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.”
The 5th Annual Spooky Sprint will be held at Hutchinson’s Library Square on Saturday, October 25th. Citizens Bank will again be a sponsor for this event. All proceeds from the event go towards the Hutchinson School District Reach Team. If you would like to participate in this fun event or want any other details, please go to their website at www.spookysprint.org.
The 40th Hutchinson Arts & Crafts Festival & Taste of Hutchinson was held September 12th and 13th. Exhibitors from all over the upper Midwest filled up Library Square with their handcrafted items. In addition to the crafts, attendees also enjoyed a variety of food delicacies. Many CB employees volunteered their time to help run this event.
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!