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Mayor Forcier Declares Random Acts of Kindness Day

May 1st has been declared by Mayor Forcier as Random Acts of Kindness day for Hutchinson! As part of the Hutchinson Leadership Institute, one of the small groups in which CB&T employee, Deb Froemming, is a part of, worked to achieve this annual day. Following are parts of the Proclamation:

Whereas, the Random Acts of Kindness group, as part of the Hutchinson Leadership Institute, has set out to spread goodwill throughout the city of Hutchinson.

Whereas, it has been noted the Random Acts of Kindness promote a healthy life, by improving overall disposition for both the giver and receiver.

Whereas, the Random Acts of Kindness group believe that people of all ages, young to old, can help to make a better world by doing something nice for someone else.

Whereas, the goal for this proclaimed date is to encourage a Pay It Forward exponential response. For each Random Act of Kindness received, the hope is that the recipient will in turn do several random acts, as so on.

You may have seen the Random Acts of Kindness group’s first project, the “Scarf Project”, in February, when they tied scarves around trees in Library Square. They attached a note saying “I am not lost! If you’re stuck out in the cold take this scarf to keep warm!” Their goal was to let someone know that they are thought of and to hopefully provide some warmth to someone in need. We look forward to seeing the group’s next project and hope that it catches on in Hutchinson and more groups or individuals do Random Acts of Kindness. Not just on May 1st, but every day.Random Acts of Kindness Hutchinson Leadership Group Random Acts of Kindness group: Shari Graf, Tracy Nielsen, Deb Froemming, Laurie Gelschus, and Jill Borg

CB Employees Attend Shazam’s 2015 Forum

The Shazam Network is Citizens Bank’s processor for ATM/Debit Cards and the provider of merchant services. Linnea and Lori, CB employees, attended this year’s Forum in Des Moines, IA. Shazam’s 2015 Forum provided attendees with the latest industry information and trends, including the move to EMV (Chip) Card techonology, fraud trends and cardholder services such as Shazam Bolt$ (a fraud transaction alerting, balance monitoring, ATM locator application).

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Community Banking Month

Community banks are pivotal to the overall health and financial success of rural America as they provide an overwhelming share of credit to local farmers. Celebrate Community Banking Month by switching to a community bank today! #BankLocallyCommunity Banking Month

2014 Foundation Recipients

Foundation Annual Meeting: Giving back to our community!

In 2014, the Burich Foundation was honored to help with three requests:

  • Park & Rec Tackle Football program to purchase 50 football helmets
  • Hutchinson Center for the Arts – South Fork Film for purchase of inflatable outdoor movie screen
  • ISD #423 to purchase 50 football helmets (varsity & middle school)

The I.J. Burich Family Foundation was also honored to serve the following organizations:

  • United Way of McLeod County – Dolly Parton Imagination Library project
  • Early Childhood Family Education Incredible Years Parenting Class
  • Crow River Drumline Association Scholarships
  • Equul Access, Inc. to purchase horse trailer
  • ISD #423 to purchase choral risers, acoustic shells and storage carts for Park Elementary
  • Crow River Area Youth Orchestra (CRAYO) field trip to MN Orchestra performance
  • ISD #423 for Hutch Tiger Sharks starting blocks
  • ISD #423 for West Elementary School Readiness program materials
  • Crow River Habitat for Humanity – computers, printer, etc. for office
  • Hutchinson Health Care Foundation Harmony River Senior Care Facility
  • Pioneerland Library System – Hutchinson Public Library1000 Books Before Kindergartenfoundation 2015

Congratulations To Sue Homan On Her Retirement!

 susie's retirement 010After 43+ years as a Citizens Bank employee, Sue Homan has retired! She started her CB career in 1971 as a Teller and became the Teller Supervisor in 1983. Sue remained in that position until she retired. Sue is looking forward to spending more time with her growing family, which now includes three grandchildren. She also plans to spend time enjoying her quilting and soap making hobbies. Sue and her husband, Ed, will continue to enjoy trips to their northern Minnesota lake place. We will miss Sue’s outgoing personality around the Bank. We thank her for many years of dedicated service and wish her the best in retirement!

CB Honored With Community Champion Award

Recently, the Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recognized our Bank for the level of involvement we have in our community. We were one of 21 banks in the State honored for working with our community by providing funding, volunteers, materials, supplies or food for our neighbors. According to Joe Witt, President of the MBA, “Minnesota banks are the heart and soul of their communities. In addition to providing the capital that helps communities grow and thrive, the record of supporting local programs is simply unmatched.”

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Mobile Deposit Now Available!

Mobile Deposit

Now you can “skip the trip” to the bank with Mobile Deposit. Here are a collection of handy tips and instructions about the service. Make sure you are a CB Online Banking customer before you download the mobile app. Contact us if you have any questions.

Tips for using Mobile Deposit

  • Before logging into the Mobile Deposit app, close all other apps running in the background
  • Sign/Endorse the back of your check, and label it “For Mobile Deposit Only”
  • Make sure that the entire check image is visible and in focus – all four corners should be visible
  • Flatten folded or crumpled checks before taking your photos
  • Take the photos of your check in a well-lit area
  • Place the check on solid dark background before taking the photo
  • The MICR line (numbers on the bottom of your check) is readable

Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Launch the App and select “Deposit” button
  2. Select “New Deposit”
  3. Enter the amount of the deposit and click “Continue” which will open your camera, requesting front and back of pictures to be taken
  4. Image should be in focus and select “Use Photo” otherwise select “Retake.” Repeat the process for the back of the check
  5. Select the “Use Photo” button to send images to the Bank
  6. The Confirm page is displayed. Select “Yes” to the question: “Do you wish to deposit this check?”
  7. The Results page is displayed indicating the deposit is pending

For more information, go to our Personal Banking Page and select Mobile Deposit.

Monday, February 16th

Presidents Day

Monday, January 19th

Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Congratulations to Charlie Suedbeck!

We’d like to congratulate Charlie on his 5 year anniversary with Citizens Insurance Agency!

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