Early yesterday morning, the Social Media Breakfast was chirping with conversations about Twitter, Social Media, and implementing it in YOUR workplace. The monthly meeting, held of the 4th Thursday of each month, featured a topic of How to Use Twitter. The discussion was led by Steve Gasser of Vivid Image. He suggested “Twitter conversation is like a cocktail party. It should be short, concise, and to the point.” Contrary to the longer posts on Facebook, Twitter only allows 140 characters in each post. We also learned other “Twitter jargon” and then discussed practical ways to use Twitter to promote your business. While Citizens Bank is not yet on Twitter, some of our employees are. We hope to learn more about “re-tweeting“, direct messages, and #FF (follow Friday) in the next few weeks to see how we can best use Twitter. Not yet a Twit? Sign up! Then, share with us your “Twitter handle” and favorite “hashtags”.
CB Lender, Mandy Baldry, has been helping with the Junior Achievement program in Mrs. Auer’s 3rd grade classroom. It’s a great opportunity to share a little bit about our city, banking, restaurants, newspapers, and construction with these children. CB has partnered with Park Elementary for the last three years. Check out these smiles!
Still time to register!
4th Annual Bring It Home Family Fun & Business Expo
April 13, 2013
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
McLeod County Fairgrounds
This year’s Expo, hosted by the Bring It Home committee of the Chamber, currently has over 80 Hutchinson businesses/organizations represented. Booths and sponsorships are still available, but time is running out to register! The final deadline for registrations is Friday, March 29th.
Check out our Citizens Bank booth at this year’s event! Prizes to be given away!
Begonias, Impatients, Fuschias, Ivy Geraniums, Pansies, Wave Petunias…we’re blooming with Spring fever here! The Hutchinson Jaycees currently have flowers available for sale for Spring planting. This is the 15th year for this event. Funds raised by the Jaycees organization are given back to support youth activities in Hutchinson. You can purchase online, on Facebook, or through your local Jaycee member. The deadline to purchase flowers is Thursday, April 4th.
We’d like to show our support for two local organizations: Hutchinson Rotary and Hutchinson Jaycees Water Carnival! They have teamed up to offer three different bike events on Saturday, June 15th as part of the Water Carnival festivities. Events are available for a 20-mile ride, 65-mile ride, or the CENTURY (100-mile ride). Get a jump start on Spring and your training! Check out more information or register online here.
We recently honored the 2012 Award Recipients for those organizations who received donations and funding from the I.J. Burich Family Foundation and the Burich Foundation.
HHS Mountain Bike Team – Chad Czmowski and HHS Student Luke
United Way of McLeod County – Rikki Hilgemann
Hutchinson Health Care Foundation – Rachael Popp
Crow River Area Drumline
Hutchinson Ambassadors – Ambassador Jessi Wendland
New Discoveries Montessori Academy – Director Dave Conrad and Dr. Lora Dagel
New Century Charter School – Jason Becker and students
HHS Agriscience program – Teacher Lavyne Rada and students
Heart of Hutch – board member Dolf Moon
Hutchinson Swim Club – board President Eric Thovson
Junior Achievement is a long-standing program in which community members visit elementary and middle school classrooms to teach students a short curriculum related to the community. The 3rd grade lesson is based on “Our City”. Jessi Wendland has been teaching in 3rd grade classrooms for three years now and recently completed five class sessions in Mrs. Mallak’s class at Park Elementary. The students said this is the favorite part of their school day! The studies included banking, newspapers, restaurants, city zoning, construction, and many new vocabulary words. Here are some pictures of the students in this class: