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

Don’t Miss Our Holiday Open House!

Holiday Open House

We Need Your Food Shelf Donations!


We Need Your Vote!

Stop by our Main Street location and vote for our snowman “Blinded by the Light” December 1st – 5th!

snowman contest

Support the Hutchinson Reach Team!

Help support the Hutchinson Reach Team and “like” our FB page by October 31, 2014! One “like” = $2 for this great program.

Hutch Reach Team

Spooky Sprint

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.



Spooky Sprint

Arts & Crafts

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.

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Help support the “Backpack” Food Program

Backpack food program

Bee Crazy at CB!

Stop in Thursday and Friday for some lemonade and register for prizes!


Crazy Days

Congratulations Buzz Burich!

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!

Buzz Burich Mr Hutchinson