bank in the 1920s and '30s.
For his contributions to the community, Wishek was nominated posthumously to the Lodi Community Hall of Fame.
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