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.
Chamber members, please join us Thursday, October 11th from 5 – 7 p.m. at Hutchinson Family Dentistry as they host Chamber Business After Hours! The new business was just established in 2012, and includes a team of dentists: Dr. David Mach, Dr. Steven Flinn, and Dr. Chuck Neufeld. They have renovated the former Hutchinson Leader building at 36 Washington Avenue into a modern-day dental office, with lots of historic appeal. This building area, built in 1883 as a stable, has served as an auto repair facility, a steam laundry, Sears, and now a state-of-the-art dental office. Come and see the features of the new building, as well as meet the staff, and enjoy some fellowship!
The 2013 Citizens Bank calendars have arrived! It’s hard to believe it’s already that time of the year. Stop by and pick up your 2013 calendar today!
Here is the picture we chose for the calendar. Hope you enjoy!
Hungry?? Check out the new Social Media Breakfast of Central Minnesota on the 4th Thursday of the month from 7:30 – 9:00 am at the Crow River Winery! Today kicked off the start of something new. A couple of Citizens Bank employees listened to this morning’s presentation on Social Media which included topics such as:
What makes your business remarkable?
Where are your customers spending their time online?
How can you do a better job listening to your customers?
Join us for the next breakfast scheduled on Thursday, October 25th.
The City of Hutchinson and the Hutchinson Economic Development Authority (EDA) have begun a process to establish a strategic vision for the future of Downtown Hutchinson and the Crow River District to the north by developing a “Downtown Vision & Action Plan” for these areas. The intent of this effort is twofold. First, to establish a unified community vision for the future of this area through numerous public outreach and engagement steps by gathering input from community residents. Second, is to create a clear, concise and unified implementation strategy to achieve this vision.
Please take a moment to visit the site and take a survey in order to improve the community in which we live and/or work.
Have you been hearing a ROAR of excitement around Hutchinson schools this week? It is Homecoming week, sure to be filled with lots of Tiger pride, school festivities, class colors, and sporting activities. We’d like to take the opportunity to welcome back our Tiger Alum and encourage you to cheer at this week’s events! As always, good sportsmanship is encouraged. Here at CB, we are wearing our colors: BLACK and YELLOW today! Also, we have a little secret for you: Be sure to attend Hutchinson Tiger activities as we will be giving away these black, drawstring, Hutch Tiger backpacks!
It was a beautiful weekend for the 38th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival/Taste of Hutchinson! The park was full of life with all of the vendors and shoppers Friday and Saturday. The Taste of Hutchinson was a success with their selection of food which included mini donuts, cheese curds, kettle corn and even pork chop on a stick! CB&T employees Anthony Hanson, Donna Orwoll, Jessi Wendland and Nancy Witte were part of the volunteers that worked at the event. Linnea Klassen helped with the Hutchinson Rotary cheese curd stand.