Thanks to all of those who sponsored and participated in the Hutchinson signs renovation project. The signs have now been refurbished and can be seen at the main highway entrances to the city. Thank you to the Burich Foundation for sponsoring the signs as well. The attached photo includes people from the Hutchinson Ambassadors, City of Hutchinson, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Crow River Sno Pros, Hutchinson Utilities Commission, Odd Fellows, Burich Foundation, and The Minnesota Website Co.
We would like to congratulate Jeff Jensen on his 5 year anniversary with Citizens Bank!
Jeff grew up in Hutchinson and graduated from Mankato State University with a BS degree in finance. Jeff started working at CB&T in January, 2007 as the Ag. Loan Officer. He has 3 boys that keep him very busy with their many activities including hockey, baseball, football, fishing and 4-H. Jeff has been involved with the Hutchinson Jaycees, Hutchinson Kiwanis Club, McLeod County Pheasants Forever and is currently on the MN Extension Service board.
Happy Anniversary Jeff!
Today at the Social Media Breakfast, CB&T employees Jessi Wendland and Mandy Baldry were part of the discussion panel on how to get better results using Facebook tools. Beth Gasser (Vivid Image), Jen Epper (Buffalo Wild Wings – Mankato and Hutchinson) and Kurt Thompson (Southwest Initiative Foundation) were also part of the discussion board. Some of the topics discussed were what tools you use to better manage your facebook page, the goals of your fan page, how to use paid ad options and what is your favorite feature on Facebook. It was great to get new ideas from other businesses on how they have made their fan page a success. The next Social Media Breakfast is December 27, 2012 which will explore the tools and techniques used to plan your social media marketing in 2013. “Like” us on Facebook and to find out what all the Buzz is about!
Mandy Baldry (CB&T), Chris Brecht (Citizens Insurance Agency), Jane Powell (Citizens Insurance Agency and owner of Prairie Haven), and Jessi Wendland (CB&T)
The Hutchinson Theatre Company just wrapped up it’s nearly sold out production of 12 Angry Men this past weekend. This show broke the organization’s attendance record, exceeding 1,000 paid guests over six shows. The Hutchinson Theatre Company has been existence for 10 years as a non-profit organization. They produce three shows per year: a spring dessert theater, a summer musical, and a fall dinner theater. The Hutchinson Theatre Company is dedicated to high quality theatrical performance while providing educational and recreational opportunities to the surrounding communities. They are a proud member of the Hutchinson Center for the Arts and our very own, Carol Stark, serves on the board. Mark your calendars for their next production, Hot Property, coming in April 2013!
CONGRATULATIONS to all of the Fall Athletic Teams and Activities on a great season! A special CONGRATS to the teams who made it to the State meet: Cross Country, Girls’ Swimming & Diving, and the Tiger Football team! Best wishes at your tournaments from all of us at Citizens Bank!
The secret is out! A hive of bumblees and a busy beekeeper represented Citizens Bank at the Spooky Sprint race on Saturday!Although we weren’t able to uphold last year’s Best Group Costume, we certainly had fun buzzing around the 5k race course.The day started as a brisk morning but over 500 race participants showed up! Congratulations to all the participants and THANK YOU to the volunteers and race sponsors. Pictured below: Connie, Donna, Sheri, Cindy, Robin, Deidra, Jessi, and Deb.
Citizens Bank employees are eagerly planning to defend our Best Group Costume award from last year at tomorrow’s Spooky Sprint Race! Shhhh….the costume theme is a secret until Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. at Library Square! We have 10 bank employees participating in the event. Running in the race? We will see you on the course tomorrow! Spectator? Come check out what all of the buzz is about….
What resources and tools do you have for managing your Social Media? Do you currently have an online presence in the social community for your business? We jump-started this morning with the 2nd meeting of the Social Media Breakfast hosted at Crow River Winery. We heard a presentation on legal aspects of social media as well as key points to consider when managing your business and personal social media accounts. Stay tuned as Citizens Bank prepares to launch our own Facebook page! Or join the Social Media Breakfast next month, on Thursday, November 15th.
On October 6th, the Hutchinson Hockey Association hosted Dueces Wild! Dueling Pianos. Ted and Dave entertained the crowd with requested songs, pulling fans up on stage to sing and dance and even picking on certain members in the audience. Before the entertainment started, Jeremy Carter thanked Buzz Burich and his family for helping the Hutchinson Hockey Association for the following donations through the years:
- Money was given in 1977 to help build the hockey rink.
- $10,000 was donated to put towards the city purchasing the 1982 Zamboni.
- $15,000 was donated to put towards the city purchasing the 1990 Zamboni.
- Money was given in 1999 to help build the hockey rink.
- $50,000 was donated to put towards the city purchasing the 2000 Zamboni (replaced the 1982 Zamboni).
- $100,000 was donated for the naming rights when the rink was built which is named the Burich Arena.
- $40,000 was donated to put towards converting the 2000 Zamboni from gas to electric which is currently in progress.