How to Use Your Network for Referrals

Today’s Social Media Breakfast was about how to use your network for referrals. Scott Plum from the MN Sales Institute was the presenter. Some of the topics were when to ask for a referral, how to ask for a referral and to create an incoming referral policy. One quick tip is when you receive a referral on LinkedIn, take the time to say thank you. There were monkeys on every table with a note saying “You Can’t Expect to Benefit from LinkedIn, If You Don’t Spend Time Monkeying Around”.  So take some time to update your profile, connect with new people, and refer someone you are connected with if you have appreciated their service.

 The topic for March’s Social Media Breakfast will be about Twitter. If you are interested in attending, click on the link for more information.




I.J. Burich Family Foundation Board

We are pleased to share with you a new photo of the current I.J. Burich Family Foundation Board!

photo of members currently serving on Burich Foundation Board








Board Members seated in front (L to R): Buzz Burich, Heather Knorr Chairman, Jim Lyons, Mary Hodson Chamber President.
Board Members standing (L to R): Daron VanderHeiden Superintendent, Connie Lambert, Sherry Ristau SWIF President, Thomas Wirt, Sgt. Joseph Nagel.

Thank you Sheri!

Sheri Goldschmidt is celebrating 30 years with Citizens Bank!

Sheri is a bank teller at the Downtown location drive-through, referred to as the Auto Bank.  Her duties mainly include cashing checks and taking in deposits.  Sheri is married to Leon, and together they have two sons, Troy and Brad, and one daughter Kelci.  They are also blessed with 3 grandsons.  Sheri and her family enjoy camping, boating, going to concerts, and spending time together with the grandkids.

photo of Citizens Bank employee Sheri Goldschmidt

Thank you Sheri for your 30 years of dedicated service!


2013 Ag Seminar

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!

Intro to a Career in Banking

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!