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Grand Opening Week for Downtown Longview Branch!

Citizens National Bank’s newest branch, located at 200 N. Fredonia in downtown Longview, will host its Grand Opening next week, September 9-13.  The branch will be a flurry of activity and the public is invited to attend.  Be sure to stop by all week and register for a chance to WIN $5,000 CASH!  Come back all week for:

Mon. 9/9 - FREE Coffee/Latte/Espresso Bar w/Pastries, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Tues. 9/10 - FREE Refreshments Served All Day

Wed. 9/11 - Meet Drew Pearson, Former Dallas Cowboy, 12 Noon to 2 p.m.

Thur., 9/12 – FREE Refreshments Served All Day

Fri., 9/13 – Longview Lobo Day, FREE Hamburgers & Hotdogs Served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 500 Lobo Seat Cushions to be given away!

No purchase or account opening required to enter giveaway.  Must be 18 years or older to participate.  Limit one entry per person.  Citizens National Bank employees and agents of the bank are not eligible to participate.  Registration begins 9/09/13 and winners will be drawn on 09/13/13.  See bank for more details. 

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Citizens National Bank Opens Newest Branch Today!

Citizens National Bank has opened their newest branch today in downtown Longview at 200 N. Fredonia (corner of Tyler and Fredonia Streets) in one of Longview’s most enduring landmarks.  Brad Tidwell, President and CEO stated, “It has been great watching the revitalization of this historic building knowing that Citizens National Bank will be the foundation.  We are more than excited to be a part of downtown Longview, once again giving life to this building by putting a bank back into the lobby and serving the needs of not only downtown, but all of Longview.  We welcome the community to stop by and see the transformation of this wonderful piece of Longview’s history.”  The new downtown location will serve as CNB Longview’s main office and also include a trust office.

Cliff Hale, Senior Vice President and Longview Region Manager said, “Citizens National Bank continues to support the Longview and Gregg County market by investing in the downtown area and serving the needs of all of Longview with six full service branches.  Our commitment to Longview and East Texas has never been stronger.”   Tidwell added, “This revitalization project was truly a team effort between Citizens National Bank, the building landlord Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company, RLM General Contractors, Fitzpatrick Architects, Beer Wells Real Estate Services and The Swearingen Design Group.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony with the Longview Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Thursday, July 25th at 11 a.m., along with a tour of the bank.  The public is invited to attend.  Citizens National is very proud to display multiple pieces of historical significance from the Gregg County Historical Museum as well as having the opportunity to exhibit artwork from the Longview Museum of Fine Arts permanent collection throughout the first floor.  Highlighting the renovated lobby is a 20 foot x 11 foot art collage from Longview’s proud history.

Citizens National Bank made the transition into downtown this past November, when the Convenience Center and Drive Thru opened on November 4, 2012, at 201 N. Green Street.  Jackie Moseley has served as the Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager at the Convenience Center, and with the renovation now complete in the Main Lobby, she will move her office to the main lobby and continue her role there.  Orlando Valle, will serve as Assistant Branch Manager of the Convenience Center and Drive Thru.

The Main Lobby on Tyler and Fredonia Streets will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed on Saturday.  The Convenience Center and Drive Thru hours are as follows:  Lobby will be open Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Drive Thru will be open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Citizens National Bank is a locally owned, independent, Texas community bank with $1.2 billion in assets and a Trust Department with almost $400 million in assets under management.  We have been serving our customers throughout East and Central Texas for 83 years with 24 branches throughout East and Central Texas.  Member FDIC.

Tyler Branches Sponsor TABA Event

TABA Ribbon Cutting 2013On Tues., May 28th, both the Tyler Grande and Market Square branches sponsored the 60th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting at the Tyler Area Builders Association.  Citizens National Bank is proud to be a part of the Tyler community and a partner with the Tyler Area Builders Association.

Pictured L to R are:  Sheila Dixon, Phil Smith, Jesus Vera, Sandra Browning and Brenda Hall.

Longview Convenience Center Holds “Spring Fling” Event

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(Assistant Branch Manager Orlando Valle presents Grand Prize Winner Imelda R. with her $250 Gift Certificate, also pictured is a future CNB customer!)

On Sat., May 18th, the Longview Convenience Center held a family “Spring Fling” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the branch.  CNB staff was on hand to help entertain over one hundred people who stopped by to enjoy free hamburgers and hotdogs, games and prizes, face painting and balloon artistry by a clown.  La Invasora radio was also on site to keep the crowd going.  There was a drawing for several La Michoacana Meat Market gift certificates that day and Longview resident, Imelda R., won the $250 Grand Prize certificate!  Congratulations Imelda!

A good time was had by all and thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the day!

 

Henderson Relay for Life

Henderson Relay for Life Pic 2013Citizens National Bank, CFG Insurance and CFG Investments has been hard at work the last month, raising $6,954 for Rusk County’s Relay for Life!  This amount pushed them to Third Place in donations raised thus far in Rusk County!  Thank you to all the employees who helped make this event a success or came out to walk.  WAY TO GO TEAM!  Pictured are L to R:  Krista LeBow, Julie McElroy, Cecilia Besson, Michael Moores, Shea Vestal.

Longview Convenience Center’s “Spring Fling”

Please join the Citizens National Bank staff of the Downtown Longview Convenience Center, 201 N. Green St., this Saturday, May 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for “Spring Fling”.  There will be children’s games and prizes, face painting, a balloon artist, food by The Butcher Shop and loads fun!  Also stop by anytime this week or Saturday to register for a chance to win a $250 Gift Certificate to La Michoacana Meat Market, as well as other prizes!  Hope to see you there!

Citizens National Bank Employee Honored with Award

Charla Hendrix, Chandler Branch Manager, was presented the Community Connection Award on Wed., April 10th at the Athens Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Charla has spent over 15 years on the Henderson County Fair Board, over 20 years assisting with the Livestock Show in Athens and some 15 years with the PCRA Rodeo in Athens. This was a true honor and she took a standing ovation from the audience.  Charla is a great example of the servitude that a CNB employee represents in their community.  Congratulations Charla!

Citizens National Bank to Purchase East Texas National Bank

Brad Tidwell, President and CEO of Citizens National Bank (CNB), is pleased to announce that the bank has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase East Texas National Bank (ETNB) in Palestine, Texas.  ETNB’s main bank is located at 207 West Spring Street, with two full service branches located in Huntsville and Mexia. This transaction was approved by the boards of both banks and the closing is tentatively scheduled for June 2013, pending regulatory approval.

Brad Tidwell stated, “East Texas National Bank was chartered in 1911 in Palestine and has 102 years of deep East Texas roots, which is a great fit for Citizens National Bank, considering our 83 year history here in East Texas,” Tidwell continued, “Citizens National Bank is very excited to have the opportunity to acquire such an outstanding, conservative bank with values that mirror those of Citizens National Bank.”  Cliff Bomer, President of East Texas National Bank said, “East Texas National Bank has been the cornerstone of banking in our area for generations.  We are proud that we will be a part of a bank that will help us to continue to serve our customers for generations to come.”

East Texas National Bank has $150 million in assets as well as $65 million in assets under management in their trust department.  After the purchase of ETNB, Citizens National Bank will have $1.2 billion in assets and 24 branches throughout East and Central Texas.  The combined Trust Departments will have over $350 million in assets under management.  Citizens National Bank is a locally owned, independent, community bank headquartered in Henderson, Texas and has been serving the families and businesses of East Texas since 1930.

CNB’s Sue Plummer Honored by Henderson Chamber

Sue PlummerSue Plummer was recently named the Henderson Chamber Ambassador of the Year for 2012. The Ambassador of the Year is earned on a point system and out of 30 ambassadors, Sue had the highest number of points. Points are earned by attending Chamber functions, such as ribbon cuttings, special events and by recruiting new Chamber members. As part of the honor, Sue will receive a plaque and a certificate of congratulations from the Texas House of Representatives.  Way to go Sue!  We are very proud of you!

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