The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Ag Committee, hosted the 2013 Ag Seminar on Thursday, January 31st. Citizens Bank was proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the Event. Featured speakers included: Bob Krogman / Marty Bonnell: “SPCC Compliance and Secondary Containment”, Jack Uldrich: “Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow’s Agriculture”, and Justin Remus: “The Old, New, and Future of Precision Agriculture”. Thank you to employees Jeff Jensen and Nancy Witte for serving on this committee!
We had the opportunity of inviting a Hutchinson High School 9th grade student into the bank for a day of job shadowing. Dylan was able to work with personal lenders, mortgage lenders, tellers, credit analyst, commercial lenders, the marketing team, and Scott from the Citizens Insurance Agency. Dylan is part of a Intro to Careers class taught by Mrs. Squier. He spent the day with us moving throughout different departments to learn what a typical day looks like at a community bank. His favorite part was lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings with some of the staff!
Congratulations to Jessi Wendland for being awarded the 2012 Hutchinson Jaycee of the Year! Steve Kropp, Jaycees President, presented the awards on Friday night at the annual Hutchinson Jaycees/ WaterCarnival Christmas party. Jessi has been actively involved as a member of the Jaycees for 3 years, serving on the Welcoming Committee, Executive Committee, Water Carnival Queen Mom and Finance Committee, and the past 2 years as the Jaycees Treasurer. Garrett Backes, from Southwest Initiative Foundation, was awarded Rookie of the Year.
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.
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….