Citizens Bank Chairman/CEO/CFO Buzz Burich was named the 2014 Mr. Hutchinson during the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival festivities held in June. Buzz started his banking career in 1965 as a teller at Citizens Bank. After working at First National Bank of Minneapolis for 17 years, he returned to CB in 1982 and became the president in 1985. He continues to be active in the operations of the Bank. Buzz’s community involvement over the years has included the Hutchinson Community Development Corp, Central Prairie Railroad Ass’n, Hutchinson Downtown Ass’n, Dollars for Scholars, Hutchinson Ambassadors and the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. He was the 1990 Chamber of Commerce “Boss of the Year”. Buzz has financially supported numerous community events, organizations and projects through the Bank, the Burich Family Foundations and individually.
Please join us in congratulating Buzz on an honor that is well-deserved!
Let’s catch up with another one of our past Queen Candidates, Courtney Orwoll, who ran in 2008:
I am currently living in Montrose, MN with my husband Jeremy and 7 month old son, Mason! Since running for Miss Hutchinson I have graduated from college, got married, and started a family. I recently opened Amazing Grace Boutique in downtown Hutchinson. My mom and I own it together. It is so exciting to be back in Hutchinson! One thing I loved about running for Miss Hutchinson was being so involved in the community and getting to meet so many new people! It really made me realize how great of a community we have and how supportive our town is; which is one of the many reasons I opened my boutique here.
Brittany Witte ran for Miss Hutchinson in 2010 and was CB&T’s candidate. Let’s see where she is now:
I am currently working for a private family foundation in Fargo, North Dakota. The Barry Foundation does proactive grantmaking throughout the region with a strong interest in education. Much of my time is spent running our Philanthropy and Youth program, where we partner with 20 local high schools to conduct an extra-curricular grantmaking experience. I have the great privilege of instilling a philanthropic spirit in almost 500 young leaders!
This year is a big transition year for me–toward the end of August I will be moving to Grand Forks, North Dakota to follow a lifelong dream of being a financial planner. I am currently studying for my investment and insurance licenses, and look forward to an exciting career with Thrivent Financial as a Financial Representative. I’m also getting married in November!
Running for Miss Hutchinson taught me to push myself outside of my comfort zone! I have continued to find that my greatest accomplishments, and the amazing accomplishments of others, tend to happen when pursuing opportunities that force you to grow and develop new skills.
Donna is a Personal Banking Officer and supports customers at both locations in Hutchinson (Main and South Office). She enjoys working with people and helping them meet their financial goals. “I enjoy working for Citizens Bank & Trust and truly like working with customers and serving generations over the years. I appreciate the opportunities the Bank has given me to be of service to customers.”
Donna and her husband, Tom, have three adult sons and two grandsons, which have been a wonderful gift. Besides spending time with her sons and their families, she also enjoys biking, hiking and boating, along with riding motorcycle with friends.
These days, it makes sense to watch your account like a hawk to make sure that fradulent activity isn’t exposing your account to unauthorized purchases. At Citizens Bank & Trust, we have assembled several tools that empower you to watch your account:
SHAZAM BOLT$ Security App for Your Debit Card
When suspicious card activity occurs, you have the service you need to protect your accounts, thanks to Shazam BOLT$! With this special app, you can automatically receive alerts 24/7 whenever a debit card purchase is made where your card is not presented, such as telephone and internet orders.
Mobile Banking, Online Banking & E-statements
If you want 24-hour access to your account information, sign up for these three great services. You can view current activity and be able to react quickly if there is unusual activity on your account.
Monitor Your Credit Report
Each year, you have the opportunity to get a free credit report from the three main reporting bureaus: TransUnion, Equifax and Experian. The best website to get your credit report for free is Annualcreditreport.com.