The Theater, The Theater…


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Thanks to Our Facebook Community!!


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How to Use Your Network for Referrals

Today’s Social Media Breakfast was about how to use your network for referrals. Scott Plum from the MN Sales Institute was the presenter. Some of the topics were when to ask for a referral, how to ask for a referral and to create an incoming referral policy. One quick tip is when you receive a referral on LinkedIn, take the time to say thank you. There were monkeys on every table with a note saying “You Can’t Expect to Benefit from LinkedIn, If You Don’t Spend Time Monkeying Around”.  So take some time to update your profile, connect with new people, and refer someone you are connected with if you have appreciated their service.

 The topic for March’s Social Media Breakfast will be about Twitter. If you are interested in attending, click on the link for more information.  http://smbcmn.com/




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Time to get healthy!

It’s been a busy day at CB! Candace and Betsy from the Hutchinson Health Clinic are at the Bank doing onsite health screenings for our employees. The screening includes height/weight/BMI, blood pressure, pulse, blood glucose and cholesterol testing, as well as a health risk assessment which measures current health behaviors.  After the screening, Betsy (RN) reviews the results and further assists the participants to develop health goals. The primary interest for Hutchinson Health Clinic to provide these services is to encourage people to know their current health score and develop health-related goals and to assess the overall wellness of our community. We’re hoping when they come back in a year that the Bank is a healthier place!

If you are interested in onsite health screenings for your workplace, feel free to contact Candace by email at choversten@hutchhealth.com and check out their website for more information www.heartofhutch.com.

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Mark Girard joins Citizens Bank’s Board of Directors

Citizens Bank is happy to announce that Mark Girard has joined Citizens Bank’s Board of Directors!

Mark T. Girard is the Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President of Applied Kinetics Incorporated (AKI), a high-tech company that specializes in the semiconductor and medical device industries. Girard co-founded AKI in 1998, and later established a subsidiary in Bangkok, Thailand. 

 Mark has been actively involved in various industry-wide technical consortiums and committees.  Prior to 1998, he held technical and managerial positions at Hutchinson Technology incorporated.  He has been granted in excess of 30 US and International patents.

 Girard is a director for Mobius Innovations Incorporated.  Mark also served on the Board of Directors, the Finance Committee, and the Building Committee for the Crow River Golf Club.  He is an avid supporter of the United Way, the Hutchinson Health Care Foundation, and various local sporting associations.

 A native of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Girard graduated from Lowell P. Goodrich High School in 1989 and the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He and his wife, Sara, have three children; Madeleine, Mitchell, and Meredith.

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2012 Holiday Hours

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Foundation Activities

The Bank and its related foundations recently approved the following grants and donations:

  • HHS Mountain Bike Race Team: Start up costs
  • New Discoveries Montessori Academy: EZ Write program for students
  • Crow River Drumline: 10 scholarships
  • Hutchinson Health Care Foundation: Harmony River annual pledge



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Buzz celebrates 30 years at Citizens Bank!

Congratulations to Buzz for 30 years at Citizens Bank!

In 1982, Buzz joined Citizens Bank as Executive Vice President, Chief of Operating Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. In 1985 he was elected President and Chief of Administrative Officer. He became the fourth president of Citizens Bank, following his father Irivin J. Burich.

Buzz has been active in the Hutchinson Community. He currently serves on the I.J. Burich Foundation boards and the Public Art Commission. He is a life time member of Pheasants Forever, Gopher Campfire, McLeod County Historical Society and Twin Point Gun Club.

Buzz graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1961 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas in 1965. He has two children, Todd and Heather, and five grandchildren.

Congratulations Buzz!!

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Congratulations to Margie Kirchhoff for 30 years at Citizens!

Congratulations Margie for 30 years of service at Citizens Bank!

Margie grew up on a farm near Sleepy Eye and moved to Hutchinson in 1980. She graduated from Hutchinson Area Vocational Technical Institute with a degree in Accounting. In August of 1982, she started at Citizens Bank in the Bookkeeping Department. Margie later moved to the Data Processing Department where she holds her current position as a Network Assistant.

Margie is married to Randy, a machinist at 3M and also has a farming operation, and they have two children. Cassie graduated from St Cloud State University and is employed with 3M in New Ulm and Kristine, who is a junior at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Congratulations Margie!!

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